About Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota
Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota (Sokol MN) is affiliated with American Sokol, which grew out of an international movement founded in Prague in 1862 by Dr. Miroslav Tyrš.
We are a social, cultural, educational
and gymnastic organization. Through our many social
activities and educational programs, we seek to preserve and
transmit the vitality of our Czech, Slovak and immigrant
heritage to future generations.
The historic Česko-Slovanský Podporující Spolek (C.S.P.S.) Hall at 383 Michigan Street in the West Seventh neighborhoods of Saint Paul has been our home since 1879, and the focal point for our activities in Saint Paul since the current building was built in 1887. It was declared a National and State Historic Site in 1977, placed on the National Register of Historic Sites, and is the longest serving Czech-Slovak cultural center in the United States, and oldest theater and national hall in the State of Minnesota.
Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota welcomes all who share an interest in history, culture, gymnastics and good fellowship. You need not be Czech or Slovak to be a member.
C.S.P.S. Sokol Hall Capital Campaign:
A $50,000 challenge grant to cool the C.S.P.S. Hall
We need about $100,000 to complete installation of air conditioning
at our National Treasure: the C.S.P.S. Hall.
$30,000 has been matched with cash or pledges;
help us meet the remaining $20,000!
We completed Phase I to make our building user-friendly all seasons of the year. We invite you to donate to help us continue this project in Phase II, as well as the restoration of one of the most venerable institutions in Saint Paul's West End.
Keep our sign beaming brightly!
1. Send a check to:
Sokol MN 383 Michigan Street, Saint
memo “Legacy Fund”
2. Transfer stock:
inquire at email@example.com or 651 297 9000
Contribute to our general fund!
Make your membership payment!
Sign up for our Spring and Fall Events Postcard!
Fall 2014 Events (Spring 2015 Events coming soon!)
Czech and Slovak Festival
Sunday, September 14: Sokol Minnesota thanks all the volunteers and guests who made the 25th annual Czech and Slovak Festival a great success!
Free screening of the documentary
Václav Havel, Prague – Castle (Václav Havel, Praha - Hrad)
by Czech documentary director Petr Jančárek. Celebrates the 25th anniversary
of the Velvet Revolution and the fall of communism
Friday, September 26: 7 p.m.
Domažlice Bagpipe Band/Domažlická Dudácká Muzika
Sunday, October 19: 1:30 p.m.
Dinner and Dance!
Friday evening, October 24: dinner and bar, 6:30 p.m.
Dance 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. featuring the Jerry Kadlec Trio Band
Guided tour of the
exploring its Czech and German-Bohemian heritage.
Friday, October 24.
Czech roast pork dinner
Sunday, November 2, 2014; 12:30 p.m. seating
Sokol Hall pancake breakfast
Sunday, November 23, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, December 5, 7 - 9 p.m.
January 2015 Events
Minnesota Membership Party
Sunday, January 4, 2015 3p.m. - 6p.m.
12th Annual Roast Duck Dinner
Saturday, January 24, 5 p.m.
Activities at our historic C.S.P.S Hall include:
- Ethnic dinners featuring fall Czech and spring Slovak Menus
- Cultural celebrations including
Šibřinky (Czech costumed ball) Dance, Czech-Slovak Festival (September 14),
Children's and Adult Christmas parties, and the Festival of Nations
- Monthly meetings with programs
- Spring and Fall pancake breakfast with craft and bake sale
- Children's folk dancing groups and culture camp
- Fitness programming including
young girls' gymnastics program and competitions
- Senior activities (singing, exercise and
including participation in national and international programs
- Educational classes (language, cooking, genealogy)
- Film series and musical events
- Summer garage sale
- Partnerships with Czech/Slovak cultural and historic
organizations including the
Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota and the
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International
- Gift shop with imported items