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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

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

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
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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
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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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Hubert the hedgehog doing yoga

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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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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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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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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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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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, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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: UFG Insurance.

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Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

January 4, 2020 @ 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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Cultural Imprints Across Borders

January 13, 2020 @ 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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Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

January 18, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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

Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

February 1, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Tonight’s for Teens: Shrek + Valentines

February 14, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until February 15, 2020

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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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Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

February 22, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Hubert’s Night Owls

February 23, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so we’re staying open late today for families and community members with special needs. We will have additional activities and crafts for the little ones and fewer distractions in our exhibits for a more sensory-friendly experience.Cost: Normal admission.

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Cedar Valley Chapter of Embroider’s Guild of America Demonstration

February 26, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
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Join the Cedar Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America every fourth Wednesday for a stitching demonstration at the NCSML.Cost: Free

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Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Exhibit Opening

February 27, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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A collaborative folk motif (malované lidové motivy) will be unveiled by our special guest, Marie Švirgová, from Lanžhot, Moravia. Marie is a legendary Moravian folk artist, who has collaborated with Czech-American artist Sonya Darrow for a special folk motif dedicated to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. The only other place in the world with this motif is in Švirgová’s hometown of Lanžhot. Learn more about Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Schedule of Events: 5:30 p.m. Reception with light…

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*Event full* The Museum Guild presents an Afternoon Tea

February 29, 2020 @ 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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In celebration of the opening of the exhibition, Heritage Caretakers of Moravia, join us for a classic tea party and conversation. What role does clothing play in our everyday lives? How is it an expression of who we are, where we have come from, and who we wish to be? Nic Hartmann, NCSML Director of Learning & Civic Engagement, will discuss these questions in relation to the new exhibit. Delicious pastries provided by Guild Members with tea and coffee from the…

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March 2020

Všední kroj / Everyday folk dress workshop with Sonya Darrow

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Learn about the resourceful expressions through the everyday folk dress with Czech-American artist Sonya Darrow: The work of Sonya Darrow as “heritage caretaker” both in the US and in the Czech Republic History of the “everyday folk dress” (všední kroj) along with the working folk dress (pracovní kroj) Different techniques used traditionally to decorate the “everyday” folk dresses Different materials that could be used for contemporary folk dress & the ways in which they could be used in a meaningful…

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Heritage Caretakers of Moravia Guided Tour

March 7, 2020 @ 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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Join Czech-American artist Sonya Darrow for a guided tour of the exhibition Heritage Caretakers of Moravia. This exhibition will tell the story of the incredible women, who wear and use folk art practices in their daily life. The exhibition will bring together different narratives to reweave the fabric of social life between generations and place — from the cognitive to the material forms that are shared in both cultural landscapes of south Moravia and in the USA.Cost: Paid admission, members…

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History on Tap: The era of the E.R.A. in Iowa

March 11, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The Equal Rights Amendment is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution designed to guarantee equal legal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex.

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Music @ the Museum: Fareed Haque/Tony Monaco Trio featuring Paul Wertico

March 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Fareed Haque- Guitar Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation. He has spent much of his career defying expectations of what a jazz guitarist is supposed to do and sound like. With this trio, Haque continues to do this, collaborating with Tony Monaco on a hard-hitting organ combo and Paul Wertico on the drums. Tony…

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* Postponed* Movin’ at the Museum: Yoga

March 18, 2020 @ 8:00 AM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* Movin’ at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! This session will feature yoga for all ages with Nikki Grim from Painted Dog Yoga.Cost: Free, no registration required.Presented by: CRST International

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*Event is Canceled* Needlepoint guild demonstrations

March 18, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Event is Canceled* 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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*Postponed* Robot Film Series: WALL-E

March 19, 2020 @ 3:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* To celebrate 100 years of robots, we will be showing some of our favorite robot films! We will be kicking the series off with a family favorite, WALL-E. WALL-E is about the last robot left on Earth – which can be a bit lonely – until he meets the scout robot, EVE, and leaves on an epic adventure through the galaxy.Cost: Free. Registration preferred.Sponsored by: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Program Fund Contributing sponsor: Collins Aerospace

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*Event is Canceled* Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

March 21, 2020 @ 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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*Event is Canceled* Movin’ at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! This session will feature POUND with Trisha Brink.Cost: Free, no registration required.Presented by: CRST International

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*Postponed* Artists as Activists Opening

March 27, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* The NCSML is partnering with some of the District’s best chefs to bring you a collision of art and taste to celebrate the opening of Artists as Activists . We have asked the owner and executive chef of Rodina, Samuel Charles, and owner of Rawlicious, Jessica LaFayette, to choose works of art from this exhibition as inspiration for their own signature culinary interpretations. Four works of art will be featured in a food and drink pairing…

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*Event is Canceled* Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Event is Canceled* Movin’ at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! This session will feature POUND with Trisha Brink.Cost: Free, no registration required.Presented by: CRST International

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*Event is Canceled* Farewell to Old Mother Winter

March 29, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Event is Canceled* Celebrate the triumph of Spring over Winter by helping us toss Morena into the nearby Cedar River! In Slavic tradition, Morena is an entity associated with death and winter and must be vanquished to make way for sunny skies and warmer weather. We will meet in the museum’s Rozek Grand Hall, then parade from the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library to the Bridge of Lions in Czech Village.Cost: Free, no registration required.Presented by: CRST International

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April 2020

*Postponed* Egg Decorating with Master Folk Artist Marj Nejdl

April 3, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 PM, repeating until April 4, 2020

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
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*Postponed, new date TBD* You don’t want to miss your chance to learn how to do this unique art form with our very own Master Folk Artist, Marj Nejdl. Class participants will learn how to decorate eggs using the batik/wax resist method. Each student will leave with new knowledge and one finished egg. For ages 8 or older; ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: $35 per person, Egg Decorating Class only $55 per person, Egg Decorating Class +…

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*Event is Canceled* Free First Saturday for Students

April 4, 2020 @ 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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*Event is Canceled* 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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*Postponed* Immigrant Foodways: Sarmale

April 4, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* Join Coach Alina to learn how to make this staple food that is originally from the Balkans. You may have heard about this dish commonly known as Dolmades or Stuffed Grape Leaves from the Greek and Mediterranean cultures. Now it is your turn to make it! Get ready for a hands on class with a feast at the end.Cost: $15, Registration Required

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*Event is Canceled* Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

April 8, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
bobbin lace making

*Event is Canceled* 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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*Postponed* Robot Film Series: I, Robot

April 9, 2020 @ 5:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* To celebrate 100 years of robots, we will be showing some of our favorite robot films! Our second film of the series will be I, Robot. In 2035, advanced, highly intelligent robots fill many of the public service positions throughout the world. Detective Del Spooner doesn’t trust robots and highly suspects that one played a role in the death of the founder of U.S Robotics, Alfred Lanning. During his investigation, and with the help of a…

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*Event Canceled* Music @ the Museum: Harafica Cymbal Band

April 9, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Event Canceled* In partnership with Orchestra Iowa, the NCSML welcomes the Cymbal band, Harafica, for the first time in Iowa. This eight member band was founded in 1999 by a group of young men attending elementary music school in Moravia. More than 20 years later, the group is still playing a repertoire of Czech and Slovak folk and modern songs, including original pieces. Attend their Iowa debut to experience their distinct sound composed exclusively for their global 2020 tour.Cost: $8…

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*Event is Canceled* Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Event is Canceled* Movin’ at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! This session will feature POUND with Trisha Brink.Cost: Free, no registration required.Presented by: CRST International

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NCSML Closed

April 12, 2020
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Painted eggs

The NCSML is closed for Easter Sunday.

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*Event is Canceled* Needlepoint guild demonstrations

April 15, 2020 @ 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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needlepoint

*Event is Canceled* 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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*Event is Canceled* Movin’ at the Museum: POUND

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Event is Canceled* Movin’ at the Museum is FREE and open to the community! This session will feature POUND with Trisha Brink.Cost: Free, no registration required.Presented by: CRST International

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*Postponed* Artists as Activists Guided Tour

April 25, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* Let’s decode contemporary art together. Through this discussion-based tour you’ll gain some useful tools to help break down the pieces in this exhibit, and gain a new appreciation for the abstract and conceptual. All knowledge levels welcome.Cost: Regular admission, members always free. Registration preferred.Presented by: CRST International

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*Postponed* Miracle of the White Stallions Film Screening

April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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*Postponed, new date TBD* VE Day’s 75th Anniversary is May 8 this year, join us in commemorating this historic event with a film screening for all ages. Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day or V-E Day, or simply as V-Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on May 8, 1945. Based on the autobiographical novel The Dancing White Horses of Vienna…

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*Rescheduled to Aug. 18 * Food Walking Tour of Czech Village

April 28, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Food tour of Czech Village

*Rescheduled to Aug. 18 * Join National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library staff on a walking food tour of historic Czech Village. Learn about the unique history behind this fascinating neighborhood while sampling food and drinks. Special stories associated with food and restaurants in the Village will be highlighted. The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes. Meet at the NCSML’s clock tower (corner of 16th Ave SW and Inspiration Pl SW) by 6:00 p.m.…

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May 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

May 2, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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: UFG Insurance.

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*Cancelled* Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration

May 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
bobbin lace making

*Cancelled* 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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*Cancelled* Needlepoint guild demonstrations

May 20, 2020 @ 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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needlepoint

*Cancelled* 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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July 2020

Hubert’s Night Owls

July 19, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Hubert the Hedgehog is not always a fan of noise and distractions, so we’re staying open late today for families and community members with special needs. We will offer a kit of activities and crafts for the little ones to take home to enjoy and fewer distractions in our exhibits for a more sensory-friendly experience.Cost: Normal admission. For more information regarding our accessibility, including financial assistance for visiting, please read more on our visit page.For additional information, need assistance, or…

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Beer Money Social Distancing Book Signing

July 23, 2020 @ 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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Join the NCSML and John’s Grocery for our first ever socially distant book signing of the new book, Beer Money: A Tale of the Iowa City Beer Mafia, by S.C. Sherman. Purchase your copy ahead of time and then join us on Thursday evening at Circle Drive in front of the NCSML anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. Author S.C. Sherman will be there to personally sign your copy before you pick it up at an…

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August 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

August 1, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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: UFG Insurance.

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Sapient: A performance exploring the intersection of dance, robotics, humanness, and labor

August 29, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join us for an outdoor art performance by Interdisciplinary Artist Amenda Tate. While three dancers perform a Polka and a contemporary freestyle, Amenda’s robot, Manibus, will translate those movements to a canvas with acrylic paint. “The whole process is like becoming a record of the moment in time, capturing the energy that is transmitted during a live performance,” Tate says. “The project captures the movement and that turns the medium into a new art form.” While Manibus is a robot,…

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September 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

September 5, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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: UFG Insurance.

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Painting with Robots Family Art Workshop

September 26, 2020 @ 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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Join us for this free art workshop by dropping in anytime between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to create your mini robot painting. We will be socially distanced in the Rozek Grand Hall. This is a come and go program and should not take more than 15 minutes per painting.Cost: Free. Recommended for ages 6 and up. No RSVP required. Masks are required for all.Sponsored by: Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Program Fund

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Walking Tour of Czech Village

September 28, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Join Mark Stoffer Hunter, Cedar Rapids historian 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. The tour will begin and end at NCSML’s clock tower (corner of 16th Ave SW and Inspiration Pl SW). Parking is available in the museum’s lots or in Czech Village. The museum’s parking garage will not be open for this program. Wear comfortable shoes.…

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Walking Tour of Czech Village

September 28, 2020 @ 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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Join Mark Stoffer Hunter, Cedar Rapids historian 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. The tour will begin and end at NCSML’s clock tower (corner of 16th Ave SW and Inspiration Pl SW). Parking is available in the museum’s lots or in Czech Village. The museum’s parking garage will not be open for this program. Wear comfortable shoes.…

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Tipsy Tour

September 30, 2020 @ 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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Join us for an interactive tour of our Faces of Freedom exhibit, which will include puzzles, games, and trivia about Bohemian beers. It’s a fun combination of our favorite things – beer, games shows, and Czech and Slovak culture! Designed for small groups of 5 to 10 people, Tipsy Tours: Beers of Bohemia is $25 per person. This price includes admission to the Museum, a NCSML tumbler with straw, and your first drink on us. Get your friends together to…

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October 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

October 3, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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: UFG Insurance.

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NCSML Museum Store of the Year Celebration

October 28, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States

The NCSML Museum Store was recently named the 2020 Store of the Year by the Museum Store Association. Join us as we celebrate with virtual events, raffle prizes, exclusive Celebration Packages, and a social distance book & ornament signing from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28. Kelly Jones of Wraptillion Modern Industrial Jewelry is hosting a ‘Design on Demand’ YouTube event including a unique design inspired by local musician Alisabeth Von Presley! Preorder one of our book packages…

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Tipsy Tour: The Bathory Trial

October 28, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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One event on October 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Calling all murder mystery lovers! Countess Elizabeth Báthory is known as the most prolific female serial killer in history. Join us in reopening her case file and examining the evidence. The Báthory Trial tour will be held on October 28 and again on October 30 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Designed for no more than 10 people, Tipsy Tours: The Báthory Trial is $25 per person. This price includes admission to the Museum, a NCSML tumbler with straw, and…

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Tipsy Tour: The Bathory Trial

October 30, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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One event on October 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Calling all murder mystery lovers! Countess Elizabeth Báthory is known as the most prolific female serial killer in history. Join us in reopening her case file and examining the evidence. The Báthory Trial tour will be held on October 28 and again on October 30 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Designed for no more than 10 people, Tipsy Tours: The Báthory Trial is $25 per person. This price includes admission to the Museum, a NCSML tumbler with straw, and…

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November 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

November 7, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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: UFG Insurance.

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NCSML Member & Volunteer Shopping Event

November 13, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on November 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM

One event on November 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM

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 Event hosted by the Museum Store! • 25% off full-price merchandise* • First chance to shop our Buy 3, Get the 4th FREE Ornament Sale* • Czech garnet trunk show featuring jewelry and crystal • Ornament personalization by Marj Nejdl on Nov. 14 from 10 – 3 & Nov. 15 from 12 – 3 • FREE box of homemade holiday cookies while supplies last!Not a member? Join today to receive…

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NCSML Member & Volunteer Shopping Event

November 14, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on November 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM

One event on November 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM

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 Event hosted by the Museum Store! • 25% off full-price merchandise* • First chance to shop our Buy 3, Get the 4th FREE Ornament Sale* • Czech garnet trunk show featuring jewelry and crystal • Ornament personalization by Marj Nejdl on Nov. 14 from 10 – 3 & Nov. 15 from 12 – 3 • FREE box of homemade holiday cookies while supplies last!Not a member? Join today to receive…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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 2020 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. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

November 15, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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 2020 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. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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NCSML Member & Volunteer Shopping Event

November 15, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on November 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 16, 2020 at 12:00 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 Event hosted by the Museum Store! • 25% off full-price merchandise* • First chance to shop our Buy 3, Get the 4th FREE Ornament Sale* • Czech garnet trunk show featuring jewelry and crystal • Ornament personalization by Marj Nejdl on Nov. 14 from 10 – 3 & Nov. 15 from 12 – 3 • FREE box of homemade holiday cookies while supplies last!Not a member? Join today to receive…

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NCSML Member & Volunteer Shopping Event

November 16, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on November 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM

One event on November 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM

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 Event hosted by the Museum Store! • 25% off full-price merchandise* • First chance to shop our Buy 3, Get the 4th FREE Ornament Sale* • Czech garnet trunk show featuring jewelry and crystal • Ornament personalization by Marj Nejdl on Nov. 14 from 10 – 3 & Nov. 15 from 12 – 3 • FREE box of homemade holiday cookies while supplies last!Not a member? Join today to receive…

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NCSML Closed

November 26, 2020
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The NCSML is closed for Thanksgiving, November 26.

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

November 27, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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 2020 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. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

November 28, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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 2020 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. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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December 2020

Free First Saturday for Students

December 5, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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: UFG Insurance.

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Old World Christmas Market 2020

December 5, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

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

We are doing things differently this year so we can all be safe, healthy, and happy together for many holiday celebrations in the future!

• Pick up holiday treats at our first-ever Drive Through Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Pre-order will be available online starting November 23 through December 4.

• Shop at our award-winning Museum Store online at store.ncsml.org. Free UPS ground shipping is available for orders placed November 27 through December 24, with local delivery options. The Store is available for in-person shopping whenever the NCSML is open.

• Support our Virtual Vendor Market online through December 24.

• Thanks to UFG Insurance, visitors will enjoy free admission to NCSML galleries December 5 and December 6.

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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 2020 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. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 6, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 12:00 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 2020 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. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Old World Christmas Market 2020

December 6, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

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

We are doing things differently this year so we can all be safe, healthy, and happy together for many holiday celebrations in the future!

• Pick up holiday treats at our first-ever Drive Through Cookie Walk from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Pre-order will be available online starting November 23 through December 4.

• Shop at our award-winning Museum Store online at store.ncsml.org. Free UPS ground shipping is available for orders placed November 27 through December 24, with local delivery options. The Store is available for in-person shopping whenever the NCSML is open.

• Support our Virtual Vendor Market online through December 24.

• Thanks to UFG Insurance, visitors will enjoy free admission to NCSML galleries December 5 and December 6.

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 12, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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 2020 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. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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Ornament Personalization with Marj Nejdl

December 19, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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One event on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

One event on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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 2020 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. 19. As always, there is no admission cost to visit the Museum Store only. All are welcome!…

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NCSML Closed

December 25, 2020
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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The NCSML is closed for Christmas, December 25.

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January 2021

Free First Saturday for Students

January 2 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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: UFG Insurance.

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February 2021

Free First Saturday for Students

February 6 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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: UFG Insurance.

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March 2021

Free First Saturday for Students

March 6 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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: UFG Insurance.

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April 2021

Free First Saturday for Students

April 3 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 AM on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2022

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: UFG Insurance.

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