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July 2018

   

NCSML board names Cecilia Rokusek next President and CEO

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The Board of Trustees of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) has selected Dr. Cecilia Rokusek to be the museum’s next President and CEO. Currently the Provost and Chief Executive Officer at Larkin University in Miami, Florida, Rokusek…

Thoughts and Musings

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson  The NCSML holds an annual brunch for its Legacy Society members, those who have committed to including the organization in their planned giving and/or estate plans. The event thanks and celebrates members,…

Stories of Generosity

She first visited the NCSML the year its collections were moved to a commercial building on the current museum campus with the intention of making them permanently available in public exhibition. That was 1981. Now, collections are available for viewing on the internet, to be…

Museum Doings

It’s summer, which means the NCSML is constantly humming with activity. There is a great exhibition about the War Train of World War I, late night activities, free opportunities for families to visit on July 28, a breathtaking exhibition of large art pieces created with…

Guest Columnist

By Dave Muhlena, Library Director One of the most familiar faces at the NCSML is that of Dave Muhlena, director of the Skala Bartizal Library. His longevity and contact with visitors provides him a unique view gleaned from 21 years of service and innumerable interactions…

Strengthening the NCSML President’s Endowment

Thanks to the generosity of a host of donors, the NCSML President’s Endowment recently grew by more than $160,000. The campaign to enlarge this endowment was conducted to honor the legacy of success of our retiring President and CEO, Gail Naughton. The NCSML President’s Endowment…