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Store of the Year JUN. 15 - OCT. 25, 2020 EXHIBIT OPENS
OCT. 23, 2020
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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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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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October 2020

The Forgotten Story of Czech Jewish Teens

October 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Judita Matyášová, a Czech journalist and historian, presents the forgotten story of 80 Czech Jewish teens who left Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and went to Denmark in the fall of 1939. They spent four years in Danish foster families and hoping to come to Palestine. In 1943, they had to flee to Sweden, where some of them stayed until the end of the war. Their paths split, to be reunited after 70 years. Judita Matyášová traced these 90-year old witnesses across Denmark,…

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NCSML Museum Store of the Year Celebration

October 28 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

The NCSML Museum Store was recently named the 2020 Store of the Year by the Museum Store Association. Join us as we celebrate with virtual events, raffle prizes, exclusive Celebration Packages, and a social distance book & ornament signing from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28. Kelly Jones of Wraptillion Modern Industrial Jewelry is hosting a ‘Design on Demand’ YouTube event including a unique design inspired by local musician Alisabeth Von Presley! Preorder one of our book packages…

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Upcoming Events

Tue 20

The Forgotten Story of Czech Jewish Teens

October 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wed 21

Needlepoint guild demonstrations

October 21 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Sun 25

NCSML Tabletop: The Mysterious Caravan Begins

October 25 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wed 28

NCSML Museum Store of the Year Celebration

October 28 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Wed 28

Tipsy Tour: The Bathory Trial

October 28 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
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