Furthering close and strong ties with the Czech Republic and its people

From the Castle to the Capitol, American Friends of the Czech Republic fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, and civic and cultural institutions.

 November 17, 2015 Marks the 26th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

  The Velvet Revolution, (or the sametová revoluce in Czech), the non-violent transition of power from dictatorship to democracy in Czechoslovakia occurred 20 years ago. The period of upheaval and transition took place from November 17 to December 29, 1989.


AFoCR Turns Over Wilson Monument in Prague to City of Prague in Official Ceremony -

October 7, 2015

AFoCR Director Robert Doubek, President Tom Dine, Hand Over Official Documents to Lord Mayor of Prague Adriana Krnácová 


West, Texas Sokol Gumnasium Dedication Ceremony on November 20, 2015 

On April 17, 2013, an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company killed 15 people, injured more than 200, and damaged or destroyed more than 150 buildings including the gymnasium and the Lone Star Hall of Sokol West. This facility has been rebuilt in memory of those lost and injured and as a symbol of the resilience of the citizens of West and of the enduring spirit of American Sokol. The new gymnasium was dedicated November 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Governor Greg Abbott attended alongside Czech Ambassador Gandalovic, AFoCR, and American Sokol Organization.