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August 2018

   

How you can help serve the community

I’m Steve Michalicek, and currently I’m the Vice Chair of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Board of Trustees, but my history with the NCSML is long. I was an NCSML trustee for the first time from 1997 to 2003 and have seen…

Guest Columnist

By Becky Robinson, Development & Fundraising Events Manager If the NCSML has an event to raise funds, you can be sure that Becky Robinson is behind it. To her, the events are not just about funds, logistics, and details.  Find out what matters most to…

Museum Doings

BrewNost is Sept. 14, but there are many events in August and September to get you in the spirit. Events at Iowa Brewing Company and Thew Brewing Company are sure to be fun and provide great times with friends.  But beer isn’t the only theme…

Stories of Generosity

You’ll find a lot of names on the NCSML web site. They represent the generosity and commitment of those who make the NCSML’s mission and vision achievable. Individuals, businesses, and foundations provide gifts, sponsorships, and grants as planned gifts, in-kind gifts, and direct support. This…

Thoughts and Musings

I was 12 during the summer of 1968, the period in which Andy Warhol was shot, Robert Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan, Abbie Hoffman’s essay The Yippies are Going to Chicago drew attention to the Yippie Manifesto , Richard Nixon was nominated as the…

Culture and Connections

“Dej Bůh Štěstí” stands out on the can of beer. “God gives happiness” is more than a translation.  It is a meaning and way of life.  Life is about happiness, amidst the hard work, struggles, and challenges.  Together we toast, laugh, and live our lives never…

Build your legacy at the NCSML

Rita Jelinek and her family began building a legacy with the NCSML in 2016. We asked her to tell us a little bit about why she chose to make dedications for family members at the NCSML, and what those dedications mean to her and the…