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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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May 2019

Summer Family Art Workshop: Fun with Fanfrnochs

May 11, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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fanfrnoch

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.A pot, animal bladder, and horse hair. That's all you needed for this traditional Czech/Slovak instrument, the fanfrnoch. For a long time, those may have been on hand at home, but today it's not so common. Today we will be learning how to make our own fanfrnoch out of recycled materials that…

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The 18th Taste of Czech & Slovak

May 17, 2019 @ 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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Taste of Czech

Cost: $15, children 10 & under free. Ticket sales have ended online. Tickets can be purchased online or ahead of time at the Museum’s info desk. Online ticket sales will end at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 17. A limited number will be available at the door. Seating at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sample delicious appetizers, soup, salads, sides, entrées, and dessert recipes handed down by generations of Czech and Slovak cooks. Dishes include pork and dumplings with sauerkraut, chicken…

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A Royal Afternoon at the Museum

May 18, 2019 @ 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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Czech Royal Court

Cost: $12/children; $8/adultsEver wondered what it’s like to be a member of Czech/Slovak royalty? During Houby Days, come to this unique, jam-packed event for kids ages 5-12. Taste delicious treats, try on Czech and Slovak costumes, make take-home crafts, watch fun music and dance, and meet Czech and Slovak queens, princes and princesses from around the United States. Presented by: Czech Heritage Foundation

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The Art of Ancient European Egg Decoration

May 20, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: Lecture at 1:30 p.m. is free. Egg decorating classes are $25. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Egg decorating class 1:30 p.m. Free lecture 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Egg decorating classJoin the Czech Heritage Federation of Iowa at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library for a FREE lecture and demonstration on the ancient egg decorating method of Kraslice, a Moravian etching technique. Czechoslovakian-born, internationally acclaimed author and folk artist Lenka Glassner will talk about the colorful history…

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June 2019

Free First Saturday for Students: Butterfly Social

June 1, 2019 @ 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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Butterfly

Butterflies are beautiful and fun to watch gracefully flutter through the air, but they are also important to the health of our ecosystem. We’ll have various activities, including a big butterfly that you can make your mark on, as well as learning about how you can make a butterfly-friendly garden at home! Folks from the Monarch Zone will be here from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a butterfly tent by our replica Berlin Wall and for this day we…

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Playtime Poppy Summer Theatre Adventure Auditions

June 2, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Playtime Poppy

Cost: FreePlaytime Poppy’s Summer Theatre Adventure is partnering with NCSML and the African American Museum of Iowa this summer to explore tales and traditions from West Africa through a play written and directed by Darrin Crow! All interested students are invited to try out for parts in the production in this audition session. Visit the Playtime Poppy website for more information. Auditions: June 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Ages: 7 -14 Tech Crew: Applications (coming soon) due June 2, 2109…

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Concept Pop, Or Invisible Elephants and the Flies that Bug Them

June 6, 2019 @ 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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Ganzeer Headshot

Join us for a free lecture from internationally known Egyptian street artist, Ganzeer, on June 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. A multi-layered artist active during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, street artist “Ganzeer”, like former Czechoslovakia President Vaclav Havel, faced the creative silencing of an oppressive government. Ganzeer will discuss his approach to creating art, including street art during the heat of the Egyptian revolution, performative pieces, printmaking, painting, video-art, and more. Ganzeer…

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Crash Course in Street Art and Protest Art Workshop with Ganzeer

June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Ganzeer's artwork

Cost: $50 for adults; $20 for students of all ages (Recommended for ages 12 and over) The cost covers this two day event, Friday, June 7, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Learn design, drawing, painting, and cause a little havoc on our replica Berlin Wall in this two-day workshop led by internationally renowned street artist, “Ganzeer”. On the first day, Ganzeer will teach the various techniques and designing process for his type…

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Crash Course in Street Art and Protest Art Workshop with Ganzeer

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Ganzeer's artwork

Cost: $50 for adults; $20 for students of all ages (Recommended for ages 12 and over) The cost covers this two day event, Friday, June 7, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Learn design, drawing, painting, and cause a little havoc on our replica Berlin Wall in this two-day workshop led by internationally renowned street artist, “Ganzeer”. On the first day, Ganzeer will teach the various techniques and designing process for his type…

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Summer Art Workshop: Hubert’s Ice Cream & Paint Workshop

June 8, 2019 @ 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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Children eating ice cream and painting

Cost: $6 per child. Registration is required and space is limited.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.Enjoy an ice cream and toppings bar while painting your own Hubert the Hedgehog, our NCSML mascot.Sponsored by: CRST International

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Road to College

June 10, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until June 14, 2019

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

Cost: $120 for 5 sessions, Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14, 2019. 1:00-3:00 p.m. each day. Register by May 31, 2019.The NCSML Road to College series helps high schoolers tackle college preparations. This week-long series includes discussion-based sessions, college level lectures, and local professor-led classes. The 2019 Road to College is titled The Fall of the Berlin Wall and will focus on the seminal year 1989 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. To register…

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Road to College

June 11, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until June 14, 2019

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

Cost: $120 for 5 sessions, Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14, 2019. 1:00-3:00 p.m. each day. Register by May 31, 2019.The NCSML Road to College series helps high schoolers tackle college preparations. This week-long series includes discussion-based sessions, college level lectures, and local professor-led classes. The 2019 Road to College is titled The Fall of the Berlin Wall and will focus on the seminal year 1989 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. To register…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

June 12, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 AM on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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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Road to College

June 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until June 14, 2019

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

Cost: $120 for 5 sessions, Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14, 2019. 1:00-3:00 p.m. each day. Register by May 31, 2019.The NCSML Road to College series helps high schoolers tackle college preparations. This week-long series includes discussion-based sessions, college level lectures, and local professor-led classes. The 2019 Road to College is titled The Fall of the Berlin Wall and will focus on the seminal year 1989 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. To register…

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Road to College

June 13, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until June 14, 2019

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

Cost: $120 for 5 sessions, Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14, 2019. 1:00-3:00 p.m. each day. Register by May 31, 2019.The NCSML Road to College series helps high schoolers tackle college preparations. This week-long series includes discussion-based sessions, college level lectures, and local professor-led classes. The 2019 Road to College is titled The Fall of the Berlin Wall and will focus on the seminal year 1989 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. To register…

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Road to College

June 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until June 14, 2019

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

Cost: $120 for 5 sessions, Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14, 2019. 1:00-3:00 p.m. each day. Register by May 31, 2019.The NCSML Road to College series helps high schoolers tackle college preparations. This week-long series includes discussion-based sessions, college level lectures, and local professor-led classes. The 2019 Road to College is titled The Fall of the Berlin Wall and will focus on the seminal year 1989 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s demise. To register…

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Playtime Poppy Summer Theatre Adventure presents Tales Beneath the Baobab Tree

June 22, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Playtime Poppy

Cost: FreeJoin Playtime Poppy, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and the African American Museum of Iowa as we explore tales and traditions from West Africa. The Summer Theatre Adventure is a free week long, immersive theatre experience for ages 7-14 to engage with theatre, culture, and community, and includes two performances at the end of the week that are free and open to the public. Performances: Sat., June 22, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Show…

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Playtime Poppy Summer Theatre Adventure presents Tales Beneath the Baobab Tree

June 22, 2019 @ 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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Playtime Poppy

Cost: FreeJoin Playtime Poppy, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and the African American Museum of Iowa as we explore tales and traditions from West Africa. The Summer Theatre Adventure is a free week long, immersive theatre experience for ages 7-14 to engage with theatre, culture, and community, and includes two performances at the end of the week that are free and open to the public. Performances: Sat., June 22, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Show…

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Czech Village Walking Tour

June 26, 2019 @ 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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Walking Tour

Cost: $5.00 for members of the NCSML; $7.00 for non-membersJoin NCSML staff on a walking tour of historic Czech Village. Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood. Special stories associated with architectural landmarks in the Village will be highlighted.Presented by: CRST International

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July 2019

Music @ the Museum: Pianopalooza

July 3, 2019 @ 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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Free First Saturday for Students: Is That Allowed?

July 6, 2019 @ 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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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

July 10, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 AM on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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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History on Tap: Pop! Nuclear Weapons, the Cold War, and Eighties Popular Culture

July 10, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Cost: Free Location: NCSMLDerek Buckaloo, Coe College Professor of History, will take us through the decade of the eighties looking at how Pop Culture was influenced by the Cold War and its very real threat of nuclear war, which thankfully faded with the Cold War's surprising ending. Join us before 5:30 p.m. and check out our exhibit Revolution 1989 to learn even more about this fascinating subject. Our cash bar will be open with specialty themed cocktails. Derek Buckaloo was…

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Summer Family Art Workshop: Rockstar Wall Art

July 13, 2019 @ 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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Paco Rosic Lecture – Cancelled

July 16, 2019 @ 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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Paco Rosic painting

***This event has been cancelled*** Paco Rosic’s visit is part of NCSML’s Revolutions Starts in the Streets public art installation and programming.Cost: FreeRevolution Starts in the Streets is presented by Aegon Transamerica with contributing sponsorship by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Program Fund.

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Immigrant Foodways: The Witch’s Garden

July 20, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Bree Neyland
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Summer Family Free Day

July 27, 2019 @ 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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Summer Family Free Day

Video games, neon clothes, and revolution! The 1980s were a time of crazy change from increased technology to the fall of Communism. Stop by for a full day of family-friendly activities, tasty food, and music. Enjoy free admission for the whole family to the NCSML’s exhibit galleries. Come and have a gnarly time!Cost: Free!Presented by: CRST International with contributing sponsorship from Collins Aerospace, Wells Fargo and Lou and Katherine Svoboda.

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August 2019

Free First Saturday for Students: Calligraphy Calamity

August 3, 2019 @ 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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Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

August 3, 2019 @ 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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Hubert the hedgehog doing yoga
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Summer Family Art Workshop: Looking Sharp!

August 10, 2019 @ 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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Cloth guitar
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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

August 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 AM on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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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Immigrant Foodways: Feeling Hungary?

August 17, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Immigrant foodway dish
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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

August 21, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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*SOLD OUT* Portrait Embroidery Workshop with Rose Couch

August 21, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Rose Couch

This class is full. Learn how to embroider portraits with Artist, Rose Couch. An Iowa Native, Rose Couch, has a unique style of art making, that she calls “paint with thread.” Rose will show you how to sew string on canvas, and create your own beautiful portrait.Cost: $15Revolution Starts in the Streets is presented by Aegon Transamerica with contributing sponsorship by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Program Fund.

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Czech Village Walking Tour

August 28, 2019 @ 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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Walking Tour
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September 2019

Free First Saturday for Students: Tear Down that Wall!

September 7, 2019 @ 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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wall building
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Point of Space: Jan Kaláb Talk and Book Signing

September 10, 2019 @ 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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When Jan Kaláb was born in 1978 in Czechoslovakia, graffiti was not to be seen in the Eastern World. In the nineties, as the country was opening itself to western influences, he became one of the pioneers of the local scene expressing himself with his iconic crew, the DSK. As his media transformed and he became a prominent contemporary artist, one thing remains: his unique point of view. Jan will talk about his past as a leading graffiti and street…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

September 11, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 AM on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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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What’s the Point? A Street Art Workshop with Jan Kaláb

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Jan Kaláb is a remarkable Czech artist based on the creative roots of graffiti and street art. He belongs to the founding generation of street artists in Prague. Gradually, he transferred this visual culture from the street to prestigious gallery spaces across the world. The street facades and experimental works, including for example 3-D graffiti objects, which he pioneered in the international context, were replaced by canvases of various shapes of his own production and abstract sculptures. Join Jan, as…

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Stitching 101: Basic Embroidery and Needle Point

September 14, 2019 @ 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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Embroidery

We will be learning hand-stitching basics from how to thread the needle to using hoops. Each participant will walk away with a “doodle cloth” that they can use for reference at home for practice or even bring back to the next session Saturday, September 21. If you would like to sign up for the whole series (Sep. 14, 21, and 28) you can save $5! This series of workshops is taught by the American Needlepoint Guild members from the Blue…

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

September 18, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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NCSML closed on September 20

September 20, 2019 @ 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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Presented by Basepoint Wealth, we are thrilled to hold the 16th Annual BrewNost celebration on September 20. We ask for your support and encourage you to join us for this great evening, with all proceeds supporting the mission of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. Due to the preparations and size of this event, NCSML will be closed during the day on September 20. We hope you will join us for this event, and we will resume our…

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BrewNost

September 20, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for the Midwest's premier international beer festival! Enjoy unlimited food and beverage sampling from some of the best local brewers, distillers, and chefs. Featuring a wide range of international beers hand selected by Doug Alberhasky, from John’s Grocery in Iowa City, Iowa! Tickets are on sale now at NCSML.org/BrewNost or at the museum. Learn more about BrewNost hereCost: VIP Admission: $125 General Admission: $65 ($75 day of)   Due to the preparations and size of this event, NCSML…

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Stitching 101: Dish Towel Masters

September 21, 2019 @ 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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embroidered dish towel

Each participant will be issued a dish towel with a Czech heart pattern drawn on it. Using the stitches that we learned in the previous class, we will make our own dish towels that folks will take home with them to decorate their kitchens. If you would like to sign up for the whole series (Sep. 14, 21, and 28) you can save $5! This series of workshops is taught by the American Needlepoint Guild members from the Blue Ribbon…

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Immigrant Foodways: Czech St. Food

September 21, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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fried cheese
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Stitching 101: Needle Point Canvases

September 28, 2019 @ 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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embroidery on canvas

We will be learning basic needlepoint stitches on canvas pieces. If you would like to sign up for the whole series (Sep. 14, 21, and 28) you can save $5! This series of workshops is taught by the American Needlepoint Guild members from the Blue Ribbon Chapter.Cost: $5 per participant. Suggested children no younger than 10 and must be accompanied by an adult.

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October 2019

Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the GUITAR Member Opening

October 4, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Medieval To Metal

Join us on Friday, October 4 for an exclusive member’s only preview and exhibit opening celebration! See the Medieval to Metal exhibit from the National GUITAR Museum before it opens to the public. Members can enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by an informative concert program, highlighting the history of the Dopyera brothers and the Dobro guitar. Schedule of Events: 5:30 p.m. Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the GUITAR open Museum Store Open Light hors d’oeuvres and a…

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Free First Saturday for Students: Museum Mash

October 5, 2019 @ 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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darrin crow telling fairy tales
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Late Nights at the NCSML

October 8, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for a jewelry trunk show in the Museum Store featuring custom jewelry designed exclusively for the NCSML by Seattle artist Kelly Jones of Wraptillion Modern Industrial Jewelry and modeled by Alisabeth Von Presley. Get 25% OFF custom guitar inspired Wraptillion Jewelry this night only!Late Night Schedule: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Rock Band Challenge with AVP in the Hemphill Theater 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Signing of Diamonds in the Blackout CD by Alisabeth Von Presley in the Museum Store…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

October 9, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 AM on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

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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History on Tap: Hot Tamale Louie: Telling Stories Without Words

October 9, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Pumpkin Painting Party

October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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pumpkin-painting-party

Have a spooktacular time at the museum painting pumpkins, crunching on snacks, and sipping cider! Everyone is encouraged to wear spooky, silly, beautiful, or kooky costumes and there will be aprons available to help protect their faboolous outfits. All necessary supplies are included in the ticket price.Cost: $5 per child, one free adult.Sponsored by: CRST International Pumpkins donated by Sass Family Farm 

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Tonight’s for Teens

October 12, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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the monster squad movie poster

Tonight’s for Teens is a series of programs designed by our Youth Council based off of the kinds of events they wanted to attend. Tonight we will be watching The Monster Squad while enjoying Fong’s pizza and Wilson’s Orchard apple cider!Cost: Free - for teens

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

October 16, 2019 @ 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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Velvet Revolution Lecture

October 16, 2019 @ 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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November 2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution beginning in Czechoslovakia and to commemorate this historic event, the NCSML is honored to welcome, Josef Jařab, PhD. Dr. Jařab, was the first rector of Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic from 1989 to 1997. He has been a professor of English and American literature there since 1990 and director of the Center for Comparative Cultural Studies since 1996. His life has found him at the center of many significant moments…

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Cider Sip & Shop

October 18, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Enjoy FREE Cider & Apple Themed samples as you tour through the retail shops of the Main Street District. Samples will be a variety of Apple themed drinks and treats - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic in retail locations. Apple themed specials will be featured at local restaurants. The NCSML will be sampling a Winter Tea Cocktail, Apple Bars made with local maple syrup, and Folk Art Sugar Cookies made with our rolling pins. Pick up your Cider Sip & Shop…

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Immigrant Foodways: You Had Me At Haluski

October 19, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Music @ the Museum: FunkDaddies

October 19, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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November 2019

Free First Saturday for Students: Superheroes of History Day!

November 2, 2019 @ 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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Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

November 2, 2019 @ 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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Cost: FreeMovin’ 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. All ages welcome. This provides even more opportunity for everyone to get up and get movin’ for free in 2019! This full-body session combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements — and is inspired by the infectious…

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Fall of the Wall Celebration

November 9, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us on the actual 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall as we tear down our replica Berlin Wall. Come help us celebrate freedom and democracy as a community! Remarks begin at 3:30 p.m. at the wall followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments in Rozek Grand Hall. (Rain location: Grand Hall) Stick around afterwards for an 80’s after party at Lion Bridge.Cost: FreeThank you to our sponsors! Presented by: Collins Aerospace with contributing sponsorship…

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Deck the Grand Hall!

November 12, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for Christmas cookies and Christmas spirit as we put up our 13.5’ Christmas tree, an NCSML tradition. Read more about this special Christmas tradition and the meaning behind the ornaments on our blog.Cost: Free

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

November 13, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
bobbin lace making

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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Music @ the Museum: Lukáš Sommer Concert

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Member & Volunteer Holiday Shopping Night

November 15, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Please join us for an exclusive Member & Volunteer Shopping Night hosted by the Museum Store! Shop for a cause to help support the mission of the NCSML. Enjoy holiday favorites played by Holly Robe on our piano in Grand Hall while you shop and mingle. Galleries will be open until 8:00 p.m.Enjoy: • 25% off in the Store* • First chance to shop our Buy 3, Get the 4th FREE Ornament Sale* • Holly Robe on piano in Grand…

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Immigrant Foodways: Breadwinner!

November 16, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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“Citizen Václav Havel Goes on Vacation” Film Screening

November 17, 2019 @ 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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Before he became president of the Czech Republic following the Velvet Revolution, Vaclav Havel--playwright, essayist, intellectual--was a leading dissident, repeatedly jailed by the communist government. This extraordinary documentary by Jan and Adam Novak recreates (with irony) a little-known episode in Havel's rebellious life: the decision to test the limits of the secret police by taking an extended "vacation" to visit his friends across Czechoslovakia. The result is a riveting, often humorous journey into the soul of a brave individual who…

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Czechs and Slovaks in the United States: A Sociodemographic Snapshot

November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Who and where are Czech and Slovak immigrants and descendants in America today? We will examine geographic, demographic, social, and economic characteristics of these populations using data from the U.S. Census. We will also compare these groups to the overall US-born and foreign-born populations. Come learn about the current status of Czech and Slovak-Americans and discuss implications for the future. Presenters: Miriam Potocky Rafaidus, Ph.D., is Professor in the School of Social Work, Florida International University, and Director of its…

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

November 20, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 2019 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. 14. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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December 2019

Old World Christmas Market 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

You don’t want to miss our 10th year of making spirits bright, inspired by traditional European markets, but with our own Midwest magic. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of the holidays as you participate in a decade long tradition. Experience a delightful market with local handcrafted items, delicious food and drink, entertainment, and activities for people of all ages. This enchanted celebration of culture, community, and holiday cheer is free for the entire weekend.Cost: FreeContributing Sponsor: GreenState Credit…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 2019 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. 14. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Old World Christmas Market 2019

December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

You don’t want to miss our 10th year of making spirits bright, inspired by traditional European markets, but with our own Midwest magic. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of the holidays as you participate in a decade long tradition. Experience a delightful market with local handcrafted items, delicious food and drink, entertainment, and activities for people of all ages. This enchanted celebration of culture, community, and holiday cheer is free for the entire weekend.Cost: FreeContributing Sponsor: GreenState Credit…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 2019 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. 14. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

December 11, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
bobbin lace making

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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Holidays with a Heart: Shop for a Cause and Support our Community

December 12, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us and several local partnering nonprofit organizations in our community for an evening of shopping for a cause! This night only, by donating to the NCSML or one of the participating nonprofits, you are entered to win your choice of a fabulous door prize provided by the Museum Store.Enjoy: Co-MC's for the night, Alisabeth Von Presley and Kevin Burt! Rock Band Challenge with Alisabeth in Hemphill Theater Free admission to Museum Galleries 25% off in the Museum Store (some…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 2019 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. 14. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Hubert’s Holiday Program

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

Come enjoy a wintery hedgehog book, games, and hot chocolate with Hubert, the hedgehog! We will have story time with Hubert at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. with games and crafts between. Although we love our hedgehog friends, there will not be a live hedgie at the museum for this program. Cost: Free Presented by: CRST International

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

December 18, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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Three Nuts for Cinderella (Tři oříšky pro Popelku)

December 21, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

An annual holiday tradition in many European countries, and now at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Three Nuts for Cinderella is a familiar fairytale with some unique twists. The film stars Libuše Šafránková as the title character, a young woman who is treated terribly by her stepmother and stepsister. But soon a handsome prince comes knocking. Cinderella does not simply fall into the prince’s arms, however. In this version, he must actively pursue the young woman –…

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January 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

January 4 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: United Fire Group.

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Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

January 4 @ 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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Movin' at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! So, come on out and get movin'! This session will feature POUND.Cost: FreeSponsored by: CRST International

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

January 8 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
bobbin lace making

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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Cultural Imprints Across Borders

January 13 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre will host a lunchtime discussion, Cultural Imprints Across Borders, in the WFLA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall at the Museum. Panelists Danielle Tarnowski, a Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Board member who was born and raised in Gdansk, Poland; Dr. Cecilia Rokusek, president and CEO of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library; and Yulia Lysenko, a Ukrainian soprano who recently emigrated to the United States, will examine the shifting…

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

January 15 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

January 18 @ 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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Movin' at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! So, come on out and get movin'!

This session will feature POUND. Cost: Free. Sponsored by: CRST International.

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Music @ the Museum: Vladislav Bláha Concert

January 23 @ 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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Help us commemorate the closing of our exhibition, Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the GUITAR with an evening of Czech & Slovak music. Internationally renowned Czech guitarist, Vladislav Bláha, has performed in some of the most prestigious halls in over 45 countries, including Carnegie Hall. He is a Professor of the Guitar at Brno Conservatory and a lecturer at the Janáček Academy of Music in Brno, he frequently gives masterclasses on music colleges and performs on festivals…

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Movin’ at the Museum: Yoga

January 24 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Movin' at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! So, come on out and get movin'! This session will feature yoga for all ages.Cost: FreeSponsored by: CRST International

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Immigrant Foodways: Žemlovka

January 25 @ 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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Bread pudding recipes are found all across Europe and are a popular, homemade treat. The Czech Žemlovka is almost like a cross between apple (or sometimes pear) pie and bread pudding.

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February 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

February 1 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month. College students must bring a current school ID card.Cost: Free with student ID.Presented by: United Fire Group.

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Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

February 1 @ 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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Movin' at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! So, come on out and get movin'! This session will feature POUND. Free will donations will be accepted go towards the UI Dance Marathon.Cost: FreeSponsored by: CRST International

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Tonight’s for Teens: Groundhog Edition

February 2 @ 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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Déjà vu has nothing on Phil’s day! Join the youth council for a night of breakfast and Groundhog Day.Cost: Free for teensSponsored by: CRST International

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Modernity, History, and Politics in Czech Art

February 8 @ 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The talk introduces Dr. Marta Filipová’s latest book that traces the influence of the changing political environment on Czech art, criticism, history, and theory between 1895 and 1939, looking beyond the avant-garde to the so-called peripheries of modern art. The period is marked by radical political changes, the formation of national and regional identities, and the rise of modernism in Central Europe - specifically, the collapse of Austria-Hungary and the creation of the new democratic state of Czechoslovakia. The monograph…

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Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

February 12 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
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bobbin lace making

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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Tonight’s for Teens: Shrek + Valentines

February 14 @ 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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There are so many fun rom-coms out there, so our youth council will help take the stress out of picking one. Grab a couple friends, free food, and settle in for Shrek 2 – the most romantic movie!Cost: Free for teensSponsored by: CRST International

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*** Full *** Traditional Moravian Folk Motifs Workshop (malování lidové motivy)

February 15 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 16, 2020

An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until February 15, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Preview of Heritage Caretakers of Moravia ExhibitDo you want to learn a traditional Moravian folk art practice? Join Czech-American artist, Sonya Darrow, for a workshop that explores the technique of painted folk motifs (malování lidové motivy) with patterns designed by legendary Moravian folk artist, Marie Švirgová. The painted folk motifs will be part of the exhibition: Heritage Caretakers of Moravia — join us for this unique opportunity to take part in the exhibition! Space is limited, please RSVP for your…

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*** Full *** Traditional Moravian Folk Motifs Workshop (malování lidové motivy)

February 16 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 15, 2020

An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until February 16, 2020

An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until February 15, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Preview of Heritage Caretakers of Moravia ExhibitDo you want to learn a traditional Moravian folk art practice? Join Czech-American artist, Sonya Darrow, for a workshop that explores the technique of painted folk motifs (malování lidové motivy) with patterns designed by legendary Moravian folk artist, Marie Švirgová. The painted folk motifs will be part of the exhibition: Heritage Caretakers of Moravia — join us for this unique opportunity to take part in the exhibition! Space is limited, please RSVP for your…

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Needlepoint guild demonstrations

February 19 @ 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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Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

February 22 @ 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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Movin' at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! So, come on out and get movin'! This session will feature POUND.Cost: FreeSponsored by: CRST International

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Traditional Moravian Folk Motifs Workshop (malování lidové motivy)

February 22 @ 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Preview of Heritage Caretakers of Moravia ExhibitDo you want to learn a traditional Moravian folk art practice? Join Czech-American artist, Sonya Darrow, for a workshop that explores the technique of painted folk motifs (malování lidové motivy) with patterns designed by legendary Moravian folk artist, Marie Švirgová. The painted folk motifs will be part of the exhibition: Heritage Caretakers of Moravia — join us for this unique opportunity to take part in the exhibition! You can see the completed painted folk…

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