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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

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

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 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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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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September 2018

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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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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