Czech last names are effected by a variety of influences and can even change according to a person’s gender. It may be interesting to learn some of this information if you want to try to trace your lineage and learn about your ancestors. The origin of a n…
In the beginning, individuals were known by just one name. Our history books tell us about Galileo and Michelangelo, and in the Bible,… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2017/06/jake-je-tve-prijmeni-what-your-family-name/
On September 17, 2016 the community gathered at the Moravan Lodge Hall for a polka dance with music from the J.D. Parr Czechland Polka Band organized by members of Moravan No. 128 (Rossville, KS).
“Polka will never die,” said well-known writer Jim Butcher. It's very true, as people enjoy polka music and dancing all over the world. In… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/11/polka-party-rossville/
More than 1,000 people gathered in Bannister, MI for the 40th Annual Harvest Festival. Every year, the members of Michigan No. 225 help make this festival a success and add to its Czech flair.
More than 1,000 people gathered in Bannister, MI for the 40th Annual Harvest Festival. Every year, the members of Michigan No. 225 help… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/10/bannisters-harvest-festival/
The Northeastern Wisconsin Czech and Kolache Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the area. The festival takes place every year on the first full weekend of August at Heritage Agricultural Farm and Pavilion, five miles South of Kewaunee.
Czech Choraliers on Threshing Floor.
The Northeastern Wisconsin Czech and Kolache Festival is the largest festival of… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/10/czech-and-kolache-festival/
In an effort to make all visitors feel welcome and become further embedded in the community, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) recently collaborated with young adults from Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) to create a public art mural i…
by Laura Formanek, Director of Marketing at NCSML
The finished mural in the museum's parking garage. Photo courtesy of NCSML.… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/08/new-mural-ncsml/
The spicy, meaty smell of Czech sausage, known as Jaternice, filled the air of Tulelake Home Ec. Building at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds for the 56th Annual Jaternice Dinner over President’s Day weekend.
Over 200 guests enjoy the jaternice dinner.
Youth members help make the strudel.
Making the jaternice.… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/04/jaternice-dinner/
The members of Jan Zizka No. 67 in Yukon, OK have carried on elements of this tradition for over ten years in their community with a dance.
Children enjoy the balloon drop.
Masopust is a long-time tradition of the Czech Republic. It means carnival, and is… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/04/masopust-dance/
A new exhibition, entitled Bohemian Boudoir: Czech Vanity Glass, at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library will feature items donated by Western member Rosemary "Rosie" Bodien. Visitors will be able to see these items from April 23 to July 17 in the…
This article is dedicated in the warm memory of Rosemary "Rosie" Bodien. She was a 50-year member and… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/04/bohemian-boudoir/