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Honoring family stories of history and heritage

By Gail Naughton President and CEO, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library When George (Jiři) Bureš immigrated to the United States in September 1861 with his parents and siblings, they brought few objects with them. But they didn’t leave Bohemia without the family’s Protestant…

Jakub Jan Ryba’s ČESKÁ MŠE VÁNOČNÍ

Jakub Jan Ryba’s ČESKÁ MŠE VÁNOČNÍ (Czech Christmas Mass) has been enjoyed by people around the world for more than 200 years. On Saturday, December 10th, The Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International & The Consulate General of the Czech Republic, in concert with The…

Oh Christmas Tree!

For more than a decade, NCSML staff and volunteers have decorated a tree for Rozek Grand Hall.  Longtime volunteer, Dell Mills has been part of the process since the beginning. After the flood in 2008, Dell personally helped salvage what decorations and ornaments he could,…

The Role of Modern Philanthropy

Philanthropy has been around for centuries. And yet, the causes people have always cared about remain similar driving forces in philanthropy today. Many of the world’s earliest philanthropic efforts were steered by faith- or education-based organizations. In the earliest days of philanthropy, Plato left his family…

Museums for All

  National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Announces Access Program to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources for low-income families CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 10, 2016) —Today the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) announced that it is the first museum in Iowa…

What does culture mean to you?

On August 6, 2016, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library hosted Family Free Day 2016: An Andy Warhol Birthday Celebration, an event in honor of artist Andy Warhol’s 88th birthday. In addition to free admission, the day included musical performances, a Warhol-inspired fashion show,…

Operation Anthropoid

Anthropoid, a film about the story of the assassination of German Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich by the Czechoslovak resistance movement, will be released in the U.S. on August 12. Heydrich, who was known for his organization of Kristallnacht and the Final Solution, was the leader…