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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.

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 2021

Free Virtual Demonstration: Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Creamy Mashed Potatoes

September 22 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what our virtual cooking classes are all about? Before the first official series of our National Czech & Slovak Cooking School kicks off, this is your opportunity to get a taste of all these classes have to offer! Join expert Chef Tom Slepicka for a free cooking demonstration where Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Creamy Mashed Potatoes will be prepared. Czechs and Slovaks love pork. For this reason, this demonstration is dedicated to the preparation of pork…

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Dialogues on Food and Sustainability, Part 2: Debating Farm Subsidies

September 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Should the United States eliminate nearly all of its farm subsidies? For the second installment of our series, we are pleased to collaborate with the A. Craig Baird Debate Forum at the University of Iowa to host a public debate on this question. Started as relief during the Great Depression, farm subsidies aim to encourage growth and stability during times of uncertainty related to the market or weather. Yet, opponents of subsidies suggest they unfairly reward corporate farms, promote unsustainable…

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October 2021

Coffee and Kolach

October 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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. Join us for our October Coffee & Kolach where curator Stefanie Kohn will give an overview of all of our newest exhibits.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 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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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

Tue 28

Creative Aging Workshop: Storytelling with Darrin Crow

September 28 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Wed 29

Slovak Bean Soup with Noodles & Liver Dumplings

September 29 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Oct 01

Coffee and Kolach

October 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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.