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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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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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March 2020

Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Guided Tour

March 7 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join Czech-American artist Sonya Darrow for a guided tour of the exhibition Heritage Caretakers of Moravia. This exhibition will tell the story of the incredible women, who wear and use folk art practices in their daily life. The exhibition will bring together different narratives to reweave the fabric of social life between generations and place — from the cognitive to the material forms that are shared in both cultural landscapes of south Moravia and in the USA.Cost: Paid admission, members…

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Music @ the Museum: Fareed Haque/Tony Monaco Trio featuring Paul Wertico

March 13 @ 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Fareed Haque- Guitar Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation. He has spent much of his career defying expectations of what a jazz guitarist is supposed to do and sound like. With this trio, Haque continues to do this, collaborating with Tony Monaco on a hard-hitting organ combo and Paul Wertico on the drums. Tony…

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*Postponed* Artists as Activists Opening

March 27 @ 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* The NCSML is partnering with some of the District’s best chefs to bring you a collision of art and taste to celebrate the opening of Artists as Activists . We have asked the owner and executive chef of Rodina, Samuel Charles, and owner of Rawlicious, Jessica LaFayette, to choose works of art from this exhibition as inspiration for their own signature culinary interpretations. Four works of art will be featured in a food and drink pairing…

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April 2020

*Postponed* Egg Decorating with Master Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 3 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 4, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until April 4, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* You don’t want to miss your chance to learn how to do this unique art form with our very own Master Folk Artist, Marj Nejdl. Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $35 per person, Egg Decorating Class only $55 per person, Egg Decorating Class +…

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*Postponed* Egg Decorating with Master Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 4 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 4, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until April 4, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* You don’t want to miss your chance to learn how to do this unique art form with our very own Master Folk Artist, Marj Nejdl. Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $35 per person, Egg Decorating Class only $55 per person, Egg Decorating Class +…

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*Postponed* Egg Decorating with Master Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 4 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 4, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until April 4, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* You don’t want to miss your chance to learn how to do this unique art form with our very own Master Folk Artist, Marj Nejdl. Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $35 per person, Egg Decorating Class only $55 per person, Egg Decorating Class +…

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May 2020

**SOLD OUT** Immigrant Foodways: Mushroom Sauce and Dumplings

May 27 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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**SOLD OUT** Vegetarian meals are a big tradition in Czech cooking and in this class, we will cover one the most popular. Come to learn how to prepare a delicious and creamy mushroom sauce with a side of sliced dumplings.Immigrant Foodways is moving online! Chef Tom Slepicka is offering a five-class course of Classic and Modern Czech Cuisine. Enjoy a premier cooking class from the comfort of your home.Tom Slepicka graduated from culinary school in his hometown, Brno, located in…

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June 2020

Lunch & Learn: COVID – 19 and our Maturing Population in the V4 and the US

June 10 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Take a break from your day and hear from experts all over the world on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for our inaugural virtual Lunch & Learn series focusing on transatlantic issues. The Visegrad Group, also known as the Visegrad Four or simply V4, is the cultural and political alliance of four Central European countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Medical experts from across the V4 and the United States will be joined by NCSML…

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** SOLD OUT ** Intro to Slovak Language & Culture

June 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

** SOLD OUT ** The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library recently partnered with Andrea Siebenmann, a native Slovak speaker, to offer online Slovak language and culture lessons. Class begins on Monday, June 15. Each class will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Central Time every Monday from June 15 through August 3. During the 12 hours of instruction over eight weeks, participants will learn to read and speak in Slovak. This fee includes all course materials. The…

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Lunch & Learn: COVID– 19 and the Medical Response across the Atlantic

June 24 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Take a break from your day and hear from experts all over the world on topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for our inaugural virtual Lunch & Learn series focusing on transatlantic issues. Our second webinar will be a much broader focus on COVID-19, comparing and contrasting responses in the United States, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Our three medical experts will be joined by NCSML Vice President for Development and Marketing to discuss the cause and effects of…

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