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Membership

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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January 2020

Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

January 18 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Movin' at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! So, come on out and get movin'!

This session will feature POUND. Cost: Free. Sponsored by: CRST International.

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Annual Meeting of the Membership

January 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall, 1400 Inspiration Place SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Please join us for the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Annual Meeting of the Membership. We will present our 2019 annual report including updates from President and CEO Cecilia Rokusek, a financial report of 2019, and election of new members of the NCSML Board of Trustees. Following the annual meeting, attendees are invited to join the Czech Heritage Foundation potluck and annual meeting.Location: WFLA, NCSML Parking is available in the NCSML parking garage.

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Music @ the Museum: Vladislav Bláha Concert

January 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Help us commemorate the closing of our exhibition, Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the GUITAR with an evening of Czech & Slovak music. Internationally renowned Czech guitarist, Vladislav Bláha, has performed in some of the most prestigious halls in over 45 countries, including Carnegie Hall. He is a Professor of the Guitar at Brno Conservatory and a lecturer at the Janáček Academy of Music in Brno, he frequently gives masterclasses on music colleges and performs on festivals…

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February 2020

Tonight’s for Teens: Groundhog Edition

February 2 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Déjà vu has nothing on Phil’s day! Join the youth council for a night of breakfast and Groundhog Day.Cost: Free for teensSponsored by: CRST International

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Modernity, History, and Politics in Czech Art

February 8 @ 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The talk introduces Dr. Marta Filipová’s latest book that traces the influence of the changing political environment on Czech art, criticism, history, and theory between 1895 and 1939, looking beyond the avant-garde to the so-called peripheries of modern art. The period is marked by radical political changes, the formation of national and regional identities, and the rise of modernism in Central Europe - specifically, the collapse of Austria-Hungary and the creation of the new democratic state of Czechoslovakia. The monograph…

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Tonight’s for Teens: Shrek + Valentines

February 14 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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There are so many fun rom-coms out there, so our youth council will help take the stress out of picking one. Grab a couple friends, free food, and settle in for Shrek 2 – the most romantic movie!Cost: Free for teensSponsored by: CRST International

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*** Full *** Traditional Moravian Folk Motifs Workshop (malování lidové motivy)

February 15 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until February 15, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Preview of Heritage Caretakers of Moravia ExhibitDo you want to learn a traditional Moravian folk art practice? Join Czech-American artist, Sonya Darrow, for a workshop that explores the technique of painted folk motifs (malování lidové motivy) with patterns designed by legendary Moravian folk artist, Marie Švirgová. The painted folk motifs will be part of the exhibition: Heritage Caretakers of Moravia — join us for this unique opportunity to take part in the exhibition! Space is limited, please RSVP for your…

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*** Full *** Traditional Moravian Folk Motifs Workshop (malování lidové motivy)

February 16 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 15, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 16, 2020

An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until February 15, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Preview of Heritage Caretakers of Moravia ExhibitDo you want to learn a traditional Moravian folk art practice? Join Czech-American artist, Sonya Darrow, for a workshop that explores the technique of painted folk motifs (malování lidové motivy) with patterns designed by legendary Moravian folk artist, Marie Švirgová. The painted folk motifs will be part of the exhibition: Heritage Caretakers of Moravia — join us for this unique opportunity to take part in the exhibition! Space is limited, please RSVP for your…

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Traditional Moravian Folk Motifs Workshop (malování lidové motivy)

February 22 @ 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Preview of Heritage Caretakers of Moravia ExhibitDo you want to learn a traditional Moravian folk art practice? Join Czech-American artist, Sonya Darrow, for a workshop that explores the technique of painted folk motifs (malování lidové motivy) with patterns designed by legendary Moravian folk artist, Marie Švirgová. The painted folk motifs will be part of the exhibition: Heritage Caretakers of Moravia — join us for this unique opportunity to take part in the exhibition! You can see the completed painted folk…

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