National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids

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The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) is a museum and library of Czech and Slovak history and culture located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the United States. Established in 1974, the museum and library moved to its present site in 1983. The museum and library was severely affected by the Iowa flood of 2008. In 2012, rebuilding and expansion efforts were completed and the NCSML reopened.
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  • Beautiful and well- done museum! My husband and I enjoyed this very much. Whether you have this heritage or not, it is full of interesting and inspiring cultural and historical information and... 
    Beautiful and well- done museum! My husband and I enjoyed this very much. Whether you have this heritage or not, it is full of interesting and inspiring cultural and historical information and...  more »
  • An enormous museum with tons of displays that really illustrate the Czech/Slovak lifestyles, their music, clothing, history, etc. plus their struggle with Communism. Their experience should be a... 
    An enormous museum with tons of displays that really illustrate the Czech/Slovak lifestyles, their music, clothing, history, etc. plus their struggle with Communism. Their experience should be a...  more »
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  • We've lived in the area for three years and finally got around to visiting this museum. The people at the front desk we're wonderful and friendly - they even offered to take our picture under the beautiful entry chandelier. Exhibits were fun and informative. We enjoyed the films and the exhibit on communism. The baby in costumes photo exhibit was pretty cute as well. A great place to spend a few hours! Be
  • Great place to learn about ethic Czech culture and history. My family and I have been traveling around visiting museums and learning about all the ethnic groups of the US and the world and learning their cultures and histories. As a black woman with mixed children I am thankful for places like this. I want my children to see that white people have amazing multiple cultures and wonderful history. They never get to see any of it from schools or the media.

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