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February 2020

Cedar Valley Chapter of Embroider’s Guild of America Demonstration

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join the Cedar Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America every fourth Wednesday for a stitching demonstration at the NCSML.Cost: Free

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Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Exhibit Opening

February 27 @ 5:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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A collaborative folk motif (malované lidové motivy) will be unveiled by our special guest, Marie Švirgová, from Lanžhot, Moravia. Marie is a legendary Moravian folk artist, who has collaborated with Czech-American artist Sonya Darrow for a special folk motif dedicated to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. The only other place in the world with this motif is in Švirgová’s hometown of Lanžhot. Learn more about Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Schedule of Events: 5:30 p.m. Reception with light…

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The Museum Guild presents an Afternoon Tea

February 29 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the opening of the exhibition, Heritage Caretakers of Moravia, join us for a classic tea party and conversation. What role does clothing play in our everyday lives? How is it an expression of who we are, where we have come from, and who we wish to be? Nic Hartmann, NCSML Director of Learning & Civic Engagement, will discuss these questions in relation to the new exhibit. Delicious pastries provided by Guild Members with tea and coffee from the Museum Store.Cost:…

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March 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

March 7 @ 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: United Fire Group.

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Všední kroj / Everyday folk dress workshop with Sonya Darrow

March 7 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Learn about the resourceful expressions through the everyday folk dress with Czech-American artist Sonya Darrow: The work of Sonya Darrow as “heritage caretaker” both in the US and in the Czech Republic History of the “everyday folk dress” (všední kroj) along with the working folk dress (pracovní kroj) Different techniques used traditionally to decorate the “everyday” folk dresses Different materials that could be used for contemporary folk dress & the ways in which they could be used in a meaningful…

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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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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

March 11 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 AM on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
bobbin lace making

See members of the Doris Southard Lace Guild demonstrate this beautiful craft. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the second Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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History on Tap: The era of the E.R.A. in Iowa

March 11 @ 6:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Music @ the Museum: Fareed Haque with Tony Monaco and 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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Movin’ at the Museum: Yoga

March 18 @ 8:00 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! This session will feature yoga for all ages with Nikki Grim from Painted Dog Yoga.Cost: Free, no registration required.Presented by: CRST International

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