CCMH-Czech us out!

Hello!  Well we had to get that overt play on words out of the way first off.  As you can see in our “About us” section, the Czech Center Museum Houston is a beautiful, unique place that serves to celebrate and explore Czech heritage for the benefit of visitors from all over, but specifically in Texas.

Czech Center Museum Houston, a Baroque Palace in Houston's Museum District
Czech Center Museum Houston, a Baroque Palace in Houston's Museum District
Christiana Gentry, named Miss Harris County Czech-Slovak Queen 2008, is a member of the CCMH!
Christiana Gentry, named Miss Harris County Czech-Slovak Queen 2008, is a member of the CCMH!

There are more than one million people in Texas with Czech and Slovak heritage and we feel that they should know about where they come from.  This is also a place for people who are not of Czech or Slovak heritage to become informed on a fascinating culture that has shaped a lot of our lives.

This blog will feature information about the CCMH including events and projects we have from concerts to weddings, AS WELL AS  fun tidbits of information on Czech Culture, thus expanding our mission to include a wider audience on the world wide web.

One of our most exciting projects right now is an opera we plan to be involved in with the main character being the infamous King Wenceslas.  Venceslas is being composed by a grand supporter of ours and man of infinite talents, Board Member Robert Dvorak.

The Good King Wenceslas: immortalized in contemporary times in a Christmas carol, expanded upon in our opera!
The Good King Wenceslas: Patron of the Czech lands, immortalized in contemporary times in a Christmas carol, expanded upon in our opera!

The libretto is written by John Kaiser, also a man of abundant talent judging from his current draft of the script for the opera.

The story of Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia in the early 10th century,  is one begging to be made into a dramatic opera.  Featuring a clash between Christianity and paganism, familial betrayal, murder, deceit and revenge, it’s a classic tale drama with much tragedy.

Preserving and celebrating Czech and Slovak heritage with the goal of promoting a global community