The Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota is pleased to have, as members of our Board:

  • Mr. Donald Pafko — Honorary Consul of Slovak Repubic
  • Ms. Marit Lee Kucera — Honorary Consul of Czech Republic



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Honorary Consul in Minnesota: Mr. Donald Pafko

Address: 5232 West 96th Street, Bloomington, MN 55437

Phone: (952) 831-1440

Fax: (952) 831-4702


About Don Pafko: Donald Pafko is past President of Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota and a member for the past 27 years. He is the past President of the Friends of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota and is currently serving on its Board of Directors. He is one of the founding members of the Czech & Slovak Culture Center of Minnesota and currently on its Board of Directors. He holds memberships in the Czech & Slovak Society of Arts and Sciences, Czech & Slovak Genealogical Society of Illinois, Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International, Wisconsin Historical Society and the Minnesota Humanities Commission.

He is founder and director of the Lipa Slovak Folk Dancers. Mr. Pafko is a speaker on Slovak immigration to Minnesota and has published an article on early Slovak immigration in the Nase Rodina magazine of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society. He has spoken to various organizations and audiences regarding the “Slovak Flats” area of Minneapolis, and has made this presentation at the annual meeting of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences held at the University of Minnesota.

He and his wife Jeanette have traveled annually to the Czech & Slovak Republics for the past 20 years where he has family in the Liptov region and in Prague.



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Honorary Consul in Minnesota:  Ms. Marit Lee Kucera

Office Address: 385 Michigan Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Phone: 651-238-0447


Meeting by appointment only.