Honor and Memorial Courtyard

Honor WallWe are now in the fifth phase of the installation of Honor and Memorial Tiles. The first phase was completed in time for the Grand Opening Festivities. The gold inscribed tiles, now numbering 467 in all sizes, are a magnificent tribute to those honored and those honoring their friends or loved ones.


The contributions made to etch these tiles have been a significant factor in our fundraising, along with a major gifts by Keith and Norma Ashmore applied to the construction of the courtyard, and the contribution to underwrite the beautiful "Mary's Gate" by Mrs. Frank Pokluda. The courtyard has been furnished with a Bronze Little Mermaid sculpture fountain, a gift of Marta Latsch. Wrought iron tables and chairs, a gift of Bessie Pekar and family, prove to be a restful area to view the tiles.


A fourth phase was completed in the summer of 2011 with the contributions being applied to the building capital campaign with the paramount need to finish the third floor, which is vitally needed for exhibition space and member services. A fifth phase is now underway, so it is not too late to honor a friend or loved one. Celebrate your contribution to the Czech Center by honoring someone important in your life or your association with this organization. Inscribe your name or your honoree's name on a tile as a lasting and meaningful memento of thoughtfulness and support of the mission to provide a unique new site to celebrate the culture, language, scholarship and the arts of Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia and Silesia.


Courtyard Gate - Mary's GateThe tile sizes and contribution levels are as follows:


  • 4" x 12" - $250
  • 6" x 12" - $500
  • 8" x 12" - $750
  • 12" x 12" - $1,000
  • 12" x 12" - $5,000 (framed in gold leaf)
  • 12" x 12" - $10,000 (framed in gold leaf; includes Club 200 membership)


Prospective purchasers may:



The form indicates the number of letters that may be used for each denomination tile. If you need assistance with the form, please call 713-528-2060.