National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Basic Information

Address: 1400 Inspiration Place SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone Number: 319-362-8500 ext 200
Director: Director of Volunteer Services- Michelle Simoneau

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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

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Additional Information

Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Community of all ages
Ages for Volunteer: 16+
Days of Service: Monday-Sunday Opportunities
Mission Statement:

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) preserves, presents, and transcends unique stories of Czech and Slovak history and culture through innovative experiences and active engagement to reach cross-cultural audiences locally, nationally, and internationally.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

NCSML is an innovative leader in lifelong learning, community building, and cultural connections. We encourage self-discovery for all ages so that the stories of freedom, identity, family, and community will live on for future generations.

Additional Information:

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is dedicated to achieving its mission with the highest quality and integrity, guided by the following values and principles:

  • We believe engagement in history and culture informs and empowers a free civil society.
  • We recognize ancestral heritage is important to people in defining their place in history and the world.
  • We honor those who immigrated to America and contributed their hard work, skill and vision to the formation of our nation.
  • We embrace life-long learning.
  • We commit to the ethical interpretation and presentation of factually correct and well-balanced views in exhibits and programming.
  • We respect the people of the Czech and Slovak Republics who struggled for national identity.
  • We aspire to the highest museum and library standards in our care of collections and operations.
  • We resolve to effectively use resources with integrity and accountability.