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Thoughts and Musings

Thoughts and Musings

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I am in awe of Czech and Slovak courage. The courage to have a revolution where keys instead of bloodshed were the symbol for freedom; the courage to fight for personal as…
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Culture and Connections

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Sandria is a retired professor of art with a specialty in printmaking. Decades ago she created an international art consortium that included partners in Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, and Mexico. Her interaction with artists…

Guest Columnist

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By Amanda Bartel, Administrative Assistant How does it feel when the organization you work for becomes part of a special network affiliated with a national leader that you have long admired and…

Philanthropy and Opportunities

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I was curious about the effect on charitable giving nationally as a result of the 2018 changes in tax law. The truth is, private support of organizations and causes existed long before…

Culture and Connections

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The historic events of 1989 did not come from nowhere, nor have the ripples from that period stopped moving.  History, culture, and connections work that way. The NCSML’s new original exhibition, Revolution…

Guest Columnist

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By Teresa Stenstrup, Director of Programs Programs and activities are not just for those who want to remember “being there” when historical events happened. Learn how our director of programs views the…

Stories of Generosity

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While chatting on the phone with member/donor/proud Czech joAn Dake Mann, she referenced how a relative “began to understand what the museum [NCSML] means.” I noted the interesting phrase and asked her…
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Philanthropy and Opportunities

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Planned giving is generally thought of as the use of estate plans to provide financial support to family members and charities.  It is much more than that, also offering current-day strategies that…
Thoughts and Musings

Thoughts and Musings

From Our Museum Staff
In 1989, I was 33 years old and two years into what became a long, successful career in the realm of institutional advancement in universities. I had two sons (a third was…
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