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Membership

Members of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library receive admission to our exhibits, subscriptions to our biannual journal (Slovo) and our bi-annual newsletter (MOST), enrollment in our Time Travelers Program (including benefits at 100+ museums), and access to members-only events.

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Without our members, sponsors, and other supporters, we would not be where we are today. We have made it our mission to ensure that the culture, people, and histories are celebrated, embraced, and shared — your support helps us accomplish that mission.

Volunteer

It is with the help of our dedicated volunteers that the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library continues to serve the community. We have tasks to engage all ages and abilities levels. Our volunteers reported advancing their communication skills and acquiring job skills.

Calendar of Events

We strive to provide informative, engaging, and most importantly – FUN events to the Cedar Rapids area. Our events focus mainly on the history of the Czech and Slovak people, with hands on workshops, informative history lessons, and exhibit opening receptions.

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July 2021

Sauerkraut Soup and Czech Rice Pudding

July 28 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This Czech sauerkraut soup is something out of this world — full of flavor, but still light tasting. This soup will deliver a great gourmet experience, as well as a lot of antioxidants and vitamins thanks to the sauerkraut. Perfect for any time of the year, it's refreshing with its lightness on hot summer days and comforting on cold winter evenings. For a delightful dessert, we are also going to prepare Czech rice pudding from scratch. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.…

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August 2021

New Bohemia Walking Tour with Mark Stoffer Hunter

August 5 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Former Czech School Location, 925 2nd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Join Mark Stoffer Hunter, Cedar Rapids Historian, for a walking tour of the historic New Bohemia neighborhood. Learn about the evolution of this unique Bohemian commercial district from the early 1870s through the present day. Mark will highlight the special stories associated with the architectural landmarks. The tour will begin at the Czech School location in New Bo (925 2nd Street SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States). Wear comfortable shoes for walking.Cost: $5 for NCSML members, $7 for general admission Registration…

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Coffee and Kolach

August 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Have you ever been to Wilber, Nebraska for Czech Days? NCSML Vice President for Development and Marketing, Jim Miller, will be broadcasting live from Wilber, NE during the first day of this event-filled, three-day festival. Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

August 7 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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September 2021

Coffee and Kolach

September 3 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

September 4 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
+ Google Map

Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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October 2021

Coffee and Kolach

October 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

October 2 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
+ Google Map

Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

Find out more »

November 2021

Coffee and Kolach

November 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

November 6 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
+ Google Map

Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 28

Sauerkraut Soup and Czech Rice Pudding

July 28 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Aug 05

District Movie Night

August 5 @ 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Cedar Rapids Iowa
Aug 05

New Bohemia Walking Tour with Mark Stoffer Hunter

August 5 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Aug 06

Coffee and Kolach

August 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Aug 07

Free First Saturday for Students

August 7 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
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