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June 2018

Road to College

June 20 @ 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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Tuesday, June 19 –Friday, June 22, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost: $150 for 4 sessions. Register by May 14 College can be daunting to prepare for, especially when you’re in high school. For the first time, we will be offering our Road to College…

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Late Nights at the NCSML – The Untold Story of the Czechoslovak Legion: Curator Guided Tour

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. and last 30 - 45 minutes • Open late on Wednesdays until 8:00 p.m. during June and July (except July 4) Be inspired by the most epic, heroic World War I story you’ve never heard. Learn more about the lives…

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Public Reception for Gail Naughton’s Retirement

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Help us celebrate the legacy of an extraordinary leader and join us at the NCSML on Wednesday, June 20, for a public reception for Gail Naughton, who is retiring this summer after more than 15 years as our President and CEO. The open-house reception is…

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Stefanik Star Stroll

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: Free, RSVP is encouraged Over 100 years ago, Milan Štefánik made an intense climb up Mount Blanc to study the orbit of the moon. Not only was Štefánik an astronomer, but he also was a politician who played a vital role in the formation…

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Road to College

June 21 @ 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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Tuesday, June 19 –Friday, June 22, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost: $150 for 4 sessions. Register by May 14 College can be daunting to prepare for, especially when you’re in high school. For the first time, we will be offering our Road to College…

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Road to College

June 22 @ 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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Tuesday, June 19 –Friday, June 22, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost: $150 for 4 sessions. Register by May 14 College can be daunting to prepare for, especially when you’re in high school. For the first time, we will be offering our Road to College…

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Meskwaki Beading Workshop

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cost: $40 per person, including supplies. Registration required, space is limited. Learn how to make traditional beadwork from Mary E. Young Bear of the Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum.  Class-goers will learn how to make a daisy-chain bracelet. You don't want to miss this unique…

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Meskwaki Beadwork Traditions

June 23 @ 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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Cost: Free, registration required, space is limited. Mary E. Young Bear, Meskwaki Cultural Center & Museum Conservator, will share her vast knowledge of Meskwaki beading traditions and culture. Learn more about this heritage unique to the state of Iowa. Mary E. Young Bear was the 2017-2018…

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Late Nights at the NCSML – The Untold Story of the Czechoslovak Legion: Curator Guided Tour

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. and last 30 - 45 minutes • Open late on Wednesdays until 8:00 p.m. during June and July (except July 4) Be inspired by the most epic, heroic World War I story you’ve never heard. Learn more about the lives…

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July 2018

Music @ the Museum: The Fez

July 3 @ 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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Cost: Free with Required Freedom Festival button Start your Fourth of July holiday with The Fez at the NCSML! The Fez are an all-star line-up of musicians local to Eastern Iowa and dedicated to faithfully reproducing the jazz/rock fusion of Steely Dan. Bring your blankets and lawn…

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Free First Saturdays for Students: Animal Assistants

July 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: Free for students, regular admission for non-students. There have been animals helping soldiers in wars and battles for centuries, even today. Critters had a variety of tasks all the way from carrying messages across the battlefields to being a troop mascot. Dogs and horses…

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Movin’ at the Museum: Taekwondo

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Saturday, July 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost: Free, registration required We’ll punch out the season with Shannon Johnson from Ultimate Taekwondo! The whole family can learn some basic kicks, punches, and self-defense. Session 1: 1pm-1:30pm (Ages 2-5) Session 2: 2pm-2:30pm…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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Late Nights at the NCSML – Exclusive Insider Tour with Iowa Big High School Students

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. and last 30 - 45 minutes • Open late on Wednesdays until 8:00 p.m. during June and July (except July 4) Hear from Iowa BIG teacher Dennis Becker and one of his students, Lucas Osterberger, about the creation of the…

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From Child Star to Diplomat: Shirley Temple Black

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tickets: $12 Actor JoAnn Peterson brings Shirley Temple Black to life, telling humorous and poignant stories in first person, of how the darling of the Silver Screen and world’s #1 box office draw (1935-38), grew up to be the U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the…

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Marvelous Mosaics Summer Family Art Workshop

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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July 14 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per child. Registration is required and space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For each paid child admission, one adult may attend for free. Our current exhibit, Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the…

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New Bohemia Walking Tour with Mark Stoffer Hunter

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Masaryk Park, 1399 1st St SE
Cedar Rapids, 52401 United States
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Cost:  $5 for members of The History Center or the NCSML; $7 for non-members. Join Mark Stoffer Hunter, historian at The History Center, for a walking tour of the historic New Bohemia neighborhood. Learn about the evolution of this unique Bohemian commercial district from the…

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Late Nights at the NCSML – Getting the Message

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. and last 30 - 45 minutes • Open late on Wednesdays until 8:00 p.m. during June and July (except July 4) Discover how the Czech Legion stayed in touch throughout their journey and how immigrant families learned about the progress…

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History on the 8’s lecture: The War to End all Wars

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Many significant moments in Czech and Slovak history occurred in years ending in “8.” This lecture series featuring five acclaimed authors and scholars who will put the pivotal events of 1918, 1938, 1948, and 1968 into context and show how they continue to shape our…

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Immigrant Foodways: Potato Wizard

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: $5, registration required. Space is limited. Ages 12 and up. There are a lot of reasons why traditional recipes may be altered and a big one is accessibility during wartime. Using a pamphlet found in the archival collection we will try our hands at…

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Late Nights at the NCSML – Exclusive Insider Tour with METRO Steam Academy Students

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. and last 30 - 45 minutes • Open late on Wednesdays until 8:00 p.m. during June and July (except July 4) Learn first-hand from Metro High School STEAM Academy coordinator/teacher Shannon Ellis about project-based learning and student construction of the…

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Summer Family Free Day

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free! The 1910s was an interesting decade across the globe, primarily because all of the advancements that came out of the Great War. But there was more than the war going on! Many other advancements started in this important decade, including early animation, movies,…

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August 2018

Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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September 2018

Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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BrewNost 2018

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Come experience a magical evening of the best beers and fine food at the 15th edition of BrewNost, the Midwest’s premier international beer festival. BrewNost will feature a wide range of international beers selected from Doug Alberhasky, from John’s Grocery in Iowa City. All beverages…

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History on the 8’s lecture: Czechoslovak Exile After 1948

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Many significant moments in Czech and Slovak history occurred in years ending in “8.” This lecture series featuring five acclaimed authors and scholars who will put the pivotal events of 1918, 1938, 1948, and 1968 into context and show how they continue to shape our…

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October 2018

Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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November 2018

History on the 8’s lecture: 1968 and the Prague Spring

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Many significant moments in Czech and Slovak history occurred in years ending in “8.” This lecture series featuring five acclaimed authors and scholars who will put the pivotal events of 1918, 1938, 1948, and 1968 into context and show how they continue to shape our…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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December 2018

Old World Christmas Market 2018

December 1 - December 2

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free Experience the magic of the Christmas season at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library at the 9th annual Old World Christmas Market!…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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