Since its inception on February 28, 1995 the intent of the Czech Center Museum Houston was to join the Museum District of Houston.
In February 2000 the CCMH purchased a tract of land at 4920 San Jacinto at Wichita on a busy thoroughfare with traffic inbound to downtown on which to construct our facility. Construction started with a ground breaking on February 2002, exactly seven years since the vision to pursue building a Czech heritage center.
From a grass roots committee meeting at the Founders’ home to offices in the Italian Cultural Center to a Gift Shop and volunteer administrative offices in the Northwest Mall in July 1997 to occupancy of our new building on September 1, 2004, it has been non-stop fundraising to raise the wherewithal to construct the 24,000 square foot building housing the Czech Center Museum Houston.
From the organization’s incorporation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural arts and education institution on March 8, 1996 member services have been conducted, teaching the language, events and educating of the general public on the contributions of this ethnic group to our society. The space in our building has allowed the conducting of many events such as concerts, Galas, lectures, films and gatherings.