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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

Museum Store Closed For Maintenance

The NCSML Museum Store is closed October 16 for maintenance and will reopen October 17 at 9:30 a.m. You can still shop online at store.ncsml.org. The Museum and its galleries are open as normal.

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 Miss Fortune’s Last Mission. 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....

The Art of Fusion – My Legacy in Video Mapping and Multisensory Shows

Hemphill Theater 1400 Inspiration Place SW , Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

Visual, computer and multimedia artist Zdeňka Čechová is recognized as an innovator of video mapping in the Czech Republic. She created the first artistic programs for the Singing Fountain in Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic as well as musical, light, and water shows for the Křižík Fountain in Prague. She holds the position of President at...

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...

“A Summer in Spillville in 1893” Author Talk

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

Join Barbara Ortwein, author of "A Summer in Spillville in 1893," for a multi-media exposition and reading from her newest book that follows the journey of Antonín Dvořák to Iowa. A book signing will follow. The exhibition displays content about Dvořák's Prague, his home around Charles Square, the friends who influenced him to go to...

“Slovak Settlers” Author Talk

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

Founders of Global Slovakia, Zuzana Palovic and Gabriela Bereghazyova, will speak about their latest book, "Slovak Settlers," with a book signing to follow. Although the history of Slovakia is a history of migration, little is known about the legions of men, women, and children who dared to cross the ocean. One third of the nation...

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Embroiderers’ Guild Demonstrations

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

See members of the Cedar Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild demonstrate their embroidery skills. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the fourth Thursday in Rozek Grand Hall.Cost: Free

Noah Breuer: Reclamation Talk and Tour

Join artist Noah Breuer on the opening day of "Noah Breuer – Reclamation" for a talk about the exhibition followed by a guided tour. This exhibit investigates early twentieth-century domestic textile design in Europe and the Jewish-owned textile printing companies in Czech Bohemia and Moravia. The textiles used are from Carl Breuer and Sons (CB&S),...