Do you have Czech ancestors? Have you been to the Czech Republic? Have you ever had a kolache? Then it’s time to “Czech out” the Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center in Temple. Whether they have some knowledge of the Czech culture or not, visitors to the Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center often comment that they find connections to their own stories there.
Family historians and academics often utilize the well-stocked library with Czech documents and genealogy resources. The museum staff can help researchers find outside resources and help for further study.
Need to entertain out-of-town visitors? The tour includes a 10-minute video about Czech immigration to Texas, but just let the staff know how much time you have and they can tailor it for you.
Looking for a new skill? Learn to play Taroks, the intriguing Czech card game dating back to the Renaissance period and still popular in central Europe. Players meet twice a month and lessons are free
Like foreign films? The Czech Heritage Museum presents monthly Czech Film Night at The Beltonian Theatre in Belton. Food and drinks available for sale, including two varieties of Czech beer. Admission is free.
The Kolache Kitchen, located next door, makes fresh kolaches and pastries daily and serves a home-style plate lunch on Wednesdays.
For information on new exhibits, programs and events, visit CzechHeritageMuseum.org.
The Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center is located at 119 West French in Temple. 254-899-2935. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.