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History + Happy Hour: Savor Iowa’s Rich Culinary Heritage

Bring your friends and coworkers to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library for happy hour! You’ll find drinks, hearty snacks, go on self-guided adventures through the museum’s galleries, and enjoy a fascinating talk about Iowa’s rich culinary heritage! Beer and koláče (kolaches)? Yes, please!

History + Happy Hour Schedule:
4:30 – 7:00pm: Exhibits and Museum Store open, DIY craft activity in Jiruska Gallery
5:30pm – 6:15pm: Savor Iowa’s Rich Culinary Heritage with Darcy Maulsby, author of A Culinary History of Iowa
6:30 – 7:00pm: A Culinary History of Iowa book signing with Darcy Maulsby

Author Darcy Maulsby

About the Presentation by Darcy Maulsby:
What comes to mind when you think of Iowa food? Everyone has an Iowa food story, and author Darcy Maulsby will bring those stories to life during her fun, interactive talk! She’ll serve up fascinating tidbits related to more than 150 years of Iowa cuisine, from all corners of the state. Discover how Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially Midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences, as reflected in kolaches (a Czech and Slovak favorite) and other treats. 

Darcy Maulsby is an author, marketing professional, photographer, speaker, farmer, and foodie based in central Iowa.

The Museum Store will be open during this event! Find unique gifts for friends and family, or treat yourself to a little something while you’re here.

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$15 – General Admission
$10 – NCSML Member Admission
$21.99 – Optional: Add A Culinary History of Iowa by Darcy Maulsby to your ticket order!

Each ticket includes:
(1) drink ticket for beer, wine, or soda
(ID required; must be 21+ to buy/be served alcohol)
Czech and Slovak-inspired appetizers and treats (including kolaches, plus some gluten-free/vegan options available)
Admission to the museum’s galleries, plus a DIY craft activity
Admission to “Savor Iowa’s Rich Culinary Heritage”, a talk by Darcy Maulsby

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We are unable to offer refunds for event tickets at the NCSML. Thank you for your understanding. 

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History + Happy Hour is sponsored by CRST International.


March 22, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
$10 – $15
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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