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Exhibits

Membership

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.

Volunteer

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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February 2020

Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Exhibit Opening

February 27 @ 5:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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A collaborative folk motif (malované lidové motivy) will be unveiled by our special guest, Marie Švirgová, from Lanžhot, Moravia. Marie is a legendary Moravian folk artist, who has collaborated with Czech-American artist Sonya Darrow for a special folk motif dedicated to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. The only other place in the world with this motif is in Švirgová’s hometown of Lanžhot. Learn more about Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Schedule of Events: 5:30 p.m. Reception with light…

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The Museum Guild presents an Afternoon Tea

February 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the opening of the exhibition, Heritage Caretakers of Moravia, join us for a classic tea party and conversation. What role does clothing play in our everyday lives? How is it an expression of who we are, where we have come from, and who we wish to be? Nic Hartmann, NCSML Director of Learning & Civic Engagement, will discuss these questions in relation to the new exhibit. Delicious pastries provided by Guild Members with tea and coffee from the Museum Store.Cost:…

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Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Cedar Valley Chapter of Embroider’s Guild of America Demonstration

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Thu 27

Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Exhibit Opening

February 27 @ 5:30 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Sat 29

The Museum Guild presents an Afternoon Tea

February 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Mar 07

Free First Saturday for Students

March 7 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Mar 07

Všední kroj / Everyday folk dress workshop with Sonya Darrow

March 7 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
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