The Czech Heritage Club has no physical boundaries. It is open to anyone who is interested
in preserving and promoting Czech culture; no matter his or her heritage or where they live.

Our organization originated in April 2002 as an outgrowth of the Czech Language and
Culture classes. Marian Topic taught these classes in the New Prague community. Since that time, the group has grown from a social club, to an organization involved in its community.

In 2007 by-laws were developed.
The Club is a 501C-3 organization (Incorporated in 2016) with members
actively promoting Czech heritage through different events.
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We now have a Facebook Page!
Please go to Facebook and click on "Join Group" to get updates about Czech Happenings





2020 exciting news
The Czech Heritage Club has been awarded the following grants:
- The Czech Republic sent funding for our monthly programs
- MVEC awarded us $500 to help with the cookbook reprinting
- Club member John Chromy has written
A Lay person's guide to the History of the Bohemian/Czech people
click here to download or read it
- We are based out of New Prague and their Historical Society has a new web site

We received a donation of several pieces of Kroj from various places in Bohemia.
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

Thank you Mary
 




 - New items for sale:
Window Stickers
Jak se máš? 2x9 inches  $4
Czech Flag 3x4 inches    $5
Czech Flag Pin
1 x 3/4 inch $5

Download order form here

 
     


Meet Lucas Janicek, the Czech exchange student at New Prague High School for 2021. His host parents here are Jessica and Jeremy Dohm. His home town is Rokycany, Czech Republic which is ten miles from Pilson. He was our dinner guest May 11 at Fishtale Grill where we all had pork, dumplings, kraut and vomacka.





 2021 Club Meetings:
(May - December)
7 pm usually on the second Tuesday or Wednesday night
Watch the New Prague/Montgomery/Lonsdale newspapers for updates and details
Everyone is welcome to attend!
We are always looking for new members
Is there is an area of Czech culture you might be interested in?
Please let us know and will try to schedule a speaker

 

 2021 Annual Meeting
was held at at Giesenbrau Bier Co 1306 1st Street NW, New Prague
He made a special beer just for us in the Czech style!
Sunday May 23

 



 Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 7:00 p.m
at the Rustic Farmer, 209 First Street S, Montgomery.

The Czech Heritage Club will host a potato dumpling-making demonstration for our June meeting.

The demonstration will be presented by Carol Kotasek, making dumplings the traditional way - with our hands. All ingredients will be provided and individually bagged. Participants are asked to please bring a 6 qt. or larger bowl,plastic gloves if desired, and a kitchen towel.

All Czech Heritage Club members and the general
public are invited to attend. The event is free of charge.

Three of the Miss Czech-Slovak MN royalty will help Carol with the dumpling-making.
They willpeel, boil, mash, measure, and bag ingredients in the afternoon and then help out with the demo in the evening.

Please join us!


July 8th - Sept 4th exhibit at the Arts & Heritage Center in Montgomery

July 13th - 7PM Meeting at the Arts & Heritage Center to view the exhibit
A Kaleidoscope of Czech Heritage

August 11 (Wednesday) - Czech Bingo or Card Games - Location TBD
7PM

September 7th - Annual Pot Luck Picnic with Wenceslaus presentation

October - Tour of Most Holy Trinity Church in Veseli
with social after at Brewster's

November -
TBD - Czech Music by Jerry Minar and Gary Pikal


December TBD - Annual Christmas party

 

2021 Events:
We will wait and see what develops, but if possible will have a booth
at these events (if they are held)

May 20th - Spring into Lonsdale street Fair 5-8 PM
Kolache and Zelnicky for sale!

July - We will have a booth at the Rice County Fair , Faribault


July 10 - Faribault Internationsl Festival - in the park

July 25th - We will have a booth at Kolacky Days, Montgomery -

July - Scott County Fair, Jordan

July 8 - September 4th "A Kaleidoscope of Czech Heritage"
Exhibit at the Arts and Heritage Center in Montgomery
Many thanks to MVEC Operation Roundup
for a grant to cover our expenses for this exhibit

August 3-8 - We will have a booth at the Pope County Fair , Glenwood

August 5th - We will have a booth at Czech Out New Prague

August 14th - We will have a booth at Lonsdale Community Days , Lonsdale
August - We will have a booth at the Le Sueur County Fair , Le Center

September 17-18th - We will have a booth at Dozinky Days, New Prague



 September 18-20, 2020

 

 Was a virtual celebration
See the New Prague Chamber web site for details

 The Czech Heritage Club is a sponsor of this event and will be participating in the house decorating contest.
We tied for first place!

And we were tied for the winner!

Thanks to our members for all there hard work in setting up the display
 

     




2019 Dozinky Parade

Check the calendar section for other yearly events


Czech Heritage Club

  Our Mission

* Preserve Czech culture in our communities
* Educate the public about our culture
* Adopt customs not currently in use in our area
* Support other communities in their efforts of preservation and education.
* Instill pride in our heritage

 

We are always looking for members and volunteers to help with our various events
 


 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...
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Thank you to our Supporting Members:
Jean & Edward Keogh
George Mikiska
Mary Jane Miller
Jerre Richter
Fred Simon
Tom Kajer
Arts & Heritage Center - Montgomery

Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery Chamber of Commerce
Kolacky Days - Montgomery Area Community Club

Thank you to our Gold Supporting Members:
Tom Chromy
John Chromy
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




Fund Raising Opportunity

Support The Czech Heritage Club every time you buy something from Amazon.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations you select.

The Czech Heritage Club has registered so all you have to do is shop! It is important to remember that you cannot go to Amazon.com as you have in the past - you must go to smile.amazon.com.

How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer's selected charitable organization.
So next time you shop, please support The Czech Heritage Club




Contact us by email - info @ czechheritageclub.com
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