Growing up in Czech Village, “the Avenue” was an experience. On Saturday nights you couldn’t even get a parking spot! There was great food, friendly people, and a meeting place for those of Czech ancestry. The NCSML has been a boost to “the Avenue.
— Bernie Drahozal

I moved to CR in 1965 and my parents rented the house that became the first museum. Because of this I volunteer at the NCSML. A fond memory was of the crosswalk sign being in Czech & English.
— Kathy Steinback Shelton

I grew up 3 blocks from Czech Village, shopping with my parents at Sykora’s, Polehna’s, Me Too, and Ted’s Phrmacy. When the NCSML came into existence, I brought my children down to experience the museum and the rest of the ‘Avenue
— Elaine Samek

Rodina literally means “Family” in Czech, so being a part of the Czech Village is a huge blessing and very important to us. The area is perfect to us with its historic charm, walk-ability, and beautiful growth potential. We are thrilled to be involved in the growth of this amazing neighborhood.
— Phoebe Charles, owner of Rodina