If you've ever peeked into a
kaleidoscope, you discovered a multi-faceted, colorful, beautiful
and fascinating vision. That's why the kaleidoscope became the
perfect metaphor for The Czech Heritage Club's display of A Kaleidoscope
of Czech Heritage.
Those who come to view the exhibit
will discover a multi-faceted vision of Czech life as riveting
as any other culture. Many of the things you expect to see will
be there including costumes, glassware, arts and crafts and foods.
But most exciting perhaps are the things you may not expect to
see. These include such things as mushroom hunting, folk tales,
even an astounding list of fun facts.
Certainly there will be exhibits that
look back in history, but there are others as current as today.
Viewers will meet the ancient Celts who first settled the Czech
lands and many more current folks who have defined what it means
to be Czech. Some exhibits will transport us as far away as the
Czech Republic through traditions and folklore. Still others
will be as local communities of Veseli, Lonsdale, Montgomery
and New Prague.
A series of posters will illustrate
and explain the many facets of Czech culture. And there will
be a treasure trove of artifacts that will provide visual and
tangible examples of Czech life. This will include one display
whose artifacts will offer a nostalgic look at vintage Kolacky
Days in the 1930's and 1940's.
In addition to physical exhibits,
on select dates there may be performances, demonstrations, sessions
with genealogists and other "living" expressions of
Czech heritage. The exhibit is sponsored by The Czech Heritage
Club whose mission is to preserve the past for the future.
Make your plans to view A Kaleidoscope
of Czech Heritage. You will discover a colorful, multi-faceted,
jewel-like image of Czech culture, traditions and people open
to public free of charge.
Perhaps you will discover who you really are.