We received a donation of several pieces of Kroj from various places in Bohemia.
She is also sending a collection of postcards depicting Bohemian costumes. Both will be used in the display we are planning for 2021 at the Montgomery Arts and Heritage Center

Thank you Mary

A Kaleidoscope of Czech Heritage

A display representing our Czech heritage, history, and culture.


JULY 8 - SEPT 4, 2021
206 - 1st Street N, Montgomery, MN 56069
Click here to see more info about the display

Kolacky Days - Montgomery, 2021

 2021 Annual Meeting
was held at at Giesenbrau Bier Co 1306 1st Street NW, New Prague
He made a special beer just for us in the Czech style!
Sunday May 23

Meet Lucas Janicek, the Czech exchange student at New Prague High School for 2021. His host parents here are Jessica and Jeremy Dohm. His home town is Rokycany, Czech Republic which is ten miles from Pilson. He was our dinner guest May 11 at Fishtale Grill where we all had pork, dumplings, kraut and vomacka.

 September 18-20, 2020


 Was a virtual celebration
See the New Prague Chamber web site for details

 The Czech Heritage Club is a sponsor of this event and will be participating in the house decorating contest.
We tied for first place!

And we were tied for the winner!

Thanks to our members for all there hard work in setting up the display


By John Chromy
Click to download PDF File
   This document was written by member John Chromy and attempts to provide in clear language a readable history of the Czech people--a history that is long (2,000 years) and complicated (religious revolutions, Austrian Empire and German insertions into Bohemia). Summarized into ten pages or so.

2019 Dozinky Parade

Czech Pork, Dumpling and Kraut dinner
Was held Sunday Feb 16th, 2020


We usually have a booth
at these local yearly events:

Please stop by and say hello
We will have Kolacky and other Czech items for sale at most, along with Genealogy info

Pope County Fair - July

Montgomery Kolacky Day - July

Czech Out New Prague at Memorial Park - August

August - Lonsdale Community Day  

September Dozinky Days - Czech Heritage Village Tupy Insurance Parking Lot


2018 Kolachy Days - Montgomery, MN
with 100 Committee





Marit Kucera (Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic for MN, IA, ND, SD), Fred Simon and George Mikiska (both members of the Czech Heritage Club) visited the 7th & 8th Graders at St. Wenceslaus School in New Prague and talked about Czech Heritage and Genealogy. October 24, 2018.

More pictures coming soon

2017 Annual Christmas Party - December Meeting


We visit several festivals during the year to promote our group and spread Czech traditions

Christmas in Czech talk by Marit Lee Kucera

 Czech Consul General visits New Prague
From The New Prague Times - April 2016

Several members of the Czech Heratige Club met with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic. Czech Consul General Borek Lizec’s stopover in town was in preparation of an April 2 visit of the Czech Prime Minister to Minnesota.

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 Greetings to the Czech Prime Minister
From The New Prague Times - April 2016

Members of the Domaci Czech Folk Dancers and the Czech Heritage Junior Royalty greet Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, right, of the Czech Republic at the C.S.P.S. Hall in St. Paul on Saturday, April 2.

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See Full article from the SOKOL April newsletter

More info about SOKOL

 In January 2016, Arnie and Deb Ziskovsky presented Marit Lee Kucera with a decorated egg
commemorating her Honorary Consul Installation on December 5.
Czech-born artist Daniela Mahoney, egg decorator and cultural educator from Portland, Oregon, created the one-of-a-kind design.

 December, 2015
Marit Lee Kucera Installed as Czech Honorary Consul at C.S.P.S. Hall

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 New Prague Community Ed frequently has classes relating to Czech Culture. Read the story from the New Prague Times about the recent kolacky class


Vi Chromy of New Prague, left, Joan Reed of Rosemount, center, and Heather Novak of New Prague work on making various kolacky on Saturday Feb 26 at the New Prague High School. The class was offered through New Prague Community Ed and taught different ways the Czech treat is made. Photo by Patrick Fisher

   Arnie, left, and Deb Ziskovsky receive congratulations from Robert Vanasek, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic. Vanasek presented the Ziskovskys with the Cernin Palace Memorial Bronze Medal and Diploma Wednesday, Jan. 12. The couple received the honor from the Czech Republic for sharing their Czech heritage with others. The presentation was made during the monthly meeting of the New Prague Area Czech Heritage Club. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

This article was in the January 20, 2011 issue of the New Prague Times
by Staff Writer, Patrick Fisher
click here for a full bio of Deb and Arnie

Arnie and Deb Ziskovsky of rural Webster have shared their pride and enthusiasm in their Czech heritage in many ways. Their various actions were recognized the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 12, as Robert Vanasek, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic, presented them the Cernin Palace Memorial Bronze Medal and Diploma at the monthly meeting of the New Prague Area Czech Heritage Club. Also present were members of the couple's family.

Vanasek explained that the honor goes to U.S. citizens of Czech descent. He noted the couple, longtime area residents, were receiving the award for their significant contributions in preserving and promoting relations between the Czech Republic and the United States of America.

Vanasek said he and 10 colleagues around the country nominate people for the honor. While the customary practice is to submit a single nominee, in his nomination, Vanasek wrote, "Because they have been partners in promoting Czech heritage and traditions, it would be extremely difficult to nominate one and not the other."

He sent the letter out in November and was notified just before Christmas that Arnie and Deb would receive the award. Vanasek explained the award goes to a select few, adding as far as he knows only three others were being awarded this year.

One of the many ways the Ziskovskys have shared their heritage is through dance. For 14 years they performed as dance partners with the St. Paul Czech and Slovak Folk Dancers, in 2000 Arnie and Deb started the local Domaci Czech Folk Dancers and since 2007 have been members of the New Prague Czech Singers. They are also experts on traditional Czech costumes, known as Kroje. For the past 13 years, they have been consultants to six Miss Czech/Slovak Minnesota candidates, and this past year the couple organized an exhibit of authentic Kroje in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the state's Miss Czech/Slovak Pageant. They are also members of the Czech Heritage Club and organized a tour on behalf of the club.

"We like to share what we know," said Deb. They became experts in Kroje by putting a lot of time into researching books, translating several of them.

She noted they have had 89 children go through the Domaci Czech Folk Dancers. "It's been great to be able to share a lot of things with the next generation," said Deb. They will also be teaching at a dance camp in Le Center, where they will have 250 young students.

Arnie said they had inspiration from people in the area, who also showed passion for their Czech heritage. He noted it has been an honor to dance for dignitaries such as the Czech Ambassador and presidents.

Vanasek closed by saying, "This award represents all the good work you two have done."

 September 2010
New Prague Ladies Night Out
Humble Pie served Czech Food for the event