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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.

Donate

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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September 2022

Beginner’s Czech Language & Culture I

September 13

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library continues to partner with Anna Cooková, an instructor with CzechTalk, to offer online Czech language and culture lessons. The fall Beginner’s Czech Language & Culture I starts on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Each class will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Central Time every Tuesday from September 13 - November 15. During the 15 hours of instruction over 10 weeks, participants will learn to read, write, and speak in Czech. The…

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August 2022

Righting a Wrong Scholars Panel

August 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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To coincide with Smithsonian exhibit Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II, NCSML is assembling a panel of scholars to discuss the historical significance of Japanese American military service and Japanese American incarceration, and the lingering issues of anti-Asian racism, housing inequality, and anti-immigrant sentiment that continue to plague our society today.Cost: FreeElizabeth Lawrence, Ph.D. Dr. Elizabeth Lawrence is an assistant professor of history at Augustana College. She's a historian of modern China with cross-disciplinary interests in heritage…

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Upcoming Events

Wed 17

Needlepoint guild demonstrations

August 17 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Thu 25

Embroiderers’ Guild Demonstrations

August 25 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Thu 25

Righting a Wrong Scholars Panel

August 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Sep 02

Coffee and Kolach

September 2 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sep 03

Free First Saturday for Students

September 3 @ 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.