In the 1950s, several Czech organizations began discussing the possibility of having a Czech history museum. During the 1960s 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.

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.


119 West French
(Corner of Third Street & French)
Temple, TX 76501

(254) 899-2935

Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
or by appointment

ADMISSION PRICES (Suggested Donation)
$4.00 Adults
$2.00 Students & Seniors

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