“Pictures from the Old Country”

Hemphill Theater 1400 Inspiration Place SW , Cedar Rapids, IA

Join Producer/Director Susan Marcinkus for a screening of “Pictures from the Old Country.” The captivating story of the filmmaker’s quest to uncover the mysteries of her Slovak identity and heritage, after they were lost behind the Iron Curtain and her family’s silence. As a young girl growing up during the Cold War, she is curious...

“Treasures of Slovakia” Curator Presentation

Skala Bartizal Library 1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Join Branislav Panis, General Director of the Slovak National Museum and curator of “Treasures of Slovakia,” who will speak about the Slovak National Museum as well as the creation of NCSML's newest exhibit.Branislav Panis (Sharing Our Story: Treasures of Slovakia) began working in the Slovak National Museum, as a keeper of the depositary and the...

Guided Tour of “Crowning Glory: A Feast of Slovak & Moravian Headdresses”

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

Join owner of the Baine-Cincebeaux Collection, Helene Cincebeaux, for a guided tour of "Crowning Glory: A Feast of Slovak & Moravian Headdresses." Nearly 100 Slovak and Moravian headdresses will be on display. Hours of labor and generations of meaning, mystique, and creativity are infused in each treasured heirloom.Cost: Free