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Tribute to Milan Rastislav Štefánik

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the United States, Ivan Korčok, and the NCSML invite you to a Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of the death this key historical figure.

Milan Rastislav Štefánik (21 July 1880 – 4 May 1919) was a Slovak politician, diplomat, aviator, and astronomer. During the World War I, he served as a general of the French Army and later as the first Minister of War of Czechoslovakia. As one of the leading members of the Czechoslovak National Council (the resistance government), he contributed decisively to the cause of Czechoslovak sovereignty. He is considered to be one of the founders of the Czechoslovak Republic and a true hero.

Program of Events:

• Welcome remarks and unveiling ceremony of official Štefánik bust
• Lecture by historian, Dr. Michal Kšiňan, Slovak Academy of Sciences
• Opening of Štefánik Exhibition and Reception with refreshments

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, Friends of Slovakia, Former and Current Slovak Honorary Consuls, Robert Petrik, Pharm.D and Cecilia Rokusek, , Ed.D., M.Sc., RDN and The J. W. Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange in the Slovak Republic.

RSVP to Teresa Stenstrup, Director of Programs (319-362-8500 x204), by November 14, 2019.


November 21, 2019
6:30 PM
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Skala Bartizal Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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