Art+Seek Talks with Lori Najvar

In 2014, producers Jeffrey Brown and Loretta Cooper came together with producer and director Lori Najvar to tell the story of Moody Anderson and his antique collection, which happened to quite literally be the size of a town called The Grove. "The Grove, Texas" explores how Moody developed his town...   read full post »

posted on 11/10/2015

   

Mini-Czech Fest at Institute of Texan Cultures

The Mini-Czech Fest on July 12 in San Antonio (held in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition) attracted nearly 600 attendees. Dance lessons, kroj (costumes), food games, and language exploration were enjoyed by multi-generational families. A big thanks to Sharon...   read full post »

posted on 7/27/2015

   

ACCORDing to Chris Presentation

Chris Rybak presented an entertaining and informative accordion program at the Lavaca Historical Museum, Thursday, May 7. Residents of Hallettsville, Shiner, San Marcos, Sublime, Vieanna, and Wied. enjoyed learning about the variety of accordion models and sounds that Chris has played throughout his...   read full post »

posted on 5/9/2015

   

Czech Food To Go

PolkaWorks hosted a well-attended panel discussion (lead by Dawn Orsak) highlighting influences on Czech immigrant cooking (and that of their descendants). Panelists and audience members shared a lively hour discussing what Czechs in Texas think of as "traditional." Panelists included Colombian Cze...   read full post »

posted on 3/18/2015

   

Polka Music Presentation and Concert

An informative presentation by writer Theresa Parker and photographer Mark Heibert, along with a delightful polka concert by Lanier Middle School Polka Band, set the beat for polka music enthusiasts. "Jimmy Brosch Remembers Twenty Legendary Texas Czech Polka Bands" book is a fine example of document...   read full post »

posted on 2/24/2015

   

Exhibition Launch at Czech Center Museum Houston is a Grand Success!

The opening at the Czech Center Musuem Houston was a huge sucess. Thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support. We especially want to extend our thanks to Saint Arnold Brewing Company and The Kolache Factory for providing savory treats and libations for the event, as well at SPJST Lod...   read full post »

posted on 2/6/2015

   

TEXAS CZECHS Exhibition at the Czech Center Museum Houston

We are pleased to announce Texas Czechs: Rooted in Tradition will be on view at the Czech Center Museum Houston, Jan. 25—April 25. The exhibition is made possible in part with major funding from Humanities Texas, KJT-Catholic Union of Texas, KJZT-Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas, and indivi...   read full post »

posted on 1/19/2015

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