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Members of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library receive admission to our exhibits, subscriptions to our biannual journal (Slovo) and our bi-annual newsletter (MOST), enrollment in our Time Travelers Program (including benefits at 100+ museums), and access to members-only events.

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Without our members, sponsors, and other supporters, we would not be where we are today. We have made it our mission to ensure that the culture, people, and histories are celebrated, embraced, and shared — your support helps us accomplish that mission.

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It is with the help of our dedicated volunteers that the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library continues to serve the community. We have tasks to engage all ages and abilities levels. Our volunteers reported advancing their communication skills and acquiring job skills.

Calendar of Events

We strive to provide informative, engaging, and most importantly – FUN events to the Cedar Rapids area. Our events focus mainly on the history of the Czech and Slovak people, with hands on workshops, informative history lessons, and exhibit opening receptions.

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May 2021

Czech Soups III: Broccoli and Potato Soup

May 19 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This class is a continuation of the two previous Czech soup classes. This time we are going to learn how to prepare delicious creamy broccoli soup and earthy potato soup with sautéed mushrooms. Note: Suitable for vegetarians. Substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth. Gluten free class.Our popular virtual cooking classes continue! Cook and eat an authentic Czech and Slovak dish from the comfort of your home. Join us on Zoom and learn from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka in these hands-on,…

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Cooking Demonstration by Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorcik

May 22 @ 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 Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorcik for an entertaining preparation of Laugaricio Tartiflette. Laugaricio Tartiflette – Zemiaky z Laugarícia While the name is not historically correct, Slovaks are ingenious in inventing names for dishes that make no sense, e.g. Spanish birds or Russian Eggs. The idea of blending the acidic taste of kraut with the sweetness of wine and mellow texture of the base is well known in Noricum region of the Limes Romanus. With Laugaricio being one of the most northern…

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June 2021

Coffee and Kolach

June 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

June 5 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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July 2021

Coffee and Kolach

July 2 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

July 3 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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August 2021

Coffee and Kolach

August 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

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Free First Saturday for Students

August 7 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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September 2021

Coffee and Kolach

September 3 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Brew a pot of coffee, powder your kolaches, and join the NCSML each first Friday of the month for Coffee & Kolaches with President & CEO, Cecilia Rokusek. Each month we'll be discussing a different topic via Facebook Live.Cost: Free Facebook Live Program

Find out more »

Free First Saturday for Students

September 4 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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

Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 19

Czech Soups III: Broccoli and Potato Soup

May 19 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fri 21

Drive-up Traditional Czech Meal

May 21 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Sat 22

Linden tree planting followed by coffee & kolaches

May 22 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Sat 22

Cooking Demonstration by Slovak Ambassador Radovan Javorcik

May 22 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Sat 22

Czech & Slovak Wine Tasting with Sommelier Dr. Steven Greif

May 22 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
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