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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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March 2017

‘The Accidental Hero’ Performance

March 26 @ 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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'The Accidental Hero' is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. Don't miss this heartwarming performance!

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Free

Global Voices, Local Actions: A Conversation with Šimon Pánek

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Šimon Pánek, a student activist during the 1989 Velvet Revolution and head of the Czech humanitarian organization People in Need, will speak.

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April 2017

Free First Saturdays for Students: Hedgehog Day!

April 1 @ 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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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month during regular museum hours.

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Farewell to Old Mother Winter

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Celebrate the triumph of Spring over Winter by helping us toss Morena into the nearby Cedar River!

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SOLD OUT – Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl (Friday Evening)

April 7 @ 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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Learn how to decorate beautiful Easter eggs using the wax resist method!

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SOLD OUT – Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl (Saturday Morning)

April 8 @ 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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Learn how to decorate beautiful Easter eggs using the wax resist method!

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SOLD OUT – Egg Decorating with Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl (Saturday Afternoon)

April 8 @ 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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Learn how to decorate beautiful Easter eggs using the wax resist method!

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Free

Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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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Free for members

‘Chihuly Venetians’ Exhibit Opening Party – Members Only

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Save the date for this special members-only preview!

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‘Chihuly Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection’ Exhibit Opens

April 29
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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About the exhibit: Open April 29 – October 1, 2017 In 1988, twenty years after Dale Chihuly was a Fulbright Fellow at the Venini glass factory, the artist returned to Venice. During this trip, he visited a palazzo that houses an extraordinary private collection of Venetian…

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Free, please RSVP

Jan Vančura & Plavci in Concert

April 30 @ 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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Join us for a fun afternoon of music with Plavci, the legendary Czech band that co-founded the modern country and folk music scene in the Czech Republic.

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May 2017

Free First Saturdays for Students: Čičmany Folk Art!

May 6 @ 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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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month during regular museum hours.

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Free, please RSVP

Movin’ at the Museum: Zumba for Kids! (1:00pm)

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The Marion YMCA will be at the museum to teach kids and families how to get moving with Zumba!

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Free, with RSVP

Movin’ at the Museum: Zumba for Kids! (2:00pm)

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The Marion YMCA will be at the museum to teach kids and families how to get moving with Zumba!

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Free

Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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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Free, please RSVP

Bringing Down the Butcher of Prague: The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

May 17 @ 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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This presentation focuses on the details of who planned Operation Anthropoid, who approved it, who carried it out, and its consequence.

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June 2017

‘Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol’ Exhibit Opens

June 3
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Open June 3 – December 31, 2017 In honor of the 2017 National Sokol Slet, the NCSML presents a nimble and invigorating journey into the story of Sokol. Learn more about the exhibit - check out our Exhibits page!

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Free First Saturdays for Students: Midsummer

June 3 @ 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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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month!

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Free, with RSVP

Movin’ at the Museum: Yoga for Kids! (1:00pm, ages 2 – 5)

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Storytelling meets yoga in this interactive class, during which kids hear a story and create their own poses to go with it.

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Free, with RSVP

Movin’ at the Museum: Yoga for Kids! (2:00pm, ages 6 – 12)

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Storytelling meets yoga in this interactive class, during which kids hear a story and create their own poses to go with it.

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Free

Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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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$5

Chihuly Family Art Workshop: Art & Ice Cream!

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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During this family-friendly workshop, kids of all ages are invited give plastic bottles new life by making them into glass-like chandeliers and sculptures!

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$5 - $7

Walking Tour of Historic Czech Village

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join NCSML staff on a walking tour of historic Czech Village. Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood.

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Included with museum admission, RSVP requested

Falcons, Freedom, and Backflips – A Guided Tour of ‘Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol’

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 this new exhibit!

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Free

Pecha Kucha Night Cedar Rapids, Vol. 1

June 28 @ 5:30 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 the first Pecha Kucha Night Cedar Rapids, an informal and fun gathering where people get together to socialize, enjoy refreshments, and share their ideas, thoughts, and works.

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July 2017

Free First Saturdays for Students: Crafty Cats

July 1 @ 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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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month!

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$5

Chihuly Family Art Workshop: Silly Straw Sculptures

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Use colorful silly straws to create a masterpiece, inspired by the glass art of Dale Chihuly!

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Free with Freedom Festival button

Music @ the Museum: The Nadas (An Official Freedom Festival Event)

July 3 @ 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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Save the date! The Nadas are coming to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library as part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival! Check back soon for more details.

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Included with museum admission, RSVP requested

Curator Guided Tour of ‘Dale Chihuly: Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection’

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join NCSML Curator Stefanie Kohn for a special guided tour of this magnificent exhibit!

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$15

Museum Takeover Day

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Your kids are invited to spend an afternoon behind the scenes with museum staff at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library!

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August 2017
Free

Summer Family Free Day

August 19 @ 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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  Enjoy hands-on creative activities motivated by the colorful glass art of Dale Chihuly, family-friendly entertainment, delicious local food, and more! Stay tuned for details and schedule!   Sponsored by Wells Fargo and CRST International Contributing sponsors: Katherine & Ludvik Svoboda Never miss an NCSML…

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October 2017

‘Chihuly Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection’ Exhibit Closes

October 1
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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About the exhibit: Open April 29 – October 1, 2017 In 1988, twenty years after Dale Chihuly was a Fulbright Fellow at the Venini glass factory, the artist returned to Venice. During this trip, he visited a palazzo that houses an extraordinary private collection of Venetian…

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