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April 2020

*Postponed* Egg Decorating with Master Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 3, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 4, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until April 4, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* You don’t want to miss your chance to learn how to do this unique art form with our very own Master Folk Artist, Marj Nejdl. Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $35 per person, Egg Decorating Class only $55 per person, Egg Decorating Class +…

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November 2020

Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the holiday season, Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2020 Limited Edition NCSML Ornament designed by Marj herself (shown at right). Ornament personalization can be commissioned for almost any ornament for a small added price. The last day to have your ornament personalized is Dec. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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December 2020

Old World Christmas Market 2020

December 5, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

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

We are doing things differently this year so we can all be safe, healthy, and happy together for many holiday celebrations in the future!

• Pick up holiday treats at our first-ever Drive Through Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Pre-order will be available online starting November 23 through December 4.

• Shop at our award-winning Museum Store online at store.ncsml.org. Free UPS ground shipping is available for orders placed November 27 through December 24, with local delivery options. The Store is available for in-person shopping whenever the NCSML is open.

• Support our Virtual Vendor Market online through December 24.

• Thanks to UFG Insurance, visitors will enjoy free admission to NCSML galleries December 5 and December 6.

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December 2021

Old World Christmas Market 2021

December 5, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on December 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

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

You do not want to miss our 12th year of making spirits bright. The Old World Christmas Market is inspired by traditional European markets, but with our own Midwest magic. Experience a delightful market with local handcrafted items, delicious treats, entertainment and activities for people of all ages. This enchanted celebration of culture, community, and holiday cheer is free for the entire weekend, including admission to NCSML galleries. This event is subject to change. Be sure to check our OWCM…

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Old World Christmas Market 2021

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on December 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

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

You do not want to miss our 12th year of making spirits bright. The Old World Christmas Market is inspired by traditional European markets, but with our own Midwest magic. Experience a delightful market with local handcrafted items, delicious treats, entertainment and activities for people of all ages. This enchanted celebration of culture, community, and holiday cheer is free for the entire weekend, including admission to NCSML galleries. This event is subject to change. Be sure to check our OWCM…

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September 2021

BrewNost

September 17, 2021 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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NCSML is excited to announce the return of BrewNost on September 17, 2021, back in person and better than ever! BrewNost is the Midwest’s premier international beer festival that supports the educational and cultural mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. Join us for an outdoor event featuring unlimited food and beverage from some of the area’s finest restaurants, local breweries and distilleries, along with international beers, wine, and spirits. The evening will be filled with live…

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April 2022

** CLASS IS FULL ** Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 8 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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** This class is full ** Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. The traditional wax resist process involves several stages of tracing designs with wax and dipping the egg in different colored dyes. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members. Egg…

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** CLASS IS FULL ** Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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** CLASS IS FULL ** Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. The traditional wax resist process involves several stages of tracing designs with wax and dipping the egg in different colored dyes. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members. Egg Decorating…

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Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. The traditional wax resist process involves several stages of tracing designs with wax and dipping the egg in different colored dyes. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members. Egg Decorating Class only. (class materials are…

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March 2022

Annual Meeting of the Membership

March 15 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall, 1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Please join us for the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Annual Meeting of the Membership. We will present our 2021 annual report including updates from President and CEO Cecilia Rokusek, a financial report of 2021, and election of new members of the NCSML Board of Trustees. Following the annual meeting, attendees are invited to join the Czech Heritage Foundation potluck and annual meeting.Location: WFLA, NCSML Parking is available in the NCSML parking garage.

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