January 21 - February 27, 2016 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Pilsen Hall
CCMH is honored to present an exclusive exhibit of The History of the United Nations, including Czechoslovakian involvement during the foundational years of the United Nations (1948 - 1968), which can be seen through February 27, 2016 in Pilsen Hall.
The exhibition Dr. Slavo Michalek, Director, HIstory of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic, Bratislava, organized was inaugurated in October 2015 in Bratislava, Slovakia by the Secretary General of UN, and attended by over 150 governmental officials and diplomats. The Secretary General proudly declared this exhibition to be "the only exhibition of its kind in the world, an excellent historical record and a great contribution to the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations."
Presented with PolkaWorks, a non-profit organization whose mission is to highlight cultural traditions through multimedia projects designed to educate and inspire, the exhibition Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition demonstrates how Czech culture has played an instrumental role in shaping the iconic Texas landscape. Czech immigrants brought with them dance, food, music, language and other cultural traditions, and the Texas Czech community maintains and passes on its sense of identity by continuing to practice those traditions and by creating some particular to Texas Czechs. This exhibit uses photos, text and short films to speak to a wide audience about the sights, sounds, tastes, language and history of a rich culture that has united Texas communities for generations.
This traveling exhibition will be on display in Pilsen Hall on CCMH's third floor from January 26 - April 25, 2015.
Admission is free with museum entry: $6 for adults, $3 for children 6 & under, and free for CCMH Members.
Opening Reception: January 24, 2015, 6-8pm. Free; RSVP required to attend.
Conversation with Author Theresa Parker and Mark Hiebert
Many thanks to our generous sponsors who made this exhibition possible!
This program was made possible
|SPJST Lodge 88 Houston|
The Czech Heritage Society of Texas - Harris County Chapter, Grace and Bill England, Daniel and Suzanne Kubin, Effie and Bill Rosene, Brian and Joan Vanicek, Emil and Connie Stavinoha.