NCSML will be closed July 4 for Independence Day.
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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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July 2022

Vladislav Bláha and Tanja Drobysh Performance

July 15 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Internationally renowned Czech guitarist, Vladislav Bláha, along with Tanja Drobysh, return to NCSML to perform an entertaining evening of classical, Latin-American, jazz, and folk pieces on guitar, mandolin, and domra. Program: Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata g-moll Niccolo Paganini: Centone di Sonate N. 1 Manuel de Falla (arr. Vladislav Bláha): Millers dance / Pantomima / La vida breve Claude Debussy: Golliwogg´s Cake Walk Leo Brouwer: Motivos de son IV Jaroslav Ježek: Bugatti Step Štěpán Rak: Hora - Romanian Dance Astor Piazolla: Café…

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Katelyn Bouska Recital

July 16 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Pianist Dr. Katelyn Bouska will perform a moving recital consisting of work from "Fragments from a Woman's Diary" by Ruth Schönthal and other deeply personal works by Czech, Ukrainian, Polish, and American women composers.

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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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Upcoming Events

Jul 01

Coffee and Kolach

July 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jul 02

Free First Saturday for Students

July 2 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Jul 04

NCSML Closed

July 4
Jul 15
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.