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.

Featured Events

Peasant Gowns for American Ladies and the Meaning of Czechoslovak Folk Art

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

Folk art and culture were habitually included in the Czechoslovak national pavilions at world’s fairs in the interwar period; they were believed to highlight the historicity and authenticity of the...

“Halušky” Slovak Potato Pasta

Slovak cuisine is famous for many great dishes, but if only one should be selected, it would be definitely Halušky. This Slovak potato-based pasta will surprise you with its original...


Most of us are familiar with Bavarian-style pretzels, which are typical for their dark color. But Czechs and Slovaks have their own version of soft pretzels, too. We are going...

Upcoming Events