About us

Dear friends,
We would like to invite you to become an active and involved member of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), Nebraska Chapter.

The SVU has a long history of cultural work, support for publications, and organization of symposia, all dealing with Czech and Slovak cultures in the home countries, as well as throughout the world. (For more information visit www.SVU2000.org)

Our group in Nebraska wants to continue to be a cultural bridge between the USA and our ancestral countries. We also want to build a supportive platform for the young people of Czech, Slovak and other ethnic ancestry who are interested in fostering reciprocal cultural exchanges so vitally needed these days.

We would like to draw your attention to our plans for next year’s cultural programming in Nebraska, including continuation of the coordination efforts for digital preservation of past documents dealing with Czech and Slovak lives in the Great Plains, thus continuing the work of Josef Svoboda, the former UNL archivist. We hope to continue involvement of the younger generation in digitization projects to preserve our respective cultures, to a sense of continuation of knowledge and understanding for the next generations to come, and to further our historical narrative.

We plan to create occasions for the Nebraska public to experience the living Czech and Slovak cultures through information sharing and organizational support of visiting artists, and scientists who are actively involved in Czech and Slovak cultures. We want to be a supportive part of cultural endeavors of other groups in the Mid-West.

Come and take part in the important and rewarding effort to preserve and promote Czech and Slovak culture in our state, in America and as part of the larger national SVU activities.

For the Nebraska Chapter of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences,
Mary and Joe Swoboda, Co-Presidents
Mila Saskova-Pierce, Vice-President

Interested? Please contact us through Mila at:
Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce
Department of Modern Languages
1035 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0315
Tel: (402) 472-1336

E-mail: nebraska@svu2000.org