News from our Society


Due to the reasurge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompagnying regulations by the Czech Governement, all our cultural actions have been cancelled and the Czech Emigration Museum and the Novohradska Blacksmith Workshop are closed to the public as of October 12, 2020 until further notice.


In Memorial Vilem Zachleder

Quite unexpectedly, on August 26, 2020, our good friend and president of our Board Vilem Zachleder passed away due to a heart attack. On the day of his passing away, he was active with the one thing in his life he loved most; doing judo and training young pupils in this sport.

He will be be sorely missed by all of us, and our sympathy goes to his family, partner, and all who knew him.


New Board member and President of the Board.

Mgr. Jakub Cerny has been appointed as board member replacing Vilem Zachleder. As of December 12, 2020, Jakub Cerny has been officially installed and court-registered as our new President of the Board.


Covid-19 Pandemic

Although we personally have been spared till now, the Covid-19 pandemic has seriously disrupted the activities of our Society. Planned project meetings had to be cancelled and the long-planned excursion to the USA for the ABANA Blacksmith Conference and the Hereditary Cancer Conference was cancelled too.


During the firsts wave, our visitors centres were closed till mid-June. At the start of the second surge, following the decissions of the Czech Government, all our cultural activites have been cancelled and our visitor centres closed until further notice. This state is expected to continue at least till the end of January 2021.