He's Everything happy in the world with a smile on his face.
He's everything fine in the world with a song in his heart.
His is hope with a laugh on his lips.
He's tomorrow with a twinkle in his eye.
His is quick to forgive.
His eyes dance at the sight of a pretty girl.
His feet tap to pretty tunes.
His heart sobs at sorrow.
Yes, His is Czech!
A Czech carries a bit of his homeland with him wherever he goes - wherever he stands that bit of ground is a little bit of Czechoslovakia.
He has filtered out from his homeland and carried the secret of happy laughter the length and breadth of the world.
He has fought other peoples wars, tamed other peoples seas.
But wherever he has settled, he incoclated his neighbors with his quick laugh and happy heart and his spirit with a fine capacity of enjoying life.
And he gave us this special holiday.
We are here today, yes, soon your neighbors and friends will borrow a bit of the Czechoslovakian zest and spirit and become a little Czech too.
Soon you can see there is a little bit of Czechoslovakian in all of us today.
Taken from the Fraternal Herald
She is also sending a collection of postcards depicting Bohemian costumes. Both will be used in the display we are planning for 2021 at the Montgomery Arts and Heritage Center
MINNESOTAS BIG WOODS MUSICIANS: A Narrative on the Rich Tradition of Music in the Culture and Life of the People Who Emigrated from South Bohemia to the Communities in and Around NewPrague, Minnesota
This book, researched and authored by Czech Heritage Club member Sr. Anita Smisek, OP with narrative assistance from John Chromy (also a member) tells the amazing story of how the immigrants that came from the farming villages and towns of southern Bohemia brought
with them their love of music, and how the playing and singing music made bearable the hard work of clearing trees, building homes and creating farms in the Big Woods of south central Minnesota in the late 19th century
Click here for a longer description of the book.
January Book Signing
January 17th - Monday at the New Prague Library, 6 - 9 p.m.
January 18th - Tuesday at the Montgomery Library, 2 - 5 p.m.
January 19th Wednesday at the Lonsdale Library, 1 - 3 p.m.
Meet the authors and have your book signed
Stay and visit and enjoy some company and Czech Pastry
Jak se má? 2x9 inches $4
Czech Flag 3x4 inches $5
Czech Flag Pin 1 x 3/4 inch $5
Download order form here
Active membership dues are:
$15 individual per year / $40 Individual and supporting membership
$65 Individual and Gold supporting membership
$25 Family per year / $50 Family and supporting membership
$75 Family and Gold supporting membership
$25 Supporting Member / $50 Gold supporting membership
Note: Supporting members can choose to be listed on our web site
Fill out form and mail with your check to
Czech Heritage Club
PO Box 163
New Prague, MN 56071
Our short business meetings include a program, and social time with refreshments. Some of the programs we have presented are:
Czech movies, Czech kroj (costumes), Czech music and composers, Czech crystal, glass and porcelain, literature by Czech authors, Easter customs, display of wood carving, genealogy, harvest time, springtime maple syrup, sing-a-long by New Prague Czech singers, Czech bead factories, History of Veseli, MN, Polk-Of-A, History of the Concertina, Post cards from the past and much more...
Thank you to our Supporting Members:
Jean & Edward Keogh
Mary Jane Miller
Arts & Heritage Center - Montgomery
Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery Chamber of Commerce
Kolacky Days - Montgomery Area Community Club
Marit Lee Kucera - Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic for MN, IA, ND and SD
Dr. Jeremy Tupy
Bob & Mary Vanasek
Mary Lynn Gross
Current Czech Heritage Club Officers & Board Positions
We are into the fifth printing - Many thanks to MVEC Operation Roundup
for a grant for this reprinting
" A Taste of Czech Tradition"
Get your copy now of this popular cookbook by mail
They will also be available at our yearly events listed above
or at these local stores
Humble Pie New Prague
Lau's Bakery New Prague
Franke's Bakery Montgomery
Lonsdale Chamber Lonsdale
Arts and Heritage Center Montgomery
Our cookbook has just been featured on Tresbohemes.com
A blog about everything Bohemian
This page features our cookbook
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