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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.

Donate

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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June 2020

Lunch & Learn: COVID – 19 and our Maturing Population in the V4 and the US

June 10 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Take a break from your day and hear from experts all over the world on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for our inaugural virtual Lunch & Learn series focusing on transatlantic issues. The Visegrad Group, also known as the Visegrad Four or simply V4, is the cultural and political alliance of four Central European countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Medical experts from across the V4 and the United States will be joined by NCSML…

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Intro to Slovak Language & Culture

June 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library recently partnered with Andrea Siebenmann, a native Slovak speaker, to offer online Slovak language and culture lessons. Class begins on Monday, June 15. Each class will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Central Time every Monday from June 15 through August 3. During the 12 hours of instruction over eight weeks, participants will learn to read and speak in Slovak. This fee includes all course materials. The class size is limited…

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Lunch & Learn: COVID– 19 and the Medical Response across the Atlantic

June 24 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Take a break from your day and hear from experts all over the world on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for our inaugural virtual Lunch & Learn series focusing on transatlantic issues. Our second webinar will be a much broader focus on COVID-19, comparing and contrasting responses in the United States, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Our three medical experts will be joined by NCSML Vice President for Development and Marketing to discuss the cause and effects of…

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** SOLD OUT ** Immigrant Foodways: Czech Soups

June 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Czech-soups

** SOLD OUT ** In this class we will be preparing two delicious Czech soups: Garlic Soup and Czech Tomato Soup.Immigrant Foodways is moving online! Chef Tom Slepicka is offering a five-class course of Classic and Modern Czech Cuisine. Enjoy a premier cooking class from the comfort of your home.Tom Slepicka graduated from culinary school in his hometown, Brno, located in the Czech Republic. While still in school, he established a successful full-service catering company which operated in the Czech…

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Art Connects US

Art connects us. Art connects cultures, people, and communities across the globe. The Art Connects US silent auction will support the livelihood of artists across the globe and help the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library continue our work of connecting people to the Czech and Slovak culture.

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