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Nov. 21, 2020 –
March 21, 2021
OCT. 23, 2020 -
APRIL 11, 2021
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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.


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.


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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January 2021

Member Master Class: Thirty Years of Velvet

January 28 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A Virtual Lecture Series with Professor David Chroust, PhD.Professor David Chroust, PhD presents Thirty Years of Velvet: The Literature in English on Revolution and Transition in the Czech Republic since 1989. The 1989 Velvet Revolution ended over forty years of communism in Czechoslovakia. Then came “transition”—to Western-style democracy, capitalism and perhaps other things. What did the revolution and transition change? What are the outcomes today? What do different social groups in the Czech Republic think, especially “ordinary” people? We will…

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February 2021

The Settlement, Growth and Movement of the Czechs and their Institutions in Cleveland, Ohio

February 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This presentation from Stephen J. Sebesta, Ph.D. accompanies his book of the same name. Highlighted with many photos, maps and graphics, it will review the history of the Bohemians, Moravians, and Silesians in Europe, collectively known as the Czechs, and the forces that led them to emigrate. It will trace immigration patterns of the Czechs in the U.S. more broadly with a more detailed descriptions of the Czech settlements in Cleveland, Ohio, which, in 1910, had the fourth largest population…

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Thu 28

Member Master Class: Thirty Years of Velvet

January 28 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Feb 17

Needlepoint guild demonstrations

February 17 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Mar 17

Needlepoint guild demonstrations

March 17 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Apr 21

Needlepoint guild demonstrations

April 21 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States