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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.


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.


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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November 2021

Christmas Cookies I – Ischel’s Cookies & Linz Tarts

November 3 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Christmas cookies are part of many families’ Christmas traditions. This course offers a great opportunity to extend your current recipe portfolio with two traditional kinds of delicious Czech Christmas cookies. You will learn to prepare Linz tart cookies as well as Ischel’s cookies that have a touch of cinnamon, filled with preserve, and coated with chocolate coating. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us from the comfort of  your home on Zoom and learn from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka in these hands-on…

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Hubert’s Night Owls

November 6 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so we’re staying open late today for families and community members with special needs. We will offer a kit of activities and crafts for the little ones to take home to enjoy and fewer distractions in our exhibits for a more sensory-friendly experience.Cost: Free. For more information regarding our accessibility, including financial assistance for visiting, please read more on our visit page.Sponsored by: McGrath Family of Dealerships.

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December 2021

Coffee and Kolach

December 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 NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolach! Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Upcoming Events

Thu 28

Needlepoint guild demonstrations

October 28 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Sat 30

Větrnik (filled Czech dessert)

October 30 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Nov 03
Nov 05

Coffee and Kolach

November 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nov 06

Free First Saturday for Students

November 6 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
We're having a Hody!

The NCSML is starting a new tradition to show the pride in our community, our rich immigrant history, and to support our mission and vision.