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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.

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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.

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February 2022

Harafica Cimbál Band

February 7 @ 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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NCSML welcomes the world-class cimbál band, Harafica, for the first time to the United States with performances in Chicago, Cedar Rapids, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. This eight-member band was founded in 1999 by a group of young men attending elementary music school in Moravia. More than 20 years later, the group is still playing a repertoire of Czech and Slovak folk and modern songs, including original pieces. Under the guidance of experienced dulcimer player and composer, Petr…

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Láska z Francie (Love from France) Wine Tasting

February 10 @ 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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Sommelier Dr. Stephen Greif returns to NCSML for Láska z Francie, which means Love from France in Czech. Enjoy light appetizers as you experience a tasting of the following wines from France: Champagne from the Champagne region Bourgogne Blanc (White Burgundy) Chardonnay from Burgundy Vouvray (Chenin Blanc) from the Loire Valley Bourgogne Rouge (Red Burgundy) Pinot Noir from Burgundy Beaujolais (Gamay) from the Beaujolais region of Burgundy Left Bank Bordeaux Red Wine Right Bank Bordeaux Red Wine Châteauneuf-du-Pape / Gigondas (Syrah)…

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Upcoming Events

Mon 31

Vincent Hloznik: Between War and Dream Closes

January 31
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Feb 04

Coffee and Kolach

February 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Feb 05

Free First Saturday for Students

February 5 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Feb 05

Hubert’s Night Owls

February 5 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Feb 07

Harafica Cimbál Band

February 7 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
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