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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
319-362-8500 x 218

August 2021

Free First Saturday for Students

August 7 @ 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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History on Tap: Urban Planning, Sustainability, and Immigration

August 11 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for some beverages at NCSML for History on Tap as we learn about Urban Planning, Sustainability, and Immigration in Eastern Iowa from Dr. Lucie Laurian, Professor at the University of Iowa, and Ursula Ferrier, currently the Community Garden Coordinator for Iowa City Parks and Recreation.Lucie Laurian is a Professor of Urban and Regional planning, and the Director of the University of Iowa School of Planning and Public Affairs. After studying Sociology and Demography in Paris, France, she received…

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September 2021

Czech Village Walking Tour with Mark Stoffer Hunter

September 2 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join Mark Stoffer Hunter, Cedar Rapids historian, on a walking tour of historic Czech Village. Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood. Special stories associated with architectural landmarks in the Village will be highlighted. The tour will begin and end at NCSML’s clock tower (corner of 16th Ave SW and Inspiration Pl SW). Parking is available in the museum’s lots or in Czech Village. The museum’s parking garage will not be open for this program. Wear comfortable shoes.Cost:…

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Free First Saturday for Students

September 4 @ 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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BrewNost

September 17 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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NCSML is excited to announce the return of BrewNost on September 17, 2021, back in person and better than ever! BrewNost is the Midwest’s premier international beer festival that supports the educational and cultural mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. Join us for unlimited food and beverage from some of the area’s finest restaurants, local breweries and distilleries, along with international beers, wine, and spirits. The evening will be filled with live music, a silent and…

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NCSML Building Dedication 25th Anniversary Celebration

September 18 @ 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Please join us for a weekend full of events as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of that historic day when US President Bill Clinton, Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel, and Slovak Republic President Michal Kovac came to Cedar Rapids to dedicate not just NCSML’s building, but our community’s dedication to honoring Czech and Slovak heritage as well as that of all immigrants who we call neighbors.Saturday, September 18 Schedule of Events 10 a.m. A presentation, ribbon cutting, and parade 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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October 2021

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
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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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“VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers”

October 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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A Hmong family who fled Communist bullets and wild tigers through the jungle of Laos to a refugee camp in Thailand. A Sudanese man who was thrown into prison in Ethiopia for helping the Lost Boys and left gasping for air through a crack under the door. A Mexican woman who taught herself English by looking up the profane words that were hurled at her during her first job while working in a meat packing plant. A Dutch boy who…

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November 2021

Free First Saturday for Students

November 6 @ 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 »

December 2021

Free First Saturday for Students

December 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.

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Old World Christmas Market 2021

December 4 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on December 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

You do not want to miss our 12th year of making spirits bright. The Old World Christmas Market is inspired by traditional European markets, but with our own Midwest magic. Experience a delightful market with local handcrafted items, delicious food and drink, entertainment and activities for people of all ages. This enchanted celebration of culture, community, and holiday cheer is free for the entire weekend. This event is subject to change. Be sure to check our website for the most…

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Old World Christmas Market 2021

December 5 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on December 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

You do not want to miss our 12th year of making spirits bright. The Old World Christmas Market is inspired by traditional European markets, but with our own Midwest magic. Experience a delightful market with local handcrafted items, delicious food and drink, entertainment and activities for people of all ages. This enchanted celebration of culture, community, and holiday cheer is free for the entire weekend. This event is subject to change. Be sure to check our website for the most…

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