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Christmas Cookies I – Mini Walnut Rolls & Linz Tarts

This class will introduce you to two other kinds of traditional Czech Christmas Cookies. You will learn to prepare mini walnut rolls coated in sugar and delicious Christmas-shaped cookie sandwiches called Linz tart that can be cut into any shape you like and then “glued” together with delicious berry filling. You can attend this course...

(R)evolution of the Guitar: Ester Pavlů and Barbora Kubíková

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

"(R)evolution of the Guitar" offers an exciting journey of Spanish guitar to American finger-style guitar songs from the classical Spanish composers of Manuel de Falla and Federico Garcia Lorca of the Golden Era. Czech Mezzo-soprano Ester Pavlů, along with award-winning Czech classical guitarist, Barbora Kubíková, will perform this program that also includes songs by Karel...

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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...

Christmas Cookies II – Christmas Mini Pavlovas & Rum Pralines

New Class! The name “Pavlova” relates to the decadent dessert that some people consider very technical and often intimidating. In this class, we are going to prepare this dessert in its’ mini-Christmas version: one with snowy cream and golden edible glitter and the second version with green cream. And to top it off with a...

Origin, Development, and Demise of Folk Dress in the Czech Lands

Located on a lovely Baroque-Renaissance farm, the Muzeum Ostrov Lidových Krojů (Island of Folk Dress Museum) boasts the largest collection of Kroj from all over the Czech Republic. Learn from Bc. Josef Vacek, the Deputy Director of Muzeum Ostrov Lidových Krojů, about the most interesting collection items they have and listen to some of their...

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

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

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.

Christmas Cookies III – Mini Chocolate Roll with Parisian Cream

New Class! This cookie is an exquisite combination of a nutty cookie and a nice portion of chocolaty Parisian cream. All are coated in a fine layer of chocolate that ties it all together. This cookie has all it takes to become one of your favorites! Note: Suitable for vegetariansJoin us from the comfort of ...

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Closed for Thanksgiving

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library will be closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open on Friday during our normal business hours.

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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...