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April 2022

Needlepoint guild demonstrations

April 20 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day Third 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 third Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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Transatlantic Battlefront: How the Exiled Czech Comic Duo Voskovec and Werich Continued Resistance to Nazi Occupation Via Radio

April 27 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skala Bartizal Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The goal of a recent multi-step project led by Filip Šír is to create an online database of scripts, recordings and other documents by Jan Werich and George Voskovec. These Czech comedians and pioneers of famous avant-garde performances in Prague Liberated Theater, which later encouraged aversion to Nazi aggression well into the mid-1930s. Both men were forced to emigrate from Czechoslovakia to the USA in 1939. The project is specifically based on research, archival evidence, and later preservation of their…

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Embroiderers’ Guild Demonstrations

April 28 @ 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 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

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May 2022

Kristýna Kůstková recital with pianist Ahmad Hedar

May 4 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Czech soprano Kristýna Kůstková and Czech pianist Ahmad Hedar will perform a recital consisting of the most beautiful songs and arias by Antonín Dvořák, Jaroslav Křička, Leoš Janáček, Manuel de Falla, Gaetano Donizetti, Léo Delibes, and other world recognized composers.

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Coffee and Kolach

May 6 @ 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. This month we welcome Tisha, NCSML's new Chief Advancement Officer. Houby Days events will also be highlighted.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Remembering Lidice 80 years Later: In the Context of a 21st Century Reality

May 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hemphill Theater, 1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The village of Lidice was destroyed in 1942 in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a mastermind of Nazi genocide. Hitler chose Lidice as an example of what would happen if anyone chose to resist. All 192 men were murdered, all women sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp, all but 9 of 91 children were gassed. German soldiers blew up all the buildings and altered the flow of a river so that the landscape would never look the same. Lidice…

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President’s Society Preciosa Gala

May 7
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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2022 President’s Society Preciosa Gala Learn more about how to become a President’s Society Member at ncsml.org/donate.

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Free First Saturday for Students

May 7 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Please note, NCSML will close at noon on May 7 to prepare for the President’s Society Preciosa Gala. 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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NCSML Closing at Noon

May 7 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NCSML will close at noon on May 7 to prepare for the President’s Society Preciosa Gala. NCSML will reopen on May 8 at noon.

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“In the Shadow of Memory” Film Screening

May 8 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Hemphill Theater, 1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The village of Lidice was destroyed in 1942 in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a mastermind of Nazi genocide. Hitler chose Lidice as an example of what would happen if anyone chose to resist. All 192 men were murdered, all women sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp, all but 9 of 91 children were gassed. German soldiers blew up all the buildings and altered the flow of a river so that the landscape would never look the same. Lidice…

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