Mission Statement

"The Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center is dedicated to fostering educational, cultural, and genealogical opportunities, specifically as it pertains to people of Czech  Heritage. It accomplishes this by providing genealogical material; sponsoring educational programs; and collecting, researching, preserving, and exhibiting artifacts and manuscripts to implement these programs."

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STREET ADDRESS  (Google Map) (Mapquest)
119 West French
(Corner of Third Street & French)
Temple, TX 76501

(254) 899-2935

Tuesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
or by appointment

$4.00 Adults
$3.00 Seniors (60+)
$2.00 Students

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In the 1950's several Czech organizations began discussing the possibility of having a Czech history museum. During the 1960's an effort began to collect books and artifacts pertaining to Czech history and immigration to America and in 1971 the first museum was opened in the new SPJST Supreme Lodge Home Office in Temple, Texas. By 1981 the museum had outgrown its place and was moved to the basement of the SPJST building. During the 2000 SPJST convention, delegates voted to make the museum a separate entity and work was begun to move the museum to a new location. On February 12, 2010 a ribbon was cut to officially open the Czech Heritage Museum at Third and French Street in Temple.

Brochure CoverThe building in which the museum is housed was originally built by Dr. H. B. Mason in 1930 as one of the first "shopping centers" in Temple. It was known as the Northside Community Business Center and housed six businesses. The building is distinguished by the Art Deco/Spanish style exterior, which was maintained during reconstruction.

The museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductable.


Jerry Milan, President

Nancy Weise, Vice President 

Roxanne Bertrand, Secretary

Jesse Pospisil, Treasurer

Helen Hegwood

Philip Vahalik

Mildred Holeman

Brian Vanicek

Larry Brinkman


Kenneth Lange, Administrative Assistant     email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Don Mears, Curator      email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 12:06