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September 2021

“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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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

September 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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 fourth Thursday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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Dialogues on Food and Sustainability, Part 2: Debating Farm Subsidies

September 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Should the United States eliminate nearly all of its farm subsidies? For the second installment of our series, we are pleased to collaborate with the A. Craig Baird Debate Forum at the University of Iowa to host a public debate on this question. Started as relief during the Great Depression, farm subsidies aim to encourage growth and stability during times of uncertainty related to the market or weather. Yet, opponents of subsidies suggest they unfairly reward corporate farms, promote unsustainable…

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Slovak Bean Soup with Noodles & Liver Dumplings

September 29 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this class you will be introduced to two delicious and certainly original soups! Slovak bean soup includes beans, noodles, and potatoes, and is a light and filling soup that is suitable even for vegans. Liver dumpling soup contains a broth with vegetables, noodles, and the main hero of this soup: liver dumplings. Liver dumplings are very popular in both the Czech and Slovak Republics thanks to their delicious and neutral flavor that doesn’t resemble a traditional liver flavor. Everyone…

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October 2021

Coffee and Kolach

October 1 @ 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 October Coffee & Kolach where curator Stefanie Kohn will give an overview of all of our newest exhibits.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

October 2 @ 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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Chicken Cordon Bleu served with Creamy Mashed Potatoes

October 6 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Czech version of chicken cordon blue is simply irresistible. It consists of delicious, breaded chicken breasts, cheese, ham, and pimento peppers. In this class, we'll cover all the tricks for how to master this delicious meal, not just in deep fryer, but also in the popular air fryer. As a side, you will prepare simple, but equally delicious, mashed potatoes. This class will definitely be a treat! Note: Not suitable for vegetarians.Join us for the first official series of…

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History on Tap: “Daisies” at Film Scene

October 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FilmScene, 118 E College Street
Iowa City, IA, 52240 United States
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Join us for our final History on Tap of 2021 at Film Scene in Iowa City on Wednesday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m.! In partnership with Film Scene, Big Grove, and Reunion breweries we’ll be showing the Czechoslovakian era surrealist comedy-drama Daisies (runtime 74 minutes) with a special pre-show beer tasting included with the ticket cost. One of the most anarchic films of all time, Vera Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world…

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Roasted Duck Legs with Red & White Sauerkraut and Potato Side Dumplings

October 16 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Roasted duck with sauerkraut and dumplings is definitely one of the must-try staples of Czech cuisine. Irresistible and crispy skin on duck legs with caraway seeds, two-color sauerkraut, and earthy and delicious potato side dumplings is a delicious and well-balanced meal. Not into eating duck? Substitute for chicken. Note: Suitable for vegetarians – skip preparation of duck.Join us for the first official series of the National Czech & Slovak Cooking School! Cook and eat an authentic Czech and Slovak dish…

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