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Bring Your Own Arts and Crafts Open House at NCSML

Alliant Energy Classroom 1400 Inspiration Place SW , Cedar Rapids, IA

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of arts and crafts with fellow makers. Either bring a project you are already working on, or participate in any of the arts and crafts activities prepared by our education team. This event is free and open to the public. Make sure to RSVP early as space is limited!Cost:...

Marj Nejdl: Master Folk Artist Exhibit Opening

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

Please join us for a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. followed by an opening reception honoring the life and works of Marj Nejdl, a “Living Iowa Treasure” as designed by the Iowa Arts Council. Light refreshments will be served.Marj Nejdl learned to decorate eggs in the traditional Czech style at an early age. Continuing the...

Veronika Rabada in Concert

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

To kick off our 50th Anniversary, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library will host a concert by popular Slovak singer and actress Veronika Rabada and her band. Veronika’s band presents Slovak folk music with a modern twist. She has recorded numerous albums, including Meadow, Skirts, and Carol with Veronika Rabada. Her songs have...

Coffee and Kolach

As the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library celebrates it’s 50th anniversary throughout 2024, our Kava & Kolac (Coffee & Kolach) series will feature programs, concerts, highlights, and special events. Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join NCSML via Facebook Live or YouTube Live each first Friday of the month. Join us...

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Free First Saturday for Students

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

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. Sponsored by: UFG Insurance

Valentine Gingerbread Heart

This class is coming right in time to get ready for your Valentine’s presents. In this class, you are going to learn to prepare and decorate Czech gingerbread hearts that will let you unleash your inner creativity and can also include Czech, Slovak, or English phrases of your choice. The class will be a fun...

Czech’em Out Book Club

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

Join NCSML volunteer Steve Pederson in the Skala Bartizal Library this month where we'll discuss Cowboy from Prague by Charles Heller, with the author joining the discussion virtually. Czech'em Out Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month following the reading of each months selected book. About the book After losing 25 members...

Annual Meeting of the Membership

WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall 1400 Inspiration Place SW , Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

Please join us for the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Annual Meeting of the Membership at 5:30 p.m. Updates will be given by President and CEO Cecilia Rokusek, a financial report of 2023, and election of new members of the NCSML Board of Trustees. Following the annual meeting, attendees are invited to join...

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

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

See members of the Blue Ribbon Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild demonstrate their skills. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the third Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.