THE WILBER CZECH CRAFT SHOP
The Wilber Czech Craft Shop has volunteers who specialize in selling hand embroidered Czech Kroj for infants, girls, and ladies in several colors; decorated white shirts for men; and vests for the whole family. Other items available are Czech books including the new Recipes from the Heart cookbook, hand embroidered tea towels, hot pads, baby bibs, place mats, steins, mugs, hats, head bands, jewelry, and many gift items.
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In 1962, the City of Wilber, Nebraska, held the first Wilber Czech Festival. That same year, several women grouped together to form “The Promotion Committee.” The ladies sewed Czech costumes, decorated dolls, crocheted hot pads, embroidered tea towels, and made miscellaneous craft items in their homes. In 1973, they purchased a building at 216 West Third Street in Wilber and donated it to the Nebraska Czechs of Wilber. At this time, the organization became known as the Wilber Czech Craft Shop. Many improvements, all financed by the Craft Shop, have been made to the building throughout the years. The hand embroidered ladies’ Czech costumes and men’s decorated Czech shirts with vests have been sold nationwide. Throughout the year, the ladies take their products to several promotional events — new merchandise including craft items are continually being added. The Wilber Czech Craft Shop, a non profit organization is closed January, February, and March — open Saturday mornings the remainder of the year — special summertime hours — contact us for an appointment.
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