Archives: Events

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. Tune in to hear from NCSML Librarian David Muhlena about what is new in the Skala Bartizal Library.Cost: Free Facebook or...

Christmas Cookies II – Snow Mini Wreath Cookies

This modern and delicious cookie consists of a meringue top in the shape of a wreath, a delicious peach preserve, and a perfect vanilla bottom. All parts of this cookie complement each other and together create a one-of-a-kind cookie that will be like nothing you have ever seen. You will prepare all parts of the...

Recurring

Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

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

Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2023 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 for personalization is December 16. As always, there...

Slovak Christmas Buns – Bobalky

These Slovak Christmas Mini Buns are commonly present as one of the courses during traditional Christmas dinners. In our class, you will prepare two versions: one sweet with poppy seed and honey and one savory with sauerkraut, onion, and caraway. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us from the comfort of  your home on Zoom and learn...

Recurring

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.

Christmas Drinks & Pralines

In this class, you will prepare traditional Czech & Slovak egg liqueur (similar to eggnog), Czech and Slovak mulled wine, and a couple of easy-to-make pralines.  All totally from scratch. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us from the comfort of  your home on Zoom and learn from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka in these hands-on interactive classes....

Brilliant Bohemian Garnets Guided Tour

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

Join Curator Stefanie Kohn for a guided tour of Brilliant Bohemian Garnets, where you'll learn about the history, stories, and significance behind the nearly 200 objects that feature the fiery red gemstones. Tours will be offered each month during the exhibition. Cost includes full museum admission.Cost: General: $15 • Members: Free Each tour is limited...

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 Adventurers Against Their Will. Czech'em Out Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month following the reading of each months selected book. Would you like to join virtually? Email info@ncsml.org for instructions on how to join via Zoom....

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.