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Nicholas Hartmann, Ph.D., Director of Learning and Civic Engagement

Guest Columnist

By Nicholas Hartmann, Ph.D., Director of Learning and Civic Engagement The NCSML’s director of learning and civic engagement guides program developments based on understandings and curiosities he developed early in life. Learn…
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Museum Doings

The NCSML has unveiled a new set of lessons based on the dramatic 20th-century history of Czechoslovakia and its culture of dissent and its aftermath, through the Charter 77 movement, to the…
Memorial Bench

Stories of Generosity

“Yes, I have worked hard,” she said, “but that opportunity wouldn’t be there if all those other people before me weren’t as hard-working and resilient as they were. Honoring their tremendous work…
Thoughts and Musings

Thoughts and Musings

As I listened to Kevin McNamara deliver his presentation based on his book Dreams of a Great Small Nation, which is based on the Czechoslovak Legion’s achievements on the Trans-Siberian railway during…
Cedar Rapids Wedding Venue

Guest Columnist

By Sarah van Deest, Director of Event Services Growing up, I never attended weddings. Not a single one until my senior year of college, when my roommate’s brother got married and a…
Guts & Glory

Museum Doings

A century ago, a nation was born; a half-century ago it was invaded for having the audacity to want freedom for its people; and, just over a quarter-century ago it boldly claimed…