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I. Virginia Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival 2013

I. Virginia Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival 2013
Termín: 19.10.2013
Miesto konania: Prince George, Virginia, USA, (Zahraničie - Európa/Svet)
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1. Virginia Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival 2013


Prince George Regional Heritage Center

6406 Courthouse Road
Prince George, VA 23875

Region Central Virginia
Locality Prince George
Saturday, October 19, 2013 (11:00 AM-4:00 PM)

This free, outdoor event will feature musical performances, polka dancing, baking demonstrations, a farm life exhibition and activities for children. Musical performances will include polka music, religious singing and Slovakian "fujara" player. The area's historically Czech and Slovak churches will be selling food based on traditional recipes. Baked goods such as "kolache" and Czech and Slovak beer will also be available for purchase.

Everyone is invited to learn about the rich and unique culture of Virginia's longtime Czech and Slovak-American community. The Heritage Center will feature exhibitions and artifacts about the community.

There will be a documentation and digitization table to preserve historical materials related to this community. Attendees are encouraged to bring old photographs, letters and documents for scanning.

During the late 19th century, more than 700 Czech and Slovak families came to live in Virginia. The greatest number settled in the counties of Prince George, Dinwiddie and Chesterfield, mostly on farmlands that had been abandoned after the Civil War. Others settled in Charles City, Hanover, Henrico, Greensville and New Kent.

The Festival is being co-sponsored by the Virginia Czech/Slovak Heritage Society and was made possible by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Admission Fee: free entry, food available for purchase

Festival schedule
The October 19th Virginia Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival is almost here! We're proud to announce the festival
schedule. Ongoing activities will include a musical heritage exhibit, a farming exhibition, a family history area and
other children's activities.

11:00 a.m. Festival Opening
11:15 a.m. The Village Musicians
11:30 a.m. Lunch Begins
12:00 p.m. Official Welcome
12:30 p.m. Baking Demonstration
1:00 p.m. Bob Ryhclik, Slovak Fujara
1:30 p.m. The Czech Singers with accordionists Bob Szafranski and Rich Ohls
2:00 p.m. Traditional Church Songs in Czech and Slovak
2:30 p.m. Folktales for children
3:00 p.m. Polka demonstration, music by the Village Musicians
4:00 p.m. Festival Closing

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