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Slovak Easter eggs

Artist: Regina Lipovska, Slovakia

Slovak decorated Easter eggs.

Slovak folk majolica is still considered a synonym of Slovak ceramics. Its history began in 1883, when the Ceramic-Industrial School, the predecessor of Slovak folk majolica, was founded in Modra.

In 1911, the workshop began working as a participating company “Clay tableware workshop, folk industry, account. spol “. Representatives of important ceramic families, as well as new ceramicists such as Heřman Landsfeld and Ján Ludvig, worked in the production and developed a new sample card for the workshop. The sample book absorbed the ornamentation of several West Slovak pitcher workshops.

In 1922, the workshop adopted the new name “Slovak ceramics”. Under this name, it has gained popularity throughout Europe and at world exhibitions. A new stage in existence and production began to be written after 1952, when the workshop passed under the association of cooperatives and adopted the name Slovak Folk Majolica.

Slovak folk majolica has maintained folk art traditions in Slovakia for more than 130 years, making it one of the oldest producers in Sasha. The current products of the Slovak Folk Majolica try to approach the modern processing of ceramics by using historical sample books and traditional production methods, which are time-consuming.

Slovak Folk Majolica is also a holder of a certificate of health safety of the materials used, so it is not a problem to use all products at home or as decorative jewelry. Modranská majolica was inscribed in the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of Slovakia in November 2017.

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Leaving Czechoslovakia

The ways people left communist Czechoslovakia during the Cold War.

The traveling exhibit is now on loan from the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids at the Czech and Slovak Ed. Center and Cultural Museum in Omaha, NE. Check it out this weekend Feb. 5th & 6th at the museum.

This unique event runs through Feb. 27 on Saturdays and Sundays during the museum open hours.

Traveling Exhibit at the Czech and Slovak Ed. Center and Cultural Museum https://ncsml.org/

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids conducted nearly 300 oral history interviews through its landmark project Recording Voices & Documenting Memories of Czech & Slovak Americans. The project was an effort to collect and preserve the stories of 20th-century immigrants who fled Communist Czechoslovakia. No one could have anticipated the personal drama conveyed in these stories. Leaving Czechoslovakia brings this oral history project to life presenting the stories of these émigrés in their own words. This is a traveling exhibit on loan from NCSML.

Event link

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Happy new year 2022

Stastny novy rok 2022

On behalf of the Czech and Slovak Ed. Center and Museum, I would like to wish everyone a productive and healthy new year 2022.

We will continue to bring you news and events as they appear from both the Czech and Slovak communities living here in the USA, and from the old country.

If you have a news item, please submit it here in the comment section or on our Facebook page.

Before making any purchases from the museum gift store, contact the museum director Colleen Kurmel at 1-402-686-9837 to calculate the shipping costs for your products.

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Happy St. Nick’s Day from Prague

Today is St. Nick’s Day according to the Czech calendar. St. Nick with the “cert” heads out into the streets and the households to find out if the kids have been good or bad.

In the rare case scenario of having been bad, the kids get coal from the “cert.” If they’ve been good, they get candy. The “certs” were sometimes really scary, and the little ones cried.

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Happy holiday season 2021

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I would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season 2021. To me, it’s a special time of the year to be cherished as we make our preparations for Christmas while remembering our loved ones.

I always get homesick around the first Sunday of Advent, when I realize that the season is upon us, as the altar boys light the first purple candle on the wreath at the church.

It reminds me that this busy season is not just about shopping and holiday parties, but it’s a time to spend with the family. That’s why I decided to bake this year with our granddaughter Josephine Palova. Other than traditional Czech Christmas cookies, we will make the famous Czech dessert called “rakvicka.”

Mom Ella got me the molds and the recipe for this mouth-watering dessert filled with whipped cream. If you are interested email us, and I will share it in my holiday series blog posts.

Mom also made kolache for us for Thanksgiving that I usually freeze, and put them on the Christmas Eve table.

Tidbits from Czech Republic

Lighting of the lamps on Charles Bridge

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If you are as nostalgic as I am browse through the museum’s Christmas selection and buy yourself or a friend a Czech gift that will benefit the museum, and your spirit as well.

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Little Mole Christmas puzzle

This Czech classic is a 40-piece puzzle.

$14.99

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The museum needs a new sign

The Czech and Slovak Ed. Center and Cultural Museum needs a new exterior sign! Would you please consider donating towards our new exterior sign to make our museum visible and inviting from the street?

The Czech & Slovak Educational Center and Cultural Museum had to move to a new location in the spring of 2020. To meet the guidelines set by the landlord the museum cannot use the previous exterior sign and has to purchase a new one.

The Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has been very kind in providing a very significant grant for this purpose. However, the museum needs to come up with the rest before the end of this year in order to keep the grant.

Czech Coat of Arms

The Czech & Slovak Educational Center and Cultural Museum is a non-profit museum run by volunteers, and funded through donations and proceeds of the museum gift store. The museum’s mission is to preserve and share Czech and Slovak heritage and culture in Eastern Nebraska.

To make a donation, please go to:gofundme.com/f/our-museum-needs-new-exterior-signYou can also send your donation to mailing address: Czech and Slovak Museum, 8106 S 84th St, La Vista, NE 68128.Any donation will help reach the fundraising goal! Thank you in advance for your contribution to this very important cause for the museum.

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The story of Sokol traveling exhibit

Visit the Czech and Slovak Ed. Center and Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

The brand new traveling exhibit “Twists and Turns: The story of Sokol” from the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is now on display through Oct. 14.

Browse through the museums permanent exhibits and merchandise rooms to pick up a souvenir or a gift.

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