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January 2019

Annual Meeting of the Membership

January 22 @ 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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Location: WFLA, NCSML Parking is available in the NCSML parking garage. Please join us for the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Annual Meeting of the Membership. We will present our 2018 annual report including updates from President and CEO Cecilia Rokusek, a financial…

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Slovakia 30 Years After the Velvet Revolution

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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This event has been canceled. We are honored to be joined by Adam Sterling, the U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia, for this special presentation. Ambassador Sterling will trace the legacy of the Velvet Revolution in Slovakia's great successes since gaining independence in 1993, and he will…

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Velvet Voices of Freedom Speech Competition

January 26

Finalist round: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Václav Havel was a civil activist of international stature, president first of Czechoslovakia and then of the Czech Republic, and an award-winning author. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library seeks to honor this incredible man and his…

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February 2019

Free First Saturdays for Students: Game Day at the Museum

February 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. Visitors will also be able to take part in different themed activities and celebrations. College students must bring a current school ID…

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Movin’ at the Museum: You Make my Heart POUND

February 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Movin’ at the Museum has expanded this year to once a month every month! Each first Saturday of the month will be another chance for folks to try out another style of physical activity from Zumba to POUND. This provides even more opportunity for everyone…

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A Conversation on Planned Giving

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: Free Location: Skala Bartizal Library, NCSML Parking is available in the NCSML parking garage. Join us for this presentation on how to leave a legacy with the museum. Paul Morf, attorney for Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC, and President of the Iowa Academy of…

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Family Film: The Fabulous World of Jules Verne

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for children under age 18 When genius scientist Professor Roche and his aide, Simon, are abducted by pirates, the professor doesn’t understand the gravity of the situation. But Simon realizes the pirates want to use a strong explosive for world…

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Uprka and Wine

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: $30 Joža Uprka used his paintings to help document the traditions and folk life of Southern Moravia. With the way he detailed the outfits and faces of his subjects, it would seem a daunting task to try to paint like him, but have no…

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Scouting at the Museum

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Work toward your Citizenship in the World badge at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library!  Youth in Scouts BSA will get a chance to explore the museum, meet people involved in global issues, and get one badge closer to Eagle. $10/Scout; first leader…

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March 2019

Free First Saturday for Students: Madame Plam and the Women’s Suffrage

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Women had the right to vote in Czechoslovakia since it was formed in 1918. This was all because of the Women's Suffragette Movement and the women who fought for equal rights. Františka Plamínková - or Madame Plam - was a teacher, journalist, and suffragette in…

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Movin’ at the Museum: March to your own Rhythm

March 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Movin’ at the Museum has expanded this year to once a month EVERY month! Each first Saturday of the month will be another chance for folks to try out another style of physical activity from Zumba to POUND. This provides even more opportunity for everyone…

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Uprka and Wine

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $30 Our expert teacher will guide you in creating your own canvas painting masterpiece inspired by a work in our exhibit, National Treasure: The Art of Joza Uprka from the George T. Drost Collection. Joža Uprka used his paintings to help document the traditions…

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History on Tap: Uncovering the History of Women’s Suffrage in Iowa

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery, 616 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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Cost: Free, registration preferred. Location: NCSML Kären Mason, Iowa Women’s Archives Curator, is joining us again for our first History on Tap of the year!  1919 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being submitted to the states by Congress for ratification. In celebration…

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