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“Sekaná” Czech Meatloaf

Yes, Czechs have their own recipe for meatloaf. It will nicely surprise you with its’ original flavor, ingredients, and preparation steps that are typical for this meal. And after competition, you will end up with a typical Czech supper! Note: Not suitable for vegetarians.Join us from the comfort of  your home on Zoom and learn...

Peasant Gowns for American Ladies and the Meaning of Czechoslovak Folk Art

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

Folk art and culture were habitually included in the Czechoslovak national pavilions at world’s fairs in the interwar period; they were believed to highlight the historicity and authenticity of the newly formed state. Since the late 19th century, folk art had been an important marker of national identity linked to the Czech and Slovak national...

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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

“Halušky” Slovak Potato Pasta

Slovak cuisine is famous for many great dishes, but if only one should be selected, it would be definitely Halušky. This Slovak potato-based pasta will surprise you with its original flavor. We are going to substitute traditionally used “Brinza” cheese with more commonly available ingredients in the USA. Note: Suitable for vegetarians if bacon is...

Coffee and Kolach

As the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library celebrates it’s 50th anniversary throughout 2024, our Kava & Kolac (Coffee & Kolach) series will feature programs, concerts, highlights, and special events. Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join NCSML via Facebook Live or YouTube Live each first Friday of the month. Join us...

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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

The Quiet Hero Booktalk with George Drost

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

The Quiet Hero is a true story about John Anton Drost who emerges as a beacon of hope, defying adversity and persecution with unwavering courage during WWII. His son, George Drost, current NCSML Board of Trustee Member, will give a presentation of his family's story. About The Quiet Hero Set against the backdrop of the...

Pretzel

Most of us are familiar with Bavarian-style pretzels, which are typical for their dark color. But Czechs and Slovaks have their own version of soft pretzels, too. We are going to prepare all parts of these delicious baked goods in the comfort of your own home. Note: Suitable for vegetarians.Join us from the comfort of ...

Concert by Ambros duo Prague

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

Ambroš Duo Prague, consisting of violinist Miroslav Ambroš and pianist Zuzana Ambrošová, will bring to life the music of Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk, and Bedřich Smetana, and more during the evening's concert.Cost: Free with suggested freewill donation of $10 to help cover related costs.Program: Antonín  Dvořák:  Romantic Pieces  op.75 Allegro moderato Allegro maestoso Allegro appassionato...