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September 2021

*SOLD OUT* Czech Village Walking Tour with Mark Stoffer Hunter

September 2 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join Mark Stoffer Hunter, Cedar Rapids historian, on a walking tour of historic Czech Village. Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood. Special stories associated with architectural landmarks in the Village will be highlighted. The tour will begin and end at NCSML’s clock tower (corner of 16th Ave SW and Inspiration Pl SW). Parking is available in the museum’s lots or in Czech Village. The museum’s parking garage will not be open for this program. Wear comfortable shoes.Cost:…

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Coffee and Kolach

September 3 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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. Join us for our September Coffee and Kolach where we'll be discussing all the exciting festivities NCSML is hosting as part of our NCSML Building Dedication 25th Anniversary Celebration from September 17-19!Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

September 4 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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Beginner’s Czech Language & Culture I

September 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library continues to partner with Anna Cooková, an instructor with CzechTalk, to offer online Czech language and culture lessons. The next Beginner’s Czech Language & Culture I starts on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Each class will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time every Tuesday from September 14 through November 16. During the 15 hours of instruction over 10 weeks, participants will learned to read, write, and speak in Czech.…

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History on Tap: The Science of Brewing

September 15 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lion Bridge Brewing Company, 59 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

Join NCSML as we go behind the scenes with Lion Bridge Brewing Company to see how their delicious golden beers are crafted during History on Tap: The Science of Brewing! As a lead up to BrewNost 2021, Lion Bridge Brewing Company will take us on a tour of their Czech Village destination, and we’ll look at the brewing process from start to finish. Also, in anticipation of BrewNost 2021 we’re giving away a set of BrewNost glasses from years past!…

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BrewNost

September 17 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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NCSML is excited to announce the return of BrewNost on September 17, 2021, back in person and better than ever! BrewNost is the Midwest’s premier international beer festival that supports the educational and cultural mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. Join us for an outdoor event featuring unlimited food and beverage from some of the area’s finest restaurants, local breweries and distilleries, along with international beers, wine, and spirits. The evening will be filled with live…

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NCSML Building Dedication 25th Anniversary Celebration

September 18 @ 9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Please join us for a weekend full of events as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of that historic day when US President Bill Clinton, Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel, and Slovak Republic President Michal Kovac came to Cedar Rapids to dedicate not just NCSML’s building, but our community’s dedication to honoring Czech and Slovak heritage as well as that of all immigrants who we call neighbors.Saturday, September 18 Schedule of Events 9:30 a.m. “Education for ALL: The Legacy of J.A.…

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“Pictures from the Old Country”

September 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hemphill Theater, 1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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 about the secret language her grandmother is speaking and the enigma that shrouds her past. Years later she embarks on a journey that crosses continents…

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“Treasures of Slovakia” Curator Presentation

September 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Skala Bartizal Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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 curator of the numismatic funds in 1999. In 2005, he became director of the Museum of History in Bratislava Castle and 2016 the Director-General of…

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

September 19 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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

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