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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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February 2017
$10 - $18

Red Cedar Chamber Music: Hussite Fantasy

February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for an afternoon with Red Cedar Chamber Music!

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March 2017

Free First Saturdays for Students: Czech and Slovak Fairytale Day

March 4 @ 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 are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. In March join us for a celebration of Czech and Slovak fairytales!

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‘Czech Travel Posters from the Lowry Collection’ Exhibit Closes

March 5
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Sunday, March 5 is the final day to see Czech Travel Posters from the Lowry Collection in Petrik Gallery!

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Free

Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

March 8 @ 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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$10 - $15

History + Happy Hour: Savor Iowa’s Rich Culinary Heritage

March 22 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for drinks, food, exhibits, and to relish what you missed in history class about Iowa's culinary heritage! (There will be kolaches...)

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$50

Cherry Blossom Festival Dinner

March 23 @ 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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Enjoy a gourmet 7-course dinner and cocktails during this Museum Guild fundraiser!

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‘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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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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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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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 - 7:00 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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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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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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