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December 2018

   

The NCSML Announces Smithsonian Affiliation

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) has been designated a Smithsonian Affiliate, joining a national network of museums, educational institutions and cultural organizations in sharing the resources of the Smithsonian Institution. “This affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution is a significant recognition for…

Guest Columnist

By Stefanie Kohn, Curator Overseeing the active exhibition schedule of the NCSML inspires our long-time curator as she uses history, art, and power tools to engage and inspire visitors. Read her views of how it all comes together. As Curator at the National Czech &…

Philanthropy and Opportunities

Decisions, decisions. Choosing the right gift can often be a challenge, including which gifts are made during the end-of-the-year giving season for nonprofits. While the Dec. 31 deadline looms large for tax purposes, studies show that most contributions are made because of a personal connection…

Thoughts and Musings

Colleen lives in Minnesota and is a regular reader of this newsletter. Last month’s polka reference in the Culture and Connections prompted her to write to me about her journey of exploring her heritage. (Have I mentioned how much I love interaction with donors, friends,…