National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) Move - June 8th 2011
Moving day for the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa complete with a time lapse of the first day's progress.
Rising Above: The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
This is a powerful story about the immigrant experience, a city with strong roots in the Czech and Slovak traditions, a people and a culture who have persevered, a community proud of its heritage, and a museum that was literally lifted out of the devastating flood of 2008 into a stronger existence and presence not only within Cedar Rapids and the United States, but also internationally.
The film summarizes the history of immigration, settlement patterns, and cultural organizations that shaped the history of the city; the development of history and cultural organizations that led to the beginning of the museum; the growth of the museum through the opening of a new building in 1995; the devastating flood of 2008; a successful capital campaign that enabled the moving of the old museum building and construction of an even larger space to better accommodate growing collections, special exhibits, and traveling exhibits.
The past, present, and future of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
What began as a community effort by a group of second and third-generation descendants of Czech immigrants in 1974 as an effort to preserve Czech heritage and culture evolved into national museum for everyone regardless of ethnic and cultural background. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library celebrates life: Czech life, Slovak life, American life. We preserve the past to understand the present in preparation for the future. At the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, our story is your story and with your continued financial support, it will be a story for future generations, too. NCSML.org/support
Making Faces of Freedom
Take a look behind the scenes of putting together Faces of Freedom: The Czech & Slovak Journey, the new permanent exhibition at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Featuring interviews with museum staff; time-lapse of the exhibit being put together; and an overview of what to expect as you walk through this monumental state-of-the-art undertaking.
Czechoslovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa State, USA was surrounded by 15 feet of water.
Pěvecké sdružení Slezská Ostrava pořádá benefiční koncert. Výtěžek z benefičního koncertu bude věnován Československému muzeu v Cedar Rapids, stát Iowa, USA, které bylo v červnu 2008 zcela zničeno povodněmi.
Proceeds from the benefit concert will be dedicated to the Czechoslovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa State, USA, which was in June 2008 completely destroyed by flooding.
Cedar Rapids' National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library was surrounded by 15 feet of water.
The Denny Naughton and Friends Show
A fun fundraising event for the NCSML, we enjoyed a great laugh at CSPS when Denny and Benny and Friends took the stage, along with special guest Ralph Kluseman, a guitarist and singer from Dubuque singing hits from the 60s and 70s. Also performing was the pianist Kathy Lynch from Victor, Iowa. Fresh from celebrating their 50th anniversary of winning the Iowa State Fair Talent Search in 1967, Denny Naughton (husband of NCSML president and CEO Gail Naughton) and Friends made their Cedar Rapids debut public appearance for a great cause. Denny and Benny and friends have appeared with Grand Ole Opry stars and nationally known acts from coast to coast, throughout the Midwest and overseas.
This show was recorded live at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids, IA on Nov. 14, 2017.
A thank-you message from the NCSML
As 2013 draws to a close, the staff of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library would like to thank you for a year full of highlights -- from visits by Gene Cernan and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to national awards, the opening of our new Permanent Exhibit and more. Join us for this look back at 2013.
Cedar Rapids, IA, National Czech and Slovak Museum after the flood
Thes is a video in Czech about the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids after the building suffered serious damage in the flood of June 2008
Top 10. Best Tourist Attractions In Cedar Rapids - Iowa
Top 10. Best Tourist Attractions In Cedar Rapids - Iowa: National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library, Brucemore, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Iowa Masonic Library and Museum, Czech Village New Bohemia District, Paramount theater, NewBo City Market, Indian Creek Nature Center, African American Museum of Iowa, Ushers Ferry Historic Village
Museum On A Mission
In June of 2008, the Cedar River in Iowa crested at 19 feet above flood stage affecting businesses and homes in Cedar Rapids. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library was one of those affected by the epic flood. Rising Above: A Story of the People and the Flood, is an interactive exhibit that tells the impact of the flood on the museum and the Czech area of Cedar Rapids through news stories, video and eyewitness accounts. But that's not all. The museum is on a mission to change the potential impact of disasters for visitors of all ages. See how they do it.
Czech Village - Cedar Rapids, IA
A synopsis of Czech Village in Cedar Rapids, IA and the commercial real estate listing at 41 16th Avenue SW with Craig Byers and Steve Shriver.
Iowa DNR Praises Cedar Lake Group
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) Inside the Czech and Slovak Museum, city leaders and residents are talking over the latest EnvisionCR guidelines that the city hopes to adopt early next year. They would lay out what the city would consider when developing land and some people are saying the Cedar Lake and other key spots around town have to be included to have a plan that matters.
In Cedar Rapids, its all about seeing whats not quite there yet.
Can you envision a trail across the lake, Friends of Cedar Lakes Dale Todd asked a passerby.
Monday night, the city showed off the most recent plans for the years of future development all over the city.
I think it's important to have that shared vision because it really does number one, get people excited about the future, said Cedar Rapids Planning Services Director Jennifer Pratt.
Turning open fields into blank canvases.
Dale Todds canvas is the Cedar Lake.
For a lot of people this is their first and only impression of Cedar Rapids and we think we can do better, said Todd.
The Iowa DNR backs him up.
The agencys Director recently told the city that the lake is on its way to qualifying for state funds to fix it up, potentially making it a place where people could swim.
But like so much else in Cedar Rapids, it partially comes down to flood protection.
The DNR doesn't want to spend a lot of money down here and then all of a sudden have a flood event and have a lot of sedimentation come back in from the river, said Todd.
Thats why Mayor Ron Corbett says the time to figure out flood protection for that part of downtown is now.
Because once we build it, it'll have to last for 75 to 100 years, said Corbett.
An early draft of the work done Monday will show up in the next few weeks. A final draft goes to the City council, for its January 27th meeting.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids /ˈsiːdər ˈræpɨdz/ is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. The city lies on both banks of the Cedar River, 20 miles (32 km) north of Iowa City and 100 miles (160 km) east of Des Moines, the state's capital and largest city. Until massive flooding in 2008, the city's government was headquartered in the Veterans Memorial Building, near the Linn County Courthouse and jail on Mays Island in the Cedar River; Cedar Rapids was one of a few cities in the world, along with Paris, France, with governmental offices on a municipal island.
A flourishing center for arts and culture in Eastern Iowa, the city is home to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, the Paramount Theatre, Theatre Cedar Rapids, the African-American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa, and the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance. Cedar Rapids is an economic hub of the state, located in the core of the Interstate 380 Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Technology Corridor of Linn, Benton, Jones, Johnson, and Washington counties. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 126,326.
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New Year Brings New Business to Czech Village
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) The groundwork was laid back in March of 2010 when the state of Iowa increased the amount of alcohol allowed in beer from 5% to 15%. That opened the door for more local and smaller breweries to open up and now, the Lion Bridge Brewery is riding that wave to Cedar Rapids.People are more loyal to local. They want to support their local guy because they know him. Because he's there every day, because he's out there and they see him, said Lion Bridge Brewing Company Owner Quinton McClain. McClain says he wanted to open up within the downtown area, where people could easily walk to this front door. Czech Village gives him an easy-to-find address and the space he needs. The building used to be Frtizs Food Market, so its big enough to house all the equipment needed to brew beer. Blemishes on the brick and marks on the floor show the character of the building, topped off with lights found in the attic when Lion Bridge moved in.The lighting here, the schoolhouse fixtures, are the original globes, said McClain.Paired with a building designed to be a beer hall and a passionate staff, it makes the patron's experience a lot more rich and fulfilling, said McClain.The same effect he hopes some of his heavier beers might have. The goal isnt to be a restaurant, he says plenty of other businesses already do that. Hell serve food, but more as a complement to the beer.We want to be a brewery that is self-distributing, a brewery that is out at other bars and restaurants in the area but also have a great home base that people can come to and enjoy beers, said McClain.He says the plan is to start small, achieve a local following here. A cool place that people like to come to and also branch out a bit, maybe look at bottling or canning, said McClain.He says for now, the focus is on opening the doors in the middle to late February. Once that happens, hell look to distributing his beer to bars and restaurants in between here and Iowa City.
2013 National Medals White House Ceremony
On May 8, 2013, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Director Susan Hildreth to present the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 museums and libraries from across the country. The National Medal is the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.
Best Attractions & Things to do in Cedar Rapids, Iowa IA
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Czech Village / New Bohemia District
NewBo City Market
Indian Creek Nature Center
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Grant Wood Studio
NCSML Popcorn Poll
In an interview with Radio and Television Slovakia, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Director of Education, Jan Stoffer, explains the importance of voting and hence, the purpose behind a timely add-on to the Faces of Freedom exhibit. Throughout caucus and primary season, visitors may vote for their candidate of choice by placing a kernel of popcorn into a cup in a simulation Popcorn Poll.
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Days Inn and Suites Cedar Rapids - Cedar Rapids Hotels, Iowa
Days Inn and Suites Cedar Rapids 2 Stars Hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - USA Within US Travel Directory Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is 8 km from this hotel in Iowa.
An indoor pool, a fitness centre and spacious guest rooms with free Wi-Fi are available.
A microwave and fridge are provided in all rooms at the Days Inn and Suites Cedar Rapids.
Each beige coloured room is warmly accented and offers air conditioning.
A business centre with fax and photocopying services is available at the hotel.
Cedar Rapids Days Inn and Suites offers a 24-hour reception.
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is 15 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Mount Mercy University is 10 minutes’ drive away.
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Days Inn and Suites Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids IA
Reservations: . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. .. Days Inn and Suites Cedar Rapids 2215 Blairs Ferry Road Northeast Cedar Rapids IA 52402 Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is 5 miles from this hotel in Iowa. An indoor pool, a fitness center and spacious guest rooms with free Wi-Fi are available. A microwave and fridge are provided in all rooms at the Days Inn and Suites Cedar Rapids. Each beige colored room is warmly accented and offers air conditioning. A business center with fax and photocopying services is available at the hotel. Cedar Rapids Days Inn and Suites offers a 24-hour front desk. National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is a 15 minute drive from the hotel. Mount Mercy University is a 10 minute drive away.