Czech and Slovak Heritage

Our Heritage where to find out more, Museums, Library's and groups.

Museums, Library's and places for more information & further research:

The big three Museums, and genealogical library:

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
Cedar Rapids Iowa

This facility has the largest collection of items, and the most folk costumes. A growing library where most books are in the Czech language, not a major genealogical resource. This is the national Museum, professionally staffed and run, now focusing on major traveling and temporary exhibits, a must visit if anywhere near Iowa.
Czech and Slovak
Museum & Library
Czechoslovak Museum, CSA life
Chicago ILL.

Has a very nice collection of items, professionally displayed, including a large number of folk costumes. A extensive library in the Czech language, a major great genealogical resource for people who belonged to the earliest ethnic Czech fraternal organizations.
(C.S.P.S. lodges etc) A must stop when in Chicago !
CSA life
SPJST - The Slavonic Benevolent order of the State of Texas, Temple TX
Has a comprehensive Museum, filled with many artifacts. A library with many Czech language books, with an extensive collection of genealogical materials including lodge records for this Texas Czech fraternal organization. Their museum and library holdings focus on Texas, but its all well worth a stop when in the area.
CGSI-CzechoSlovak Genealogical Society International
(Library only - focusing on family history, not a museum)
The society has the largest collection of genealogical items for Czechs and Slovaks in North America. Many maps, family histories, history and language books, they have a fair amount of books in English.

Two more LARGE projects in progress right now :

Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, La Grange, Texas

Texas Czech Heritage

Czech Cultural Center , Houston TX

Czech Cultural Center

Other Museums and places of interest :

Sculpture park and Museum of a famous Czech artist, in Orlando, Florida.
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens - Winter Park, Florida

Polasek Museum

Famous Brothers Wood Carvers - wonderful clocks etc. Bily Clocks Museum - Spillville, Iowa

Famous Brothers

Local area Czech museum
Czech Memorial Museum - Jennings, Kansas

Czech Memorial Museum

Local area Czech museum

Louisiana Czech Heritage Museum

All about the Moravian Brethren religious sect, originally from Moravia, Czech Republic.
Moravian Museum of Bethlehem - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Moravian Bretheren

A Museum, filled with many artifacts, and Slovak language books, in Orlando, Florida.
Slovak Cultural Center Museum and Library, The Slovak Garden - Winter Park, Florida

Slovak Garden

A Slovak fraternal organization, with a Museum and Archives in Independence, Ohio.

First Catholic Slovak Union

Local area Czech museum Wilber Czech Museum - Wilber, Nebraska and another in Clarkson Nebraska.

Wilber Czech Museum

plus those without web sites:

House of the Czech and Slovak Republics, Balboa Park - San Diego Calif.
a cottage filled with Czech and Slovak artifacts. New link ---

Oklahoma local Czech heritage museum in Prague or Yukon OK ???

Private Czech glassware museum in Kansas City MO.

Plus other planned projects :

Local Czech area museum in Haugen, Wisconsin

Local Slovak area museum in Cudahy, Wisconsin

Please let us know about any other projects in the works.

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