Western Fraternal Life Pledges Support for NCSML Again

Western Fraternal Life Pledges Support for NCSML Again

Feb 17, 2017

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) has received a generous sponsorship for the next five years from Western Fraternal Life. The NCSML will use these funds to deliver world-class exhibitions to the public. Exhibitions under sponsorship include Čičmianske Domy: The Houses of Čičmany Village, Dale Chihuly: Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection, and Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol. As many as ten exhibitions each year through 2021 will be funded through this sponsorship.

Western Fraternal Life and its members have supported the NCSML since its inception. In 1993, its members made pledges to build the new museum and library with each pledge matched by Western. Following the flood in 2008, another significant pledge was received for several years. The program hall at NCSML is named WLFA/ZCBJ Heritage Hall in acknowledgement of their contributions.

Western Fraternal Life’s President Craig Van Dyke also serves on the NCSML Board of Trustees. He stated, “Western is proud to support the NCSML and celebrate Czech and Slovak culture through exhibitions that everyone can enjoy.”

The NCSML and Western share goals to preserve Czech and Slovak history and culture. Western Fraternal Life was founded 120 years ago with immigrants from Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia. While its membership grew more inclusive, it continues to celebrate its origins. As a not-for-profit fraternal association, Western provides members with life insurance, annuities, and exclusive member benefits.

Information about exhibitions at the NCSML can be found at www.ncsml.org. Information about Western Fraternal Life is available at www.wflains.org.

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