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Let’s Talk Czech

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

Please join us for a new program, Mluvme česky or Let's Talk Czech. This conversational Czech program with Diane Kozelka will be held each Tuesday from 5 - 6 p.m. CDT in-person in the NCSML boardroom (2nd floor) or online for nine sessions starting on April 2. For Zoom instructions please email msimoneau@ncsml.org.Cost: $15 for...

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Economic Summit

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

May 2 - 3, 2024 Registration required by April 15, 2024 A unique forum for delegations from the USA, Czech Republic and Slovakia building on the consequences of modern history related to the period of WWI, WWII, 1968, 1989 and the recent times, with the participation of Miloslav Stašek, Czech ambassador to the U.S. and...

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Economic Summit

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

May 2 - 3, 2024 Registration required by April 15, 2024 A unique forum for delegations from the USA, Czech Republic and Slovakia building on the consequences of modern history related to the period of WWI, WWII, 1968, 1989 and the recent times, with the participation of Miloslav Stašek, Czech ambassador to the U.S. and...

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...

Furdek Special Collection Grand Opening

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

Join us for the grand opening of the Furdek Special Collection with Slovak ambassador to the U.S., Radovan Javorcik. Light refreshments will be served. The Furdek Special Collection is part of an NCSML acquisition of the Reverend Matthew Jankola Library based on the existing agreement between The Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Danville, PA,...

An Evening of Opera with Ester Pavlů and Ahmad Hedar

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

Join us for an evening of opera with Ester Pavlů and Ahmad Hedar to celebrate both the Year of Czech Music and 50 years of NCSML's rich history. The tradition of the Year of Czech Music began exactly one hundred years ago in 1924 with the celebration of the centenary of the birth of Bedřich...

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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

Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau Opening

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

Join us for the opening of Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau with a ribbon cutting and light refreshments. Presented are 75 works including rare original lithographs and proofs, paintings, drawings, posters, books, and portfolios from the Dhawan Collection, one of the finest private collections of Mucha’s works in the U.S. Mucha is most often...

Preciosa Gala

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

The year 2024 marks a sentinel time in the history of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of this iconic institution for our community, state, nation, and world. In 1974, a group of visionaries were passionate about preserving the Czech and Slovak culture, heritage,...