Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited Pardubice on September 8, 2015. The program included a guided tour of the Green Gate (located in the historic center of the town and connected to a high tower standing at 60 meters), a discussion with Mayor Martin Charvát and his deputies at the historical Town Hall, a tour of the grand Pardubice Steeplechase racetrack, and a visit to a Jewish Cemetery, where Ambassador Schapiro paid homage to the Pardubice Jews who died in the Holocaust.
After a working lunch with regional and municipality leaders, Ambassador Schapiro also met with groups of disabled people at the Kosatec Center, run by the Czech Abilympics Association. The Kosatec Center offers a variety of services, workshops, and programs, which help people with a range of physical and mental disabilities.
The visit concluded with a tour of the Pardubice Chateau and a visit to the East Bohemian Art Gallery and Museum, which is known for its exceptional Renaissance wall paintings.