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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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Walking Tour of Czech Village

September 28 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 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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Immigrant Foodways: Buchty

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

For the last class of the series, we are going to prepare a traditional Czech dessert. Yeast and sweet buns filled with prune jam or strawberry marmalade is one of those meals that almost every Czech grandmother was known for making. In this class, all attendees will be focusing on all parts of this unique dessert, and when finished, your home will smell fabulous and you will have enough buchty to keep that smile on your face for the rest…

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Tipsy Tour

September 30 @ 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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Join us for an interactive tour of our Faces of Freedom exhibit, which will include puzzles, games, and trivia about Bohemian beers. It’s a fun combination of our favorite things – beer, games shows, and Czech and Slovak culture! Designed for small groups of 5 to 10 people, Tipsy Tours: Beers of Bohemia is $25 per person. This price includes admission to the Museum, a NCSML tumbler with straw, and your first drink on us. Get your friends together to…

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October 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

October 3 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: UFG Insurance.

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NCSML Tabletop: The Mysterious Caravan Begins

October 4 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Sunday, repeating until November 22, 2020

Did you know that NCSML has been working on a custom campaign for the world's most popular role-playing game? If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in a playtest for an adventure inspired by Czech and Slovak mythology, sign up here! Due to current situations, this will take place over both Zoom and the virtual tabletop website Roll20. Both are free to use.Cost: Free, registration required, maximum of 4 players. Recommended for Ages 13+Sponsored by CRST InternationalFor…

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Immigrant Foodways: Slovak Halušky with Cream Cheese and Bacon and with Sauerkraut

October 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Slovak halušky is a very unique and original kind of potato pasta typically found in the Slovak Republic. All attendees will learn about and prepare this pasta totally from scratch, which will be lot of fun and also very easy! Then, you will create two delicious versions of this meal: one with cream cheese and bacon and the other with sauerkraut. Note: Suitable for vegetarians too – just skip the bacon in the cream cheese version.Join us for our second…

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NCSML Tabletop: The Mysterious Caravan Begins

October 11 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Sunday, repeating until November 22, 2020

Did you know that NCSML has been working on a custom campaign for the world's most popular role-playing game? If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in a playtest for an adventure inspired by Czech and Slovak mythology, sign up here! Due to current situations, this will take place over both Zoom and the virtual tabletop website Roll20. Both are free to use.Cost: Free, registration required, maximum of 4 players. Recommended for Ages 13+Sponsored by CRST InternationalFor…

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Immigrant Foodways: Czech Vegetable Salads (Šopský Salad, Zelný salát (cabbage salad))

October 14 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Czechs, like any other nationalities, enjoy their salads. Traditional Czech salad recipes have some similarities with salads from other nations, but at the same time have a very original and refreshing approach. This class will be a perfect example that Czech food is not just sauerkraut, pork, and dumplings (even though these are delicious too).Join us for our second virtual Immigrant Foodways Series: Classic & Modern Czech & Slovak Cuisine II. Enjoy a premier cooking class with Chef Tom Slepicka…

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