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TEXAS CZECHS: Rooted in Tradition

Czech culture has played an instrumental role in shaping the iconic Texas landscape. Its sights, sounds, and tastes can still be found throughout Texas on any given day. Like many immigrants, Texas Czechs brought dance, food, language, music, and other cultural traditions. 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 highlights this activity — presenting a contemporary picture of the diversity and richness of Texas Czech culture today through stories, photographs, artifacts, and films.

Since October 2014, the exhibition has been hosted at the following venues: Museum of the Coastal Bend in Victoria; Lavaca Historical Museum in Hallettsville; UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio; Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Library in Temple; State Capitol Visitor Center in Austin; La Retama Central Library in Corpus Christi; Pioneer Farms in Austin; J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas; Sokol Hall in Dallas and now at the Czech Center Museum Houston.


We'd love for you to view the Texas Czechs First Words movie as native “Tex-Czechs” share their knowledge of their ancestors' language and the specific words that keep their connection to the Czech heritage.