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

April 2020

*Event is Canceled* Needlepoint guild demonstrations

April 15, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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needlepoint

*Event is Canceled* 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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*Event is Canceled* Needlepoint guild demonstrations

April 15, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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needlepoint

*Event is Canceled* 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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*Event is Canceled* Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Event is Canceled* Movin’ at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! This session will feature POUND with Trisha Brink.Cost: Free, no registration required.Presented by: CRST International

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*Postponed* Artists as Activists Guided Tour

April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* Let’s decode contemporary art together. Through this discussion-based tour you’ll gain some useful tools to help break down the pieces in this exhibit, and gain a new appreciation for the abstract and conceptual. All knowledge levels welcome.Cost: Regular admission, members always free. Registration preferred.Presented by: CRST International

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*Postponed* Miracle of the White Stallions Film Screening

April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* VE Day’s 75th Anniversary is May 8 this year, join us in commemorating this historic event with a film screening for all ages. Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day or V-E Day, or simply as V-Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on May 8, 1945. Based on the autobiographical novel The Dancing White Horses of Vienna…

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*Rescheduled to Aug. 18 * Food Walking Tour of Czech Village

April 28, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Food tour of Czech Village

*Rescheduled to Aug. 18 * Join National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library staff on a walking food tour of historic Czech Village. Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood while sampling food and drinks. Special stories associated with food and restaurants in the Village will be highlighted. The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes. Meet at the NCSML’s clock tower (corner of 16th Ave SW and Inspiration Pl SW) by 6:00 p.m.…

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May 2020

*Cancelled* Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

May 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
bobbin lace making

*Cancelled* See members of the Doris Southard Lace Guild demonstrate this beautiful craft. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the second Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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*Cancelled* Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

May 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
bobbin lace making

*Cancelled* See members of the Doris Southard Lace Guild demonstrate this beautiful craft. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the second Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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*Cancelled* Needlepoint guild demonstrations

May 20, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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needlepoint

*Cancelled* 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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*Cancelled* Needlepoint guild demonstrations

May 20, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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needlepoint

*Cancelled* 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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July 2020

Hubert’s Night Owls

July 19, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so we’re staying open late today for families and community members with special needs. We will offer a kit of activities and crafts for the little ones to take home to enjoy and fewer distractions in our exhibits for a more sensory-friendly experience.Cost: Normal admission. For more information regarding our accessibility, including financial assistance for visiting, please read more on our visit page.For additional information, need assistance, or…

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Beer Money Social Distancing Book Signing

July 23, 2020 @ 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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Join the NCSML and John’s Grocery for our first ever socially distant book signing of the new book, Beer Money: A Tale of the Iowa City Beer Mafia, by S.C. Sherman. Purchase your copy ahead of time and then join us on Thursday evening at Circle Drive in front of the NCSML anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. Author S.C. Sherman will be there to personally sign your copy before you pick it up at an…

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August 2020

Sapient: A performance exploring the intersection of dance, robotics, humanness, and labor

August 29, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for an outdoor art performance by Interdisciplinary Artist Amenda Tate. While three dancers perform a Polka and a contemporary freestyle, Amenda’s robot, Manibus, will translate those movements to a canvas with acrylic paint. “The whole process is like becoming a record of the moment in time, capturing the energy that is transmitted during a live performance,” Tate says. “The project captures the movement and that turns the medium into a new art form.” While Manibus is a robot,…

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September 2020

Painting with Robots Family Art Workshop

September 26, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for this free art workshop by dropping in anytime between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to create your mini robot painting. We will be socially distanced in the Rozek Grand Hall. This is a come and go program and should not take more than 15 minutes per painting.Cost: Free. Recommended for ages 6 and up. No RSVP required. Masks are required for all.Sponsored by: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Program Fund

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Walking Tour of Czech Village

September 28, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 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.…

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Walking Tour of Czech Village

September 28, 2020 @ 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.…

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Tipsy Tour

September 30, 2020 @ 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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Join us for an interactive tour of our Faces of Freedom exhibit, which will include puzzles, games, and trivia about Bohemian beers. It’s a fun combination of our favorite things – beer, games shows, and Czech and Slovak culture! Designed for small groups of 5 to 10 people, Tipsy Tours: Beers of Bohemia is $25 per person. This price includes admission to the Museum, a NCSML tumbler with straw, and your first drink on us. Get your friends together to…

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October 2020

NCSML Museum Store of the Year Celebration

October 28, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

The NCSML Museum Store was recently named the 2020 Store of the Year by the Museum Store Association. Join us as we celebrate with virtual events, raffle prizes, exclusive Celebration Packages, and a social distance book & ornament signing from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28. Kelly Jones of Wraptillion Modern Industrial Jewelry is hosting a ‘Design on Demand’ YouTube event including a unique design inspired by local musician Alisabeth Von Presley! Preorder one of our book packages…

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Tipsy Tour: The Bathory Trial

October 28, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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One event on October 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Calling all murder mystery lovers! Countess Elizabeth Báthory is known as the most prolific female serial killer in history. Join us in reopening her case file and examining the evidence. The Báthory Trial tour will be held on October 28 and again on October 30 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Designed for no more than 10 people, Tipsy Tours: The Báthory Trial is $25 per person. This price includes admission to the Museum, a NCSML tumbler with straw, and…

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November 2020

NCSML Member & Volunteer Shopping Event

November 13, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Please join us for an exclusive Member & Volunteer Shopping Event hosted by the Museum Store! • 25% off full-price merchandise* • First chance to shop our Buy 3, Get the 4th FREE Ornament Sale* • Czech garnet trunk show featuring jewelry and crystal • Ornament personalization by Marj Nejdl on Nov. 14 from 10 – 3 & Nov. 15 from 12 – 3 • FREE box of homemade holiday cookies while supplies last!Not a member? Join today to receive…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the holiday season, Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2020 Limited Edition NCSML Ornament designed by Marj herself (shown at right). Ornament personalization can be commissioned for almost any ornament for a small added price. The last day to have your ornament personalized is Dec. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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NCSML Closed

November 26, 2020
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The NCSML is closed for Thanksgiving, November 26.

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December 2020

Old World Christmas Market 2020

December 5, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

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

We are doing things differently this year so we can all be safe, healthy, and happy together for many holiday celebrations in the future!

• Pick up holiday treats at our first-ever Drive Through Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Pre-order will be available online starting November 23 through December 4.

• Shop at our award-winning Museum Store online at store.ncsml.org. Free UPS ground shipping is available for orders placed November 27 through December 24, with local delivery options. The Store is available for in-person shopping whenever the NCSML is open.

• Support our Virtual Vendor Market online through December 24.

• Thanks to UFG Insurance, visitors will enjoy free admission to NCSML galleries December 5 and December 6.

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NCSML Closed

December 25, 2020
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The NCSML is closed for Christmas, December 25.

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May 2021

Drive-up Traditional Czech Meal – SOLD OUT

May 21, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Pork-loin-with-gravy-sauerkraut-dumplings

Each boxed meal includes: Pork loin (Vepřové Maso) Dumplings with gravy (Knedlíky) Sauerkraut (Zelí) One (1) Koláče Select Czech beer and additional kolaches will be available for purchase at time of pickup. Supplies are limited.Orders must be placed by May 17, 2021

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***SOLD OUT*** Cooking Demonstration by Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorcik

May 22, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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***SOLD OUT*** Join Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorcik for an entertaining preparation of Laugaricio Tartiflette. Laugaricio Tartiflette – Zemiaky z Laugarícia While the name is not historically correct, Slovaks are ingenious in inventing names for dishes that make no sense, e.g. Spanish birds or Russian Eggs. The idea of blending the acidic taste of kraut with the sweetness of wine and mellow texture of the base is well known in Noricum region of the Limes Romanus. With Laugaricio being one of the…

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***SOLD OUT***Czech & Slovak Wine Tasting with Sommelier Dr. Steven Greif

May 22, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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***SOLD OUT*** As part of our May Hody celebration, join NCSML for a unique opportunity to sample wines from the Slovak winery Mrva Stanko. Curated by sommelier Steven Greif, this winery has received international awards for its contemporary take on traditional central European wine. Wines will be served with traditional tasting hors d’oeuvres. Don’t miss this chance to experience Slovak winemaking at its best!Cost: $60 RSVP is recommended as seating for this in-person event is limited.

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***SOLD OUT***Jozef Ivaška Jr. Concert

May 23, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Jozef-Ivaska

***SOLD OUT*** Join us for an in-person concert with Slovakian Operatic Tenor, Jozef Ivaška Jr., as part of our Hody 2021 celebration. Jozef graduated from the State Conservatory of Music (Voice) in Bratislava and completed his education as an opera singer in the Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica. Following his university he attended the Academy of Young Singers at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia. His first major role was Vasek in Smetana's Bartered Bride in the State Opera…

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June 2021

Take and Make: Ceramic Mug

June 7, 2021 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Mug Take and Make

This package includes free admission to NCSML, one ceramic handmade mug by resident artists at the Ceramic Center, instructions, a set of glazes, and two brushes. Pick up your kit at NCSML on June 7 and enjoy free admission to our exhibits including our glass and ceramics exhibition, Formed in Fire. After you have finished painting/glazing your project, drop it off at the Ceramic Center for them to fire in their kilns. Projects will be available for pickup one week…

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July 2021

Free First Saturday for Students

July 3, 2021 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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…

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Free First Saturday for Students

July 3, 2021 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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…

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Glass Suncatcher Kit

July 19, 2021 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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This package includes free admission to NCSML and everything you need to make one 3x3" glass rainbow suncatcher. Included in the kit is a piece of clear glass, cut up pieces of colorful glass, glue, and detailed instructions. After you have finished painting/glazing your project, drop it off at the Ceramic Center for them to fire in their kilns. Projects will be available for pickup one week later from the following Saturday it is dropped off. The Ceramic Center is…

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Honoring the Olympics: Czechoslovak Athletic Excellence

July 21, 2021 @ 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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As we look to the 2020 Olympics in 2021, join National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and Sokol Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, July 21 at 6 p.m. for a special event to kick off the Olympics. The program will begin with a live broadcast from Slovakia featuring Mr. Martin Gilian, a member of a special Olympic Committee, that is introducing a new sport into the Olympics. Mr. Gilian, from Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, is the founder of Outbreak Europe, the…

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August 2021

**CANCELED** History on Tap: Urban Planning, Sustainability, and Immigration

August 11, 2021 @ 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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**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED** 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…

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

August 18, 2021 @ 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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needlepoint

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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September 2021

*SOLD OUT* Czech Village Walking Tour with Mark Stoffer Hunter

September 2, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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 7, 2023

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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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

September 15, 2021 @ 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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needlepoint

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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BrewNost

September 17, 2021 @ 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 an outdoor event featuring 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…

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NCSML Building Dedication 25th Anniversary Celebration

September 18, 2021 @ 9:30 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 9:30 a.m. “Education for ALL: The Legacy of J.A.…

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Guided Tour of “Crowning Glory: A Feast of Slovak & Moravian Headdresses”

September 19, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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 7, 2023

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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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

October 20, 2021 @ 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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needlepoint

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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“Haunted Prague” Author Talk with Michele Patrick

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Michele Patrick, author of "Haunted Prague: Stories of Spirits, Sorcerers, and the Supernatural," offers a presentation that will take you on a journey through one of Europe’s most hauntingly beautiful—and just plain haunted—destinations, the golden city of Prague. In a captivating slide show, she acquaints, or reacquaints, audiences with the beauty of this magical and mysterious place, where a ghost or spirit seems to lurk around every corner. Michele then discusses Prague’s haunted history; why Prague is probably the most…

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“VANG: A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers”

October 24, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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 7, 2023

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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Hubert’s Night Owls

November 6, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so we’re staying open late today for families and community members with special sensory needs. In addition to a lower-sensory impact environment in our exhibits, Outreach Program Coordinator from the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy, Lauren Manninen, will be leading in-person hands-on activities.Cost: Free. For more information regarding our accessibility, please read more on our visit page.Sponsored by: McGrath Auto Fund at Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

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Museum Store Open House

November 13, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Please join us to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with a wine and cheese open house hosted by the Museum Store! • Nonmember in-store discount drawing during open house for up to 20% off full-price merchandise.* • Special Member discount is valid online and in-store Nov. 13 & 14. • First chance to shop our Buy 3, Get the 4th Ornament FREE Sale.* • Ornament personalization by Marj Nejdl between noon – 3 p.m. • Wine and cheese refreshments. •…

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

November 17, 2021 @ 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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needlepoint

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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December 2021

Free First Saturday for Students

December 4, 2021 @ 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 7, 2023

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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Old World Christmas Market 2021

December 4, 2021 @ 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 treats, entertainment and activities for people of all ages. This enchanted celebration of culture, community, and holiday cheer is free for the entire weekend, including admission to NCSML galleries. This event is subject to change. Be sure to check our OWCM…

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Old World Christmas Market 2021

December 5, 2021 @ 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 treats, entertainment and activities for people of all ages. This enchanted celebration of culture, community, and holiday cheer is free for the entire weekend, including admission to NCSML galleries. This event is subject to change. Be sure to check our OWCM…

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From Dvořák to Martinů: Ester Pavlů in Recital

December 10, 2021 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the 180th anniversary of Antonín Dvořák’s birth and the 80th anniversary of Bohuslav Martinů’s arrival in the U.S., NCSML and the Czech Center New York are proud to present a performance by Czech mezzo-soprano Ester Pavlů, special guest Slovak baritone Vladimír Chmelo, with piano accompaniment by Ahmad Hedar. The evening’s program will include works of Czech composers Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, and Bohuslav Martinů.Cost: Free. RSVP is required to secure a seat and is now closed. Free…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on December 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the holiday season, Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2021 Limited Edition NCSML Ornament designed by Marj herself (shown at right). Ornament personalization can be commissioned for almost any ornament for a small added price. The last day to have your ornament personalized is Dec. 18. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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***Canceled*** Needlepoint guild demonstrations

December 15, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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needlepoint

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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***Canceled*** Needlepoint guild demonstrations

December 15, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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needlepoint

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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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on December 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the holiday season, Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2021 Limited Edition NCSML Ornament designed by Marj herself (shown at right). Ornament personalization can be commissioned for almost any ornament for a small added price. The last day to have your ornament personalized is Dec. 18. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Dance Workshop with Dagmar Spain

December 18, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Dance performance on bridge

Dancer, educator, and choreographer Dagmar Spain will lead a workshop at NCSML on movement as a physical dialogue for expressing democracy. This workshop is appropriate for anyone interested in communication; no prior dance training or experience is necessary. Spain considers and refers to movement as dialogue, quoting theologian Kai Alhanen as her inspiration for this approach: "The kind of learning that occurs in dialogue is a constantly developing understanding of the world’s phenomena, other people, and oneself." (Alhanen, 2019) Through…

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January 2022

Needlepoint guild demonstrations

January 19 @ 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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needlepoint

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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Vincent Hloznik: Between War and Dream Closes

January 31
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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This exhibition features 20 Surrealist-inspired linocut prints by Slovak artist Vincent Hložník from the series Dreams (Sny) (1962) on loan from Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale. They represent a turning point in the artist’s career as his figurative motifs — always related to the exploration of the human condition — began to take on more symbolic and metaphorical meanings. Detached human limbs, monstrous figures assembled from eyes and teeth, the Angel of Death,…

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February 2022

Free First Saturday for Students

February 5 @ 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 7, 2023

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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Hubert’s Night Owls

February 5 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so after our Free First Saturday for Students ends, we're staying open late for families and community members with special sensory needs. In addition to a lower-sensory impact environment in our exhibits, Adaptive Arts Specialist Heather Wagner will be leading a "Czech Textiles in Clay" hands-on activity. We will also offer a kit of activities and crafts to take home to enjoy. Cost: Free. For more information regarding…

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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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** CANCELLED ** Volunteer Recruitment Event

February 12 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED ** For more information about Volunteering with NCSML visit https://ncsml.org/support/volunteer or call 319-362-8500. Join us for a Volunteer Recruitment Event on Saturday, February 12 from 4 - 6 p.m. CST to learn about our NCSML opportunities! Museum tours and Czech appetizers plus refreshments will be available.

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

February 16 @ 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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needlepoint

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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“Crowning Glory” Guided Tour with Helene 2 pm

February 24 @ 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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Slovak and Moravian headdresses from the NCSML "Crowning Glory" exhibit

Join Helene Baine Cincebeaux for guided tours through NCSML exhibit “Crowning Glory: A Feast of Slovak & Moravian Headdresses” starting at 2 and 3 p.m. CST on February 24. Helene will be available for book signing in Smith Gallery as well.Cost: Non-members: Paid museum admission. Members: Free.

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“Crowning Glory” Guided Tour with Helene 3 pm

February 24 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Slovak and Moravian headdresses from the NCSML "Crowning Glory" exhibit

Join Helene Baine Cincebeaux for guided tours through NCSML exhibit “Crowning Glory: A Feast of Slovak & Moravian Headdresses” starting at 2 and 3 p.m. CST on February 24. Helene will be available for book signing in Smith Gallery as well.Cost: Non-member: Paid museum admission. Members: Free.

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Jozef Ivaska in Concert

February 25 @ 7:30 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 world-renowned singer, composer, and entertainer Jozef Ivaška on Friday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. CST to celebrate our “Crowning Glory” exhibit on it's closing weekend. Mr. Ivaška hosts a number of TV shows throughout Central and Eastern Europe and has recorded over 20 CDs during his illustrious career. Join us for a fun and lively concert filled with a mix of traditional and pop songs. Preview "Love Song" sung by Jozef Ivaška.Cost: Free for members and $10 for…

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Crowning Glory Closes

February 27
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Traditional beaded wedding cap from Ratiskovice in Moravia. Photo by Jozef Kaufmann

Slovak and Moravian folk dress (kroje) is stunning, with each piece more beautiful than the last. A full kroj is made up of many components, including skirts, aprons, vests, and sashes. Each region and village has a different style of folk dress. This exhibit focuses on the crowning glory: the headdress. 143 Slovak and Moravian headdresses are on display. Hours of labor and generations of meaning, mystique, and creativity are infused in each treasured heirloom.Cost: NCSML museum admissionSponsored in part…

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Final “Crowning Glory” Guided Tour with Helene

February 27 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Slovak and Moravian headdresses from the NCSML "Crowning Glory" exhibit

Join Helene Baine Cincebeaux for the closing and final guided tour through NCSML exhibit “Crowning Glory: A Feast of Slovak & Moravian Headdresses” starting at 2 p.m. CST on February 24. Following the tour, visitors will have a chance to try on headdresses Helene is bringing for photo opportunities. Prior to and after the guided tour, Helene will be available to visit, sign books, and help individuals who bring in pieces of kroje (Czech and Slovak folk wear) or heirlooms…

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March 2022

Free First Saturday for Students

March 5 @ 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 7, 2023

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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Hubert’s Night Owls

March 5 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so we’re staying open late today for families and community members with special sensory needs. In addition to a lower-sensory impact environment in our exhibits, Outreach Program Coordinator for the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy, Lauren Manninen will be leading a clay sculpture activity as well as a watercolor activity.Cost: Free. For more information regarding our accessibility, please read more on our visit page.Sponsored by: McGrath Family of Dealerships.

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

March 16 @ 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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needlepoint

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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Treasures of Slovakia Closes

March 20
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Experience the rich history and culture of Slovakia going back more than 500 years. Treasures of Slovakia was curated by the National Museum in Bratislava. It contains over 120 rare and significant artworks and artifacts; many which have never left Slovakia before.Cost: NCSML museum admissionSponsored in part by BetterLife

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April 2022

Free First Saturday for Students

April 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 7, 2023

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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Hubert’s Night Owls

April 2 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so we’re staying open late today for families and community members with special sensory needs. In addition to a lower-sensory impact environment in our exhibits, an Adaptive Arts Specialist from Eastern Iowa Arts Academy will lead a hands-on activity. We will also offer a kit of activities and crafts for the little ones to take home to enjoy.Cost: Free. For more information regarding our accessibility, please read more…

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** CLASS IS FULL ** Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 8 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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** This class is full ** Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. The traditional wax resist process involves several stages of tracing designs with wax and dipping the egg in different colored dyes. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members. Egg…

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** CLASS IS FULL ** Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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** CLASS IS FULL ** Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. The traditional wax resist process involves several stages of tracing designs with wax and dipping the egg in different colored dyes. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members. Egg Decorating…

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Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. The traditional wax resist process involves several stages of tracing designs with wax and dipping the egg in different colored dyes. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $30 members / $35 non-members. Egg Decorating Class only. (class materials are…

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Czech innovations out: Czech Republic — the country for the future

April 9 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Czechia has committed itself to become an innovation leader by 2030 — almost one hundred years after Czech writer Karel Čapek first coined the word ‘robot‘ without knowing how important the process of ‘robotization‘ would eventually turn out to be. How does the Czech government intend to become an innovation leader? Many inventions and discoveries of Czech origin have served the whole world, however, what are some of the key technological domains research institutions and Czech companies currently offer? And…

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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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needlepoint

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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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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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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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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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

May 18 @ 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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needlepoint

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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Embroiderers’ Guild Demonstrations

May 26 @ 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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June 2022

Free First Saturday for Students

June 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 7, 2023

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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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

June 15 @ 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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needlepoint

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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Embroiderers’ Guild Demonstrations

June 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 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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July 2022

Free First Saturday for Students

July 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 7, 2023

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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At the Piano with Dr. Katelyn Bouska: A Masterclass

July 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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With interpretations described as “full of life, flexibility, gripping rhythms and a richness of dynamic shadings” (Milan Bátor, Czech Radio) and a skill at engaging audiences in the musical dialogue, Katelyn Bouska is a frequent solo and collaborative musician. Her unique programming combining rarely-heard Czech and American music with compositions written specifically for her by rising composers has found an audience throughout America and on the international concert stage. Dr. Katelyn Bouska will present a musical masterclass discussion about piano…

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Fragments from a Women’s Diary: Telling Our Immigrant Stories in Song

July 16 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Immigration, war, and displacement are central human themes, as old as recorded history but still as unique and fragile as each of our single lives. This interactive workshop delves into the power of these experiences, first in six women composers and then exploring our own stories.

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Katelyn Bouska Recital

July 16 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Pianist Dr. Katelyn Bouska will perform a moving recital consisting of work from "Fragments from a Woman's Diary" by Ruth Schönthal and other deeply personal works by Czech, Ukrainian, Polish, and American women composers.

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Free Museum Admission

July 17 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Free admission today sign

Experience Czech and Slovak culture with free museum admission from noon to 4 p.m. Light refreshments and cookies will be available to celebrate 10 years since the 2012 grand opening celebration of our newly elevated and expanded museum and library. NCSML will also be a collection point for a food and supply drive during Hody 2022 to support the mission of Catherine McAuley Center. For full Hody schedule visit ncsml.org/hodyCost: Free

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

July 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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needlepoint

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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Embroiderers’ Guild Demonstrations

July 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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August 2022

Free First Saturday for Students

August 6 @ 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 7, 2023

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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