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Museum dedication, October 21, 1996
President Bill Clinton, Czech President Vaclav Havel and Slovak President Michal Kovac dedicate the Museum, October 21, 1996. Photo: John Johnson

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library

Preserving distinct Cedar Rapids Czech and Slovak traditions, the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, a red-roofed, 22,000-square-foot, European-style building sits on the rocky west bank of the Cedar River, attracting visitors from all over the world. In the year 2000, the museum expects 50,000 visitors. In October 1996, President Clinton, the Czech Republic's Vaclav Havel, and Slovakia's Michal Kovac came to Cedar Rapids to dedicate the museum.

Originally submitted by: James A. Leach, Representative (1st District).



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