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December 2020

Immigrant Foodways: Sarmale

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sarmale, stuffed grape leaves or sour cabbage leaves is a staple food from Romania, traditionally served during Christmas, Easter, weddings, and other special occasions. Known as holubky or halupki in the Czech or Slovak Republics, you may also find a very similar dish, named Dolmades, at Greek restaurants. Like all recipes, there are countless variations, from region to region and even family to family. Coach Alina Warner will teach you how to make her recipe of this traditional dish along…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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In celebration of the holiday season, Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2020 Limited Edition NCSML Ornament designed by Marj herself (shown at right). Ornament personalization can be commissioned for almost any ornament for a small added price. The last day to have your ornament personalized is Dec. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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*** SOLD OUT *** Immigrant Foodways: Vánočka (traditional sweet Czech Christmas bread also called “houska”)

December 12, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

*** This class is full *** This holiday season, learn how to make a traditional Czech meal and lots of desserts from Czech-born Chef Tom Slepicka. Join us for our first Czech and Slovak Christmas Cooking and Baking Series, and enjoy a premier cooking class from the comfort of your home. Vánočka is often called “Houska” in the USA. The name “vánočka” comes from “Vánoce”, which means Christmas in Czech. It is a scrumptious sweet bread with raisins and almonds…

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Slovak and Czech Christmas Traditions

December 13, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In the whirlwind of shopping for presents, decorating our homes, and stocking our pantries, there is a gentle voice calling us to connect with the very essence of Christmas. Long before the dawn of Christianity, before Christmas markets, trees, and lights, there was a time when this season was filled with myths, magic, and rituals. No, it was not erased by the advance of modernity and commercial Christmas. In the heart of Europe, Christmas folklore and customs speak of a…

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

December 16, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

See members of the Blue Ribbon Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild demonstrate their skills. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the third Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
+ Google Map

In celebration of the holiday season, Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl will be on hand in the Museum Store to personalize ornaments for you, including the 2020 Limited Edition NCSML Ornament designed by Marj herself (shown at right). Ornament personalization can be commissioned for almost any ornament for a small added price. The last day to have your ornament personalized is Dec. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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NCSML Closed

December 25, 2020
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The NCSML is closed for Christmas, December 25.

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January 2021

Closed for New Year’s Day

January 1

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 for New Year’s Day.

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When Time Stopped Virtual Author Talk and Book Signing

January 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Whilst stories of the holocaust continue to appall, remarkable stories of courage and endurance continue to emerge. Journalist Ariana Neumann dives into the secrets of her own father’s past, a story that saw him spending years hiding in plain sight in war torn Berlin; the annihilation of dozens of family members in the Holocaust; and his courageous choice to build anew. From an innocuous box of papers her father left for her when he died, Ariana has meticulously uncovered the…

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

January 20 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
+ Google Map
needlepoint

See members of the Blue Ribbon Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild demonstrate their skills. Demonstrations take place at the museum each month on the third Wednesday in Rozek Grand Hall.

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