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Czechoslovak Heritage Museum event honoring former Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak

The Czechoslovak Heritage Museum will hold an event to honor former Chicago Mayor Anton J Cermak on Saturday, April 16 from noon until 4pm. The Museum, dedicated to preserving and fostering an appreciation for the Czech, Moravian and Slovak culture, history and language in America, is located in the headquarters of CSA Fraternal Life, 122 West 22nd Street, in Oak Brook. Anton J. Cermak was of Czechoslovak decent and is Chicago’s only foreign-born mayor and the man for whom Cermak Road is named.

Cermak was elected Mayor of Chicago in 1931, but killed in an assassination attempt on then-President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Miami, in 1933. The Czechoslovak Heritage Museum has expanded its Cermak display for this event and will be exhibiting many items from its extensive collection of Cermak memorabilia that have never before been viewed by the public. Such items include recordings of Mayor Cermak’s victory speech on election night in April 1931, and several Cermak family scrapbooks. Mayor Cermak’s great-grandson, Anton Kerner will participate in the event.

The cost for the day’s event will be $10.00 per person. Come tour the Museum’s collections of Czech & Slovak crystal, embroidery, costumes, toys, paintings and sculpture, browse our Gift Shop and enjoy reasonably-priced refreshments, from noon until 4pm.

For more information, call the Museum at 630-472-0500.

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