The New Prague Area Historical Society was formed in 1981
by a group of individuals who were passionate about preserving and sharing area history. Since then, the historical society has been an active and integral part of the community.
Your membership dollars are important to us! We are a volunteer organization that depends on the generosity of an engaged public. This past year, we have used your support by:
purchasing scanning and recording equipment to digitalize our artifacts as well as documenting historians speaking about our local history.
creating this brand new website to share our collections with the public and enabling online giving.
collaborating with a local professional to develop an enhanced video project to share the early history of New Prague. This will be available this fall.
With your continued support, we can carry on the important work of preserving and sharing the rich history of our communities with you. Please consider becoming a member today to enable us to continue our research!
DID YOU KNOW?
In November 1918, due to the Spanish Flu Pandemic, the New Prague City Council passed an ordinance that all peddlers and outside businessmen coming to New Prague must first be examined by a local doctor to be certified that both he and his goods are free of any infectious disease before he conducts any business in town.
The exam would cost $3 and the certificate would be valid for that day only. Any violators would be subject to a $50 fine or up to 3o days in jail!
The New Prague, Veseli, Montgomery area is more than just where I reside. It is where I have found a community with deep roots. It was home to my parents, grandparents and great grandparents before me. Their lives matter. This community formed me as a child and affirms me as an adult. It is a place of my church and all the civic organizations in which my family participated. The history of this place defines me and those around me as well as the values my people nurtured. Preserving this history preserves the stories of the journey from Bohemia as well as the last century and a half that brings us to today. That’s why I support the New Prague Area Historical Society. It helps preserve the stories of all those who came before and the events that make this place my home. We all have stories, and they are the roots of this place we call home.
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