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Christmas Cookies IV – Moroccan Cookies & Walnut Cookie Sandwich with Rum Cream

New Class! In this class, we are going to prepare and enjoy two very different cookies: Moroccan cookies, a crunchy cookie with dried fruit and nuts, and a walnut cookie sandwich, a couple of nutty cookies connected with decadent rum cream and then partially dipped in chocolate. Both will be a real treat and will...

Coffee and Kolach

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolach! Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live or YouTube Live. This month, NCSML Director of Museum Store & Visitor Services, Andrea Siebenmann will be discussing Czech and Slovak holiday traditions while...

“My Kind of Christmas” Holiday Performance

To kick off our weekend of festivities, join us on December 2 for “My Kind of Christmas,” a holiday musical performance by multitalented Czech jazz singer and musician, Martina Barta, accompanied by Italian pianist, Francesco Pollon. Together, they will perform favorites sure to put you in the holiday spirit!Cost: Online ticket sales have now closed....

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

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

Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2022 Limited Edition NCSML Ornament designed by Marj herself. Ornament personalization can be commissioned for almost any ornament for a small added price. The last day to have your ornament personalized is Dec. 16...

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Old World Christmas Market 2022

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

You do not want to miss our 13th 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...

Slovak Christmas Meal – “Kapustnica” soup and Fried Fish with Potato Salad

New Class! The last two years have included the preparation of traditional Czech Christmas meals. This year, the focus is going to be on a traditional Slovak Christmas meal. Kapustnica soup is a delicious Slovak sauerkraut soup. For the main meal, you will learn how to make fried white fish with potato salad. The fish...

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

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

Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2022 Limited Edition NCSML Ornament designed by Marj herself. Ornament personalization can be commissioned for almost any ornament for a small added price. The last day to have your ornament personalized is Dec. 16...

Recurring

Old World Christmas Market 2022

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

You do not want to miss our 13th 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...

Christmas Cookies V – Bishop’s Bread & Coffee Bean Pralines

New Class! Cookie Class number V is about two delicious desserts that are often part of a traditional cookie box. The first one is Bishop’s Bread, which is a delicious mini sweet bread with dried fruit. Soon after baking, it is sliced into small portions that are then served as a part of the Christmas...