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Rising Above: The Story of the National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library

Rising Above: The Story of the National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library

This is a powerful story about the immigrant experience, a city with strong roots in the Czech and Slovak traditions, a people and a culture who have persevered, a community proud of its heritage, and a museum that was literally lifted out of the devastating flood of 2008 into a stronger existence and presence not only within Cedar Rapids and the United States, but also internationally. [27 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: This is a powerful story about the immigrant experience, a city with strong roots in the Czech and Slovak traditions, a people and a culture who have persevered, a community proud of its heritage, and a museum that was literally lifted out of the devastating flood of 2008 into a stronger existence and presence not only within Cedar Rapids and the United States, but also internationally.

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