Join us at 2 p.m. on October 26 at Love Library at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in celebration of National Czech Day. Presented by the Czech Program, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, UNL Czech Komenský Club, and UNL Archives & Special Collections, the event will feature a Czech Special Collection open house from 2-4 p.m. in Room 29, in Love Library South and a presentation by Dr. Bruce Garver at 4 p.m. in Room 221 in Love Library South.
The open house will feature Czech heritage collections that illustrate the formation of Czechoslovakia in 1918. Afterwards, Dr. Garver will give a presentation on World War I and the establishment of an independent Czechoslovakia.
Garver earned his Ph.D. in history in 1971 from Yale University and began teaching at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1976. Additionally, he taught Czech and immigrant history at UNL between 1982 and 1990. Garver publishes extensively on Czechoslovakia and is a fellow for the Center for Great Plains Studies as well as eight professional organizations.
Coffee and cookies will be served in 221LS before the presentation begins. Join us to learn more about the formation of Czechoslovakia!