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TEXAS CZECHS: Rooted In Tradition

Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition is a multimedia exhibition that celebrates the prevailing traditions of the Texas Czech community and is on display at La Retama Central Library in Corpus Christi, TX. Open Tues-Sat, for location directions and hours visit http://bit.ly/2byqpmq or call 361-826-7055.

Czech culture has played an instrumental role in shaping the iconic Texas landscape and its sights, sounds, and tastes can still be found throughout Texas on any given day. Like many immigrant groups, Czechs brought dance, food, language, music, and other cultural traditions with them. The Texas Czech community maintains and passes on its sense of identity by continuing to practice those traditions and creating some particular to Texas Czechs.  

Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition captures this activity — presenting a contemporary picture of the diversity and richness of Texas Czech culture today. It includes photographs, artifacts, and documentary films and currently on display at La Retama Central Library in Corpus Christi, TX through February 2017.

Since October 2014, the exhibition has been hosted at the following venues:

  • Museum of the Coastal Bend, Victoria
  • Czech Center Museum Houston
  • Lavaca Historical Museum, Hallettsville
  • Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio
  • Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Library, Temple
  • State Capitol Visitors Center, Austin



Traditional Rosettes.

posted on 8/21/2016