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  • Chicagoland Czech-American Community Center - serves as a Czech cultural, educational and business center for the Chicagoland Area
  • Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center - A Texas-based multi-functional facility, that preserves and promotes the history, language, culture, and heritage of Texans of Czech ethnicity who trace their ancestry to the Czechs who immigrated from the present-day Czech Republic or the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • Czech Cultural Center Houston - promotes unification of the Czech/Slovak American community
  • Czech and Slovak Heritage Association - a site based in Baltimore, MD that works to preserve Czech and Slovak heritage, and provides education in language, tradition, and culture
  • Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) - promotes history, information and education on Czech culture
  • National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library - the foremost institution in the U.S. that preserves and interprets Czeck and Slovak history and culture through its artifact and library collections, exhibits, and public programs, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • The Official Page of the Czech Republic - an official web site providing information on tourism, economy, culture, work and study programs in the Czech Republic
  • Spolecnost Pratel USA-SPUSA - an organization headquartered in Prague, promoting U.S./Czech relationships, offering cultural seminars and language training courses
  • Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association, founded as an umbrella organization representing approximately 80 Czech and Slovak cultural, educational and athletic community groups and clubs. Click on this link:
  • The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation based at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City. The Foundation works in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague to honor, preserve, and build upon the legacy of playwright, dissident, and President, Vaclav Havel. Click on this link:
  •  Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, link to mission statement. The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in the United States to honor, preserve, and build upon the legacy of playwright, dissident, and President Vaclav Havel. 
  • Tomáš Kaco is a talented pianist, composer, and singer. He hails from the small city of Novy Jicin in the Czech Republic. At the age of five, his father first exposed him to music, hoping that he would become a musician one day. Gypsy music, which is part of his roots and culture, greatly influenced him. He taught himself to play the piano by mimicking complex melodies and developed the skills to hear harmonic progressions from an early age. As he began performing on a more advanced level, he developed a passion for classical music and felt inspired and motivated to properly learn the technique.

    His CDs are available for purchase through the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library's store at the link below:


  • - AFS International provides foreign exchange program information to the United States
  • - American Czech Educational Center provides Czech and Slovak language information and links to other useful sites
  • American Sokol - provides information on programs in gymnastics, athletics, and Czech cultural awareness in the United States
  • University of New Orleans - provides information about summer study abroad programs in Prague



US-Czech Relations




  • Neviditelny pes - a popular online magazine of humor and politics in Czech



Official Czech City Websites


  • Budvar Breweries - provides information ahout Budweiser Budvar brand, products, history and brewery tours


 Adventurers Against Their Will by Joanie Schirm




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Adventurers Against Their Will - Extraordinary World War II Stories of Survival, Escape, and Connection – Unlike Any Other

“Adventurers Against Their Will is a brilliant and compelling account of men and women caught in the turbulence of war. Part insightful history and part family drama, the book leads readers on a journey into the past, answering many questions and posing new ones along the way. Joanie Schirm has made a fresh and vital contribution to our understanding of World War II’s impact on the lives of people in Central Europe.” –Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State


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Crossing Lines in His Business, Political and Diplomatic Life

Authored by Worth Earlwood Norman Jr. 

FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC (2004-2006), William Jelks Cabaniss, Jr., is a native of Alabama. The businessman and former Alabama House Representative (1978-1982) and Alabama State Senator (1982-1990), Cabaniss achieved success in his legislative career for the people of Alabama. His first election (and that of three other Republicans) in 1978, in the view of the author, was the genesis of the slow, but steady rise of the Alabama Republican Party which, after 136 years of Democratic dominance, won majorities in both Alabama Houses. Book contains a bibliography, endnotes, pictures, and an index.


Biography of AFoCR Director Bill Cabaniss, Former Ambassador to the Czech Republic


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