The Czech Heritage Club has no physical boundaries. It is open to anyone who is interested
in preserving and promoting Czech culture; no matter his or her heritage or where they live.

Our organization originated in April 2002 as an outgrowth of the Czech Language and
Culture classes. Marian Topic taught these classes in the New Prague community. Since that time, the group has grown from a social club, to an organization involved in its community.

In 2007 by-laws were developed.
The Club is a 501C-3 organization (Incorporated in 2016) with members
actively promoting Czech heritage thru different events.
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Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11th at St. Anthony Main Theater

Al Milgrom's film, Singin' in the Grain: a Minnesota Czech Story

After years of chatter and anticipation, it is with great honor and appreciation that we announce this movie. In case you missed the recent hype, Al's film premiered (and sold out) at the MSP Independent Film Society earlier this month. Production began more than 40 years ago and it celebrates long-standing Czech culture and its heritage here in our area. You will spot many familiar faces and unlock faint memories of our small town's past as you watch this 110 minute film. You will no doubt agree that it is cited as a "historic treasure."

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online by following this link and at the door


 Sunday May 19th
Czech Pork, Dumpling and Kraut dinner
Was a success!

Volunteer servers are ready for the diners to arrive


 2019 Meetings and Events:
(March - December)
7 pm usually on the second Tuesday or Wednesday night
Watch the New Prague/Montgomery/Lonsdale newspapers for updates and details
Everyone is welcome to attend!
We are always looking for new members
Is there is an area of Czech culture you might be interested in?
Please let us know and will try to schedule a speaker

March 12th - Dumpling Make and Take Demo - New Prague Library

We had 24 people making dumplings - Thank you to Hannah!

April 23 Tuesday - Annual Meeting - New Prague City Hall
join us for vomacka, zelinky and door prises

May 14th - Kolacky Demo-
Marion Skluzacek and her three grand-daughters

Thank you Marion - they tasted great!

May 19th - Pork, dumpling and kraut dinner

June 11th - Kroje Presentation - New Prague City Hall
July 9th - Doris Coghill - Czech Travelog - New Prague City Hall
August 21st - Annual Picnic
September - no meeting - Join us at Dozinky Days
October 8th - TBD
November 12th - TBD
December - Annual Christmas Party

OTHER EVENTS


Saturday, June 8th we welcome
Jaroslav Kantrek, the newly appointed Consul General of the Czech Republic/Chicago,
and Jakub Šmíd, the Czech film Director from Prague here for the screening of his film at Czech That Film festival.

They will attend the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International's quarterly meeting and then go to C.S.P.S. Sokol Hall for a Minnesota-style potluck lunch to meet members of the Czech and Slovak organizations, mayors and friends from our Czech Country cities, Minnesota Pageant Royalty and Junior Ambassadors, and all others who have Czech and Slovak interests.

You are invited to share in a potluck lunch by bringing an appetizer, hot dish, salad, or dessert. Thank you.
If you are able to bring food, please arrive by 11:30 a.m.

There will be name tags for everyone to wear while at C.S.P.S. Sokol Hall.

You are especially invited and highly encouraged to attend Director Jakub Šmíd's film Short Cut (Na krátko). 7 p.m. screening
at the Minneapolis St. Paul Film Society, St. Anthony Main Theatre, 125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis 55414.
Q&A with the Director follows the screening.
Please contact the
Film Society to get your tickets
To get Partner Rate tickets for $8, use the Promo Code:CzechThat19

Following the screening/Q&A, there will be a reception next door to the movie theatre lobby.


Check the calendar section for other yearly events



Active membership dues are:
$15 per person per year
$25 per couple per year
$25 Supporting Member
$40 Individual and supporting Membership
$50 Family and supporting Membership
Mail check made out to "Czech Heritage Club" to

Czech Heritage Club
PO Box 163
New Prague, MN 56071


Our short business meetings include a program, and social time with refreshments. Some of the programs we have presented are:

Czech movies, Czech kroj (costumes), Czech music and composers, Czech crystal, glass and porcelain, literature by Czech authors, Easter customs, display of wood carving, genealogy, harvest time, springtime maple syrup, sing-a-long by New Prague Czech singers, Czech bead factories, History of Veseli, MN, Polk-Of-A, History of the Concertina, Post cards from the past and much more...

 Highlights from our 2018 meetings

 
Speaker - Heather Vikla
Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota and
Miss Czech Slovak US second runnerup at the national competition in Wilbur, Nebraska
 
Monthly meeting at the New Prague City Hall

 
December Christmas Party at Pizza Ranch

 
Monthly meeting at the Montgomery Library


 Our Mission

* Preserve Czech culture in our communities
* Educate the public about our culture
* Adopt customs not currently in use in our area
* Support other communities in their efforts of preservation and education.
* Instill pride in our heritage

 

We are always looking for members and volunteers to help with our various events
 




Current Czech Heritage Club Officers & Board Positions

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We are into the third printing
" A Taste of Czech Tradition"
Get your copy now of this popular cookbook
They will be available at our yearly events listed below or click on the link above for other locations or mail order
Our cookbook has just been featured on Tresbohemes.com
A blog about everything Bohemian
This page features our cookbook


We will have a booth at these local yearly events:

 Czech Heritage Village
During the annual Dožinky® Festival
September 21, 2019

 

We will also have a booth at these 2019 local events - Please stop by and say hello

Saturday July 27th Montgomery Kolacky Day in the Park 9:00am to 4pm

Thursday August 1st Czech Out New Prague at Memorial Park 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday August 10th Lonsdale Community Day Main Street 9:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday September 21st Dozinky Czech Heritage Village Tupy Insurance Parking Lot 10:00am to 5:00pm



Check the calendar section for other yearly events

Fund Raising Opportunity

Support The Czech Heritage Club every time you buy something from Amazon.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations you select.

The Czech Heritage Club has registered so all you have to do is shop! It is important to remember that you cannot go to Amazon.com as you have in the past - you must go to smile.amazon.com.

How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer's selected charitable organization.
So next time you shop, please support The Czech Heritage Club

 Now Available!
Saint Wenceslaus Cemetery and Czech National Cemetery Cemetery Inventory for New Prague, MN
Published by Czechoslovak Genealogical Society in 2002
$12 plus shipping
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Contact us by email - info @ czechheritageclub.com
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