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A Complimentary Event: The Centennial Festival - October 28th, 2018

  • Czech Center Museum Houston 4920 San Jacinto Street Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)

We would like to invite you personally to join us on Sunday October 28, 2018 at 1:00pm to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia’s Founding, here at the Czech Center Museum Houston. We will celebrate in fabulous 1920’s fashion, so come dressed in your best flapper outfit, enjoy some fine Czech wine and learn about how Czechoslovakia became a country!  All with no admission fee!

 

We will be joined by special guest, NASA Astronaut Andrew Feustel, who has recently returned to Houston after spending six months in space!

 

We will kick off the Celebration at 1:00 pm with a complimentary Czech Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres. The wine will be provided by the R. Jelínek Company. We will also have live music, Czech trivia, an exhibit about Czech-Texans and a 20’s costume contest. Around 2:00 pm there will be a presentation on the Foundation of Czechoslovakia followed by a few words from our special guest Andrew Feustel.

  

Celebrate a Centennial of history in an 1920s ambiance.

Go back in time and learn about the beginnings of the Czech & Slovak nation.

Oktober Festival Day Three: Oct. 28, 2018

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Description:

On October 28th, 1918, Czechoslovakia became its own country. We will be celebrating this glorious day exactly one hundred years later in our closing event of our month- long celebration. We want to commemorate the beginning years of this young country that made it a cultural playground and a thriving economical enterprise.

In the 1920’s, the years between WWI and WWII, Czechoslovakia took advantage of its new status as a free state. The people were able to express themselves without censorship and create an identity all their own. To honor their newfound independence, our party on the last day will be a 1920’s themed affair of Eastern European history coupled with bustling entertainment.

We encourage the public to come dressed in their version of 1920’s attire. Our fun-filled afternoon will begin at 1 PM and includes a full schedule of musical entertainment, delicious Czech wine, and some Czech related activities. We will treat our guests to a fashion show of different traditional Czech clothing called the Kroj. Also, we’ll see how well the public knows their American Wine from their Czech alcohol.

The last day of celebration will be the true honoring of Czech and Slovak independence that changed the face of history forever. We invite people of all ages and backgrounds to come help us celebrate these vibrant Eastern European cultures in one of the most diverse cities in America.

 

Schedule:

1:00 PM- Doors open to public

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM- Presentation of Exhibit about Czech History in Texas

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM- Taroky Game Station

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM- Historical Lecture on Czechoslovakia Independence 

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM- Welcome Speech given by NASA Andrew Feustel

  Event includes:

·         Live music 

·         Hors d’oeuvres

·         1920’s Attire Competition

·       Wine Tasting

·         Czech Trivia Games

Taroky Game Station

 This project is paid for in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

This project is paid for in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.