Czech Heritage Club will host Kroje presentation June 11

The Czech Heritage Club invites young and old to join them in learning about the kroje, the Czech ethnic dress. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the New Prague City Hall.

Anne Jans will be presenting her Kroje collection from the different regions of the Czech Republic. 

Anne is quite involved with her Czech heritage as well. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Miss Czech Slovak MN Pageant. She is a member of Sokol MN and enjoys traveling around the state to various Czech and Slovak festivals. She was Miss Czech Slovak MN Queen in 1999 and since that time has had a passion for learning about the kroje or ethnic dress of the culture and the wide variety of kroje in each region of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia.

The intricate details of each kroj are fascinating. Anne will be sharing some of her collection of kroje from a variety of regions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and sharing some of the details that go into the creation of these unique ethnic dresses. She will also share the traditional methods in which these kroje were made.

Anne and her mother Susie Smisek have made numerous award winning kroje in the past 20 years. Recently they made a....

To see more on this story pick up the June 3, 2019 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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