fbpx

OPEN THROUGH
AUGUST 29, 2021
Become a Member

Exhibits

Membership

Members of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library receive admission to our exhibits, subscriptions to our biannual journal (Slovo) and our bi-annual newsletter (MOST), enrollment in our Time Travelers Program (including benefits at 100+ museums), and access to members-only events.

Donate

Without our members, sponsors, and other supporters, we would not be where we are today. We have made it our mission to ensure that the culture, people, and histories are celebrated, embraced, and shared — your support helps us accomplish that mission.

Volunteer

It is with the help of our dedicated volunteers that the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library continues to serve the community. We have tasks to engage all ages and abilities levels. Our volunteers reported advancing their communication skills and acquiring job skills.

Calendar of Events

We strive to provide informative, engaging, and most importantly – FUN events to the Cedar Rapids area. Our events focus mainly on the history of the Czech and Slovak people, with hands on workshops, informative history lessons, and exhibit opening receptions.

Featured Events

Loading Events

Upcoming Events › Home Page

July 2021

Coffee and Kolach

July 2 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live. Join us as we meet NCSML Curator Stefanie Kohn. Learn more about Stefanie, our archives and collection, what a curator does, and some details of future NCSML exhibits.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

Find out more »

Free First Saturday for Students

July 3 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
+ Google Map

We live in a vibrant state for food with over 88,000 farms that produce more eggs, corn, and soybeans than any other state. Along with a strengthened commitment to grow food for the local area, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library invites students of all ages to join us on the first Saturday in July for activities about farming, nutrition, and composting. Come check out our new gardening space, growing orchard, and early work establishing a system for…

Find out more »

History on Tap: Reinventing the Iowa Field

July 14 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thew Brewing Company, 2002 301 2nd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
+ Google Map
seedling plants

Grab a pint of beer and join us for History on Tap: Reinventing the Iowa Field. Emmaly Renshaw, Farm Manager at Feed Iowa First, will lead this program on the fascinating story of Iowa farming and how that connects to alleviating food insecurity in Linn County today. Emmaly grew up in the rolling hills of rural northeast Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture with an emphasis in Midwest Ecology. Both of these experiences…

Find out more »

Lecture by Mary Swander, Author of “VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers”

July 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Playwright Mary Swander is a fourth generation Iowan, Poet Laureate of Iowa, and a distinguished professor of English at Iowa State. She worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival award-winner Matt Foss to create Vang, a two-person play about recent immigrant farmers. Swander and Chamberlin interviewed and photographed recent Iowa immigrant farmers from many countries. Then Swander wound their words together to form a verbatim play that captures the farmers’ journeys to the…

Find out more »

August 2021

Coffee and Kolach

August 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

Find out more »

Free First Saturday for Students

August 7 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

September 2021

Coffee and Kolach

September 3 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

Find out more »

Free First Saturday for Students

September 4 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »

October 2021

Coffee and Kolach

October 1 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

Find out more »

Free First Saturday for Students

October 2 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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.

Find out more »
+ Export Events

Upcoming Events

Jul 02

Coffee and Kolach

July 2 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jul 03

Free First Saturday for Students

July 3 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Jul 14

History on Tap: Reinventing the Iowa Field

July 14 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Jul 19

Glass Suncatcher Kit

July 19 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Menu
We're having a Hody!

The NCSML is starting a new tradition to show the pride in our community, our rich immigrant history, and to support our mission and vision.