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1400-ton Czech & Slovak Museum building being moved

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Iowa is about to set two new American records that are already drawing international attention.  Crews worked to lift the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library from its original foundation on Thursday.  The historic building was damaged by the 2008 floods and is set to celebrate a grand re-opening in 2012.

The Museum was a popular visitor attraction in the Cedar Rapids area when the building took on 8 feet of water and lost its ability to exhibit objects from other museums.  It had averaged 32,000 visitors each year.

The move will elevate the building three feet above the 2008 flood level.

Watch the Museum & Library Move on webcams in April & May on www.NCSML.org

 

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