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July 2021

Coffee and Kolach

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

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live. Join us as we meet NCSML Curator Stefanie Kohn. Learn more about Stefanie, our archives and collection, what a curator does, and some details of future NCSML exhibits.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

July 3 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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We live in a vibrant state for food with over 88,000 farms that produce more eggs, corn, and soybeans than any other state. Along with a strengthened commitment to grow food for the local area, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library invites students of all ages to join us on the first Saturday in July for activities about farming, nutrition, and composting. Come check out our new gardening space, growing orchard, and early work establishing a system for…

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History on Tap: Reinventing the Iowa Field

July 14 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thew Brewing Company, 2002 301 2nd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Grab a pint of beer and join us for History on Tap: Reinventing the Iowa Field. Emmaly Renshaw, Farm Manager at Feed Iowa First, will lead this program on the fascinating story of Iowa farming and how that connects to alleviating food insecurity in Linn County today. Emmaly grew up in the rolling hills of rural northeast Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture with an emphasis in Midwest Ecology. Both of these experiences…

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Glass Suncatcher Kit

July 19 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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This package includes free admission to NCSML and everything you need to make one 3x3" glass rainbow suncatcher. Included in the kit is a piece of clear glass, cut up pieces of colorful glass, glue, and detailed instructions. After you have finished painting/glazing your project, drop it off at the Ceramic Center for them to fire in their kilns. Projects will be available for pickup one week later from the following Saturday it is dropped off. The Ceramic Center is…

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Member Master Class: From Bohemia to Asinara: Recovering Lost Lives in Czech Archives and Literatures

July 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A Virtual Lecture Series with Professor David Chroust, PhD.Josef Jelínek (1882-1916) died of cholera or typhoid fever in the winter of 1916 with thousands of fellow soldiers from Habsburg Austria in Italian captivity off the coast of Sardinia, on the barren island of Asinara. Sixty years after Jelínek died, a surviving son-in-law knew two simple facts: the year of Jelínek’s birth (1882) and his home village (Phov). Phov became a key to recovering Jelínek’s life and also the lives of…

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Lecture by Mary Swander, Author of “VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers”

July 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Playwright Mary Swander is a fourth generation Iowan, Poet Laureate of Iowa, and a distinguished professor of English at Iowa State. She worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival award-winner Matt Foss to create Vang, a two-person play about recent immigrant farmers. Swander and Chamberlin interviewed and photographed recent Iowa immigrant farmers from many countries. Then Swander wound their words together to form a verbatim play that captures the farmers’ journeys to the…

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August 2021

Coffee and Kolach

August 6 @ 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 the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

August 7 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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History on Tap

August 11 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for delicious brews and fascinating history during this popular annual series! Meet us after work at an area brewery or in-house at the NCSML. Guests can relax, enjoy local brews and signature cocktails, and hear about a variety of topics from area experts.Cost: Free Details and registration information to be announced. This event is subject to change. Be sure to check back for the most up-to-date information closer to the event date.Sponsored by: CRST InternationalFor additional information, need…

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September 2021

Coffee and Kolach

September 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 the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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