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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.

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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.

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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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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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Herb-crusted Pork Tenderloin with Spinach Sauce and Crushed Potatoes with Bacon and Sautéed Onion

August 7 @ 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Herb-crusted Pork Tenderloin with Spinach Sauce

Pork is very popular in the Czech Republic, and in this class we are going to bring the pork cut the respect that it deserves. Prepared using an herb crust, you’ll learn how to cook it to perfection – juicy and tender. Our pork tenderloin will be served with a creamy spinach sauce which compliments the meal and provides some added health benefits. And to tie the whole meal together, we are going to prepare one of the most popular…

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Bridging Democracy with Dance

August 10 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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One event on August 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Dance performance on bridge

This innovative, experiential three-part virtual workshop series designed by dancer, dance educator, and choreographer Dagmar Spain unlocks the understanding of dialogue as a core component of democracy. The first part presents the history of democracy focusing on its roots in Ancient Greece and its influences on the American Constitution, as well as the First Czechoslovak Republic under the presidency of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk; the second part formulates dialogues through interactive movements and ideas; the third part opens the discussion towards…

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Bridging Democracy with Dance

August 17 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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One event on August 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Dance performance on bridge

This innovative, experiential three-part virtual workshop series designed by dancer, dance educator, and choreographer Dagmar Spain unlocks the understanding of dialogue as a core component of democracy. The first part presents the history of democracy focusing on its roots in Ancient Greece and its influences on the American Constitution, as well as the First Czechoslovak Republic under the presidency of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk; the second part formulates dialogues through interactive movements and ideas; the third part opens the discussion towards…

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Bridging Democracy with Dance

August 24 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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One event on August 17, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Dance performance on bridge

This innovative, experiential three-part virtual workshop series designed by dancer, dance educator, and choreographer Dagmar Spain unlocks the understanding of dialogue as a core component of democracy. The first part presents the history of democracy focusing on its roots in Ancient Greece and its influences on the American Constitution, as well as the First Czechoslovak Republic under the presidency of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk; the second part formulates dialogues through interactive movements and ideas; the third part opens the discussion towards…

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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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October 2021

Coffee and Kolach

October 1 @ 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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November 2021

Coffee and Kolach

November 5 @ 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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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 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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Upcoming Events

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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