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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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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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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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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August 2018

Free First Saturdays for Students: Plane Ole’ Craft

August 4 @ 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. War brings about advancements in technology and during World War 1 nothing was bigger than the airplane.  This was the first war to see combat in the skies on a large scale.  Visit us to learn all…

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History on Tap: Music of the ‘60’s

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: Free, registration preferred. Location: NCSML From the Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel, no decade in music is quite like the 60’s.  Join Steven Horowitz, the University of Iowa’s resident Professor of “Rock and Roll in America,” for an energetic look at the music of…

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You Ready for Training? Guided Tour of Guts & Glory: The War Train that Shaped a Nation

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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  You may think you know something about WWI, but have you heard the rarely told story of the Czechoslovak Legion and the struggle to form their new nation?  Join us for a special interactive tour of Guts &…

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Summer Family Art Workshop: Building Beads

August 11 @ 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 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. The Czech Lands are world renowned for their quality glass beads that have been used…

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Immigrant Foodways: Ham it up

August 18 @ 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. Open to all ages, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Learn more about the traditions surrounding food, how to make certain recipes and sometimes even taste some great food in this series of workshops. Tapas…

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September 2018

Summer Family Art Workshop: Beaded Bugs

September 8 @ 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 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. As we're preparing to say good-by to our exhibit, Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of…

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BrewNost 2018

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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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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Immigrant Foodways: Strudel

September 15 @ 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. Open to all ages, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Learn more about the traditions surrounding food, how to make certain recipes and sometimes even taste some great food in this series of workshops. September…

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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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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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