National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

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Support the Annual Fund

The Annual Fund provides a pool of unrestricted funds for the NCSML to use when and where it is most needed. Without the flexibility the Annual Fund provides, the NCSML simply would not be able to do its work.

Your gift will ensure that we continue to:

Tell the story of the Czech and Slovak immigrants who came to this country to improve and protect their way of life. Our current exhibition, Rising Above: The Story of a People and the Flood, immerses visitors in the immigrant history of Cedar Rapids and the Flood of 2008. It is visited by hundreds of school children every year.

• Preserve artifacts and library materials. There are over 10,000 artifacts and 30,000 library items in our collection. Some of these are still in the process of conservation since the flood of 2008. At the same time, we are accessioning new items, and working to inventory and care for our entire collection. This work done “behind-the-scenes” ensures that precious artifacts are maintained for future generations to enjoy, and that we are able to curate world-class exhibitions.

Celebrate art and culture. With over 150 programs per year, the NCSML provides exciting ways to celebrate the music, art, crafts and dance that makes Czech and Slovak culture so vibrant.

One-time gifts to the museum may be sent to:

1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Please contact Kecia Boysen, Director of Annual Fund & Special Events, with questions regarding your Annual Fund gift.


contact Vice President for Development, Jason Wright at or 319-362-8500 if you would like to make a multi-year pledge.

BrewNost! An International Beer Tasting and Fundraiser

BrewNost is a  trendy celebration held every fall to benefit the NCSML. Please contact Kecia Boysen with questions.  

Major Gifts

If you are interested in making a major gift, contact Vice President for Development, Jason Wright at

Legacy Society 

The Legacy Society of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is established as a way to recognize, honor and express appreciation to those dedicated individuals who make provisions for the NCSML in their estate plans or through a planned gift arrangement. The members of the Legacy Society insure the strength of the NCSML by perpetuating support beyond the donor’s lifetime and providing a secure financial base for the future. Learn More

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Many public programs at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library are made possible in part by the generous sponsorships provided by local and national businesses and foundations. Learn More  

Memorials & Tributes

A Lasting Way to Honor Beloved Friends and Family Members--The Forever Gift. Learn More

Donate Now

Gifts may be made online or by mailing a check to: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids, IA  52404


Please contact Kecia Boysen, Director of Annual Fund & Special Events at or 319-362-8500.