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The Czech Center Museum Houston is a 501(c)3 non-profit education and cultural arts organization in Houston, Texas. Although our primary focus is Czech-Slovak heritage, we also try to serve as a catalyst for discussion of anyone's heritage. Additionally, our Museum building is built in the style of a beautiful Baroque Palace, outfitted for events of almost any kind. As an organization we are seventeen years old, and are proud to be a part of Houston's eighteen fine museums in the Museum District.

“LITTLE CRUMBS” by Hana Juračáková

In the early 1990, subsequent to existing tracks to Moravia, Czech Republic, Loraine Strnadel Rod, one of CCMH’s earliest Board Members, invited me to preview the original Czech manuscript of a book written by her cousin, Hana Juračáková. I was privileged to read the charming story, which describes the life in a small early Czech village. I urged Loraine to pursue her desire to have the book published in English and make it available to the Czech Center as well as the public. The book is written by Hana, an accomplished radio, film, and television producer from Trajanovice. Loraine is a multi-talented person herself, an avid reader, writer, artist and CCMH partner and supporter since 1996!

We would like to thank Loraine and others for publishing “Little Crumbs” which required endurance, patience, and time! It is a memorable gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, and any other day – a gift for all who celebrate loving and living!! And you don’t need to be Czech.


Effie Rosene

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

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Love the ones who love you. Love your life!







Mother’s day, Sunday, May 14th, celebrated since 1908, honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

At Czech Center Museum Houston heritage, history and hospitality with respect and appreciation are our speciality.

We offer a selection of love gifts and invite you to visit our Prague giftshop with our treasures table of Czech crystal including perfume bottles, stemware of wine glasses, perfume bottles and goblets.

Following shortly there after is June 18th, Father’s day. Think, Czech beers, wines, books and so forth.

It is always time to celebrate love!

Thank you!

The Czech Center Museum Houston was honored to host such a beautiful event! The Rice University Professor, Brian Connolly, gave a sensational concert, “A little Night Music” with composition by Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák!  The large audience enjoyed the the concert and the delicious, traditional Czech Apple Strudel, which was baked by Elisabeth from Wharton and donated by Beryl Hoghshead. Thank you very much!

It was a wonderful, intimate concert and the Czech Center Museum Houston would like to thank everybody who attended as well as supported this event. CCMH thanks especially Beryl Hogshead and Brian Connelly for enabling such an unforgettable evening. The concert was a joy and the audience enjoyed it!







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Thank you very much for a wonderful evening!