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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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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.

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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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September 2020

Walking Tour of Czech Village

September 28 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join Mark Stoffer Hunter, Cedar Rapids historian on a walking tour of historic Czech Village. Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood. Special stories associated with architectural landmarks in the Village will be highlighted. The tour will begin and end at NCSML’s clock tower (corner of 16th Ave SW and Inspiration Pl SW). Parking is available in the museum’s lots or in Czech Village. The museum’s parking garage will not be open for this program. Wear comfortable shoes.…

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Pandemic Perspectives: Fear and Scapegoating during a Pandemic

September 29 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The National Museum of American History is launching an engaging series of talks through February 2021 that combine questions raised by the current pandemics and historic objects in the national collections. Curators and historians will virtually share objects, using them as a springboard for a lively discussion that explores how the past can help us better understand the present. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions and help guide the conversations. The format will be a moderated dialogue…

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Upcoming Events

Sun 27

NCSML Tabletop: The Mysterious Caravan Begins

September 27 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon 28

Walking Tour of Czech Village

September 28 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Mon 28

Walking Tour of Czech Village

September 28 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cedar Rapids IA
United States
Tue 29
Wed 30

Immigrant Foodways: Buchty

September 30 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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