Last update: November 7, 2016

The history of the American Czech-Slovak Cultural Club, North Miami, Florida is detailed in various papers, articles and photographs in this section. Even the legend of Al Capone's connection to the club property is covered.

Club Charter - 1949
With the approval of this charter in a Dade County, FL court, on April 11, 1949 the "American Czechoslovaks Social Club" was created. In 1998, the name was changed to the "American Czech-Slovak Cultural Club" to better describe the club activites. The legal name of the club, however, remains as it is on the charter.

The document shown is comprised of scanned images of the five pages of the charter i.e., the Charter Application, the Charter with signatures (3 pages), and the Charter Notarization. (pdf format) - 2/18/09

10th Anniversary History - 1959
This document (scanned images) is of an original club history that appears to have been produced in 1959 for the club's 10th anniversary celebration. Notice the photo of Dr. Alice Masaryková on the last page. Note: this file is fairly large and may be slow in loading (pdf format) - 2/18/09

50th Anniversary History - 1999
A program produced for ACSC's 50th anniversary (still called American Czechoslovaks Social Club at the time) shows a list of all of the club presidents until that time. It also contains a list of all the Honorary Fathers and the Honorary Mothers through 1999.(pdf format) - 3/4/16

Organizational History - 2011 update
Originally compiled by Bob Petrik about 2004, this version was updated on 4/13/2011, (pdf format) - 4/13/11

"Arch Creek" History
A Biscayne Boulevard Times article about research conducted by Alan Sokol, of the Greater North Miami Historical Society, regarding the American Czech-Slovak Cultural Club property and its legendary connection connection to Al Capone. Published in July, 2006 (pdf format) - 7/15/2006

ACSCC: Goose Fat and Garlic...Yum!
A nicely written, light hearted look at our club published in the newspaper, Street Miami, in February 2002. - 07/22/02

Czech-Slovak club serves Sunday supper with suds
A Miami Herald article about ACSCC, published in January 5, 2006 - 2/10/09

The Year in Review
A list of events, celebrities and entertainers that appeared at the club during the years 2000, 2001 and 2002. - 1/12/03

ACSCC Clubhouse- Exterior Photos
ACSCC Clubhouse exterior photos taken on January 29, 2006 (pdf format) - 2/10/09

ACSCC Art - Exterior
Exterior paintings created and donated by Czech artist Drahomir (Mira) Hrdbovic in 2006
- 4/8/12

ACSCC Photos - before 1970
Four photos of the clubhouse and members. These photos are estimated to be pre-1970. - 10/20/10

The documents in this section cover a variety of subjects that, in some way, pertain to the American Czech-Slovak Cultural Club and its cultural objectives.

Using Windows to Create Documents in the Czech Language.
An article detailing the installation and use of Microsoft Windows Multi-language Support to generate the diacritical marks necessary to create documents in the Czech language - 9/21/1999.

UPDATE to Using Windows to Create Documents in the Czech Language.
The UPDATE provides additional information on Windows 98 and Word 2000 issues - 2/21/2000.

A reminiscent look at a Czechoslovak-American dialect used in the United States - 4/15/01

An Email Experience in the Czech Republic or "Click on the Cz"
An American Using Email in the Czech Republic - 6/15/01

Terezin and Auschwitz
As a young man during World War II, Arno Erban, long time ACSCC member, was a prisoner at Terezin and Auschwitz concentration camps. Two articles, written by him, describe his experiences at those terrible places. A link to a printable Acrobat version can be found at the end of papers- 01/18/03

Kroj Guidelines
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) has released a set of guidelines to help Czech & Slovak pageant contestants with the selection of a kroj that they will wear for their competition. The guidelines deal with kroj history, regional details, availability, recommendations, tips and more. While these guidelines are intended for contestants they will be interesting to many as they contain a great deal of unique and hard-to-find information about kroje. A link to a printable Acrobat version can be found at the end of the guidelines - 05/18/03

Czechs and Slovaks in Florida
A paper presented to the SVU, at Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by Bob Petrik in June 2003 - 6/27/2003.

SVU Extravaganza in Florida
A retrospective look at the 2005 SVU Conference held in conjunction with the ACSCC Heritage Festival, in North Miami, Florida. 4/22/05

Interactive On-Screen Czech Keyboard
A third article about using Windows to create documents in the Czech language. This article deals with the Interactive Keyboard which is part of Windows XP. - 2/26/2007

If you are looking for an extensive list of Czech and Slovak Internet site links we recommend that you click on the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library (NCSML), in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. NCSML has, perhaps, one of the most comprehensive lists of Czech/Slovak links available, and there is no point in our trying to match that great list. Instead, our list of links is limited to Czech and Slovak organizations which have been directly associated with ACSCC in some way.

The Czech Embassy in Washington D.C
The Slovak Embassy in Washington DC
The Czech and Slovak Genealogy Society, International
The Czech and Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois
The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, Florida
Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU)

Tre Bohemes Great site, daily postings include culture, recipes, music, photography, art, places and more. - Information about Florida from Slovakia (in Slovak)
The Slovak Garden, a Home for Slovak Americans Inc. - Winter Park, Florida
Worldwide Webcams, Czech Republic
Czech Events - US and Canada
An extraordinary 360 degree view of Prague
Slovak - lots of illustrated receipes and more..

A Guide to Slovakia - a comprehensive resource for information about Slovakia

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