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Summer Family Free Day

August 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Your whole family is invited to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library for a celebration of the magnificent exhibition Dale Chihuly: Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection. Stop by anytime between 9:30 am – 4:00 pm for a day full of Chihuly-inspired activities, tasty food, and live music. Enjoy free admission for the whole family to the NCSML’s galleries, including the wonderful Chihuly exhibition! Plus, come back in the evening for CatVideoFest to watch 90 minutes of curated cat videos on the NCSML’s lawn.



10:30am – 12:30pm: Deep Dish Divas Dishin’ up an eclectic mix of vintage novelties, folk, swing, traditional, a cappella and more!
11:00am – 2:00: Sweet Lilly Pi and Banjo Joe Sweet Lilly will teach visitors juggling and hula hoop tricks at an interactive circus booth, while Banjo Joe strums up entertainment for all. Both kids and adults are welcome to stop by the booth for henna tattoos.
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Cedar County Cobras Described as contagious, acoustic rockabilly, dancing bluegrass, or brand new old-time country with the gritty sound of soulful blues, the Cedar County Cobras will be sure to delight.

Family Activities
9:30am – 4:00pm: Museum Store and exhibits open
See Dale Chihuly: Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection, Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol, Faces of Freedom: The Czech and Slovak Journey, and the Sleger Immigrant Home

Nordic Blue Macchia

9:30am – 4:00pm: Community Sculpture Project
Decorate your own coffee filter “macchia” to add to a large community sculpture!
9:30am – 4:00pm: Make Chihuly-inspired crafts at stations throughout the museum!
10:00am – 4:00pm: CR Sisters Face Painting will be creating colorful face paint designs for visitors in the classroom.

Food Trucks on site
The Box Lunch – 9:30am – 2:00pm
Rio Burritos – 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Sponsored by CRST International and Wells Fargo

Contributing sponsors: Lu and Katherine Svoboda


August 19
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


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