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History and Mysteries of Prague’s Jewish Quarter

October 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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One event on October 20, 2022 at 12:00 PM

The History and Mysteries of Prague’s Jewish Quarter with the Author of Haunted Prague

Prague is the most mysterious of places, one of Europe’s most hauntingly beautiful—and just plain haunted—destinations. Nowhere is this truer than in its fabled Jewish Quarter.

Join Michele Patrick, author of Haunted Prague: Stories of Spirits, Sorcerers, and the Supernatural, for a virtual slideshow journey through magical Prague, with a special focus on the history, mysteries—and legends—of the Jewish Quarter and its people since the 10th century. She’ll also discuss the most important attractions in the Quarter, why Prague is the most haunted of places, and the importance of legends to the Czech and Slovak peoples. She’ll finish by offering a Halloween appropriate reading from the stories of the Jewish Quarter found in Haunted Prague.

A book signing of Haunted Prague will follow event.

Michele Patrick Brief Biography

Michele is an award winning writer of Slovak descent who has served as speechwriter for the President’s Cabinet and the United States Senate, among others. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Eastern European economics, focusing on the former Czechoslovakia, and a National Champion in collegiate public speaking. Her presentation is designed to capture and convey the images and imagination of Prague’s Jewish Quarter, provide some fascinating stories from Czech history—and delight anyone who enjoys a spooky tale of things that go bump in the night!

Cost: Free

Details

Date:
October 19
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Venue

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Phone:
319-362-8500