Cedar Rapids Flood Stories Being Collected

National Czeck & Slovak Museum & Library initiative part of My Flood Story oral history project

Posted by CC on July 29th, 2008 12:08 pm

According to a July 25, 2008 press release:

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) has launched an initiative to collect flood related stories from local residents and business owners as well as those who have visited the area. Contributors are encouraged to submit their memories of the Czech Village, New Bohemia and the NCSML and their reactions to the area’s recent flooding. Stories and photos may be submitted to myfloodstory@ncsml.org.

The initiative is a component of the oral history project currently underway called My Flood Story. Stories collected will become part of the NCSML’s library archives and considered for use by the NCSML in upcoming exhibitions, interpretation, web site, etc. Contributors are encouraged to submit photographs of Czech Village, New Bohemia, and the NCSML before, during, and after the flood. Selected submissions will be posted on the NCSML web site. More information on My Flood Story can be found at http://www.NCSML.org/.

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is the leading United States institution collecting, exhibiting, preserving, and interpreting Czech and Slovak history and culture. For more information, call (319) 362-8500 or visit the museum’s web site,http://www.NCSML.org/.

To find out more, go to: www.NCSML.org