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September 2018

Book talk: The Emperor and the Peasant, 2:00 pm

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Emperor and the Peasant: Two Men at the Start of the Great War and the End of the Habsburg Empire, by Kenneth Janda, is about World War I and Slovak and Czech emigration to the United States. This history, presented in alternating chapters as two intertwined narratives, juxtaposes the experiences of Emperor Franz Josef and Samuel Mozolák--a Slovak peasant and grandfather of the author's wife.  Mozolák emigrated to New York, started a family, returned to Slovakia, and died on the Eastern Front. The…

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Czech Centennial Gala

September 28
Free

The Czech Centennial Gala will commemorate fascinating stories associated with the creation of the modern Czech statehood as well as its recreation after the World War II. Honored guests will include representatives of families and institutions who deserve our major thanks. The event will feature a special historic presentation, star music performances and an art exhibition. The featured artists Alphonse Mucha, Albín Polášek and Vojtěch Preissig had strong Chicago connections and made a difference both as great artists as well…

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October 2018

Genealogy with George Mikiska

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Czech Heritage Club Monthly Meeting. The program is Genealogy with George Mikiska.

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Slavnost

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
C.S.P.S. Hall, 383 Michigan Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
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$25

Sokol Minnesota's Czech and Slovak Centennial Party on October 13, 7-11 p.m. Slavnost celebrates and honors 100 years since the formation of Czechoslovakia.  Slavnost remembers and commemorates 50 years since the Prague Spring reform movement. Slavnost celebrates and recognizes 25 years since the creation of the two separate nations  of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Social Hour with appetizers • Late evening Dessert Table • Special honored guests  • Recognitions •Music •Dancing to SlovCzech Band • Entertainment • FUNdraising games • Czech…

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Czech and Slovak Century 1918-2018

October 27 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 6:00 pm
St Wenceslaus Church and Parish Activity Center, 215 Main Street E
New Prague, MN 56071 United States
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Czech Country Minnesota, comprising the cities of Lonsdale, Montgomery, Veseli, and New Prague, invite you to join us October 27 and 28, 2018, as we commemorate 100 years since the formation of Czechoslovakia, 50 years since the Prague Spring reform movement, and 25 years since the formation of the independent countries of  Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Saturday will feature area cemetery tours and church tours, with Czech flags marking the burial plots of our early immigrants.  The Montgomery Arts…

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Kenwood Symphany Orchestra

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ives Auditorium, 11411 Masonic Home Drive
Bloomington, MN 55437 United States
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KSO together with the Timo Foundation presents: Centennial Celebration of the First Czechoslovak Republic! Featuring a multimedia presentation and performance of Psalm and Sub-Carpathian Land (1938) by Eugen Suchon. Yuri Ivan, conductor Saturday, October 27, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. Ives Auditorium, 11411 Masonic Home  Drive, Bloomington, MN  55437 Learn more at kenwoodsymphonyorchestra.org

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November 2018

Slovak Embassy, Book Talk: The Emperor and the Peasant

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Embassy of Slovakia, 3523 International Ct NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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The Emperor and the Peasant: Two Men at the Start of the Great War and the End of the Habsburg Empire, by Kenneth Janda, is about World War I and Slovak and Czech emigration to the United States. This history, presented in alternating chapters as two intertwined narratives, juxtaposes the experiences of Emperor Franz Josef and Samuel Mozolák--a Slovak peasant and grandfather of the author's wife.  Mozolák emigrated to New York, started a family, returned to Slovakia, and died on the Eastern Front. The…

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Northwestern University Book Talk: The Emperor and the Peasant

November 14 @ 6:00 pm
$20

The Emperor and the Peasant: Two Men at the Start of the Great War and the End of the Habsburg Empire, by Kenneth Janda, is about World War I and Slovak and Czech emigration to the United States. This history, presented in alternating chapters as two intertwined narratives, juxtaposes the experiences of Emperor Franz Josef and Samuel Mozolák--a Slovak peasant and grandfather of the author's wife.  Mozolák emigrated to New York, started a family, returned to Slovakia, and died on the Eastern Front. The…

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Torchlight Parade and Fireworks

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Czech First/Main Street Montgomery, First/Main Street
Montgomery, MN 56069 United States
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Montgomery is once again getting in its festive spirit for the holidays!  Here is the 26th Annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Program, which will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018.  The parade will take place along 1st Street in Historic Czech Downtown Montgomery starting at 6:30 p.m.  The fireworks display will be on the south end of 1st Street South.  This year the Torchlight Parade & Fireworks committee also has a collectible souvenir button available.   For those who make a free…

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December 2018

Hometown Holidays

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Prague Park Ballroom, 300 Lexington Avenue South
New Prague, MN
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Free

A fun-filled day for the entire family! Choose from hand-crafted vendors, demonstrators, Kids Corner, entertainment, food.....

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