Opa! The National Hellenic Museum is hosting its one year anniversary on Thursday, November 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The National Hellenic Museum is celebrating the anniversary of its new state-of-the-art building and the opening of two new exhibits American Moments: The Legacy of Greek Immigration and The Spirit of the Marathon: from Pheidippides to Today. The event is free and the open house includes hors d’oeuvres.
The new building, which is both eco-friendly and stylish, features interactive exhibits, children’s education center, research library, oral history center, special event hall and a rooftop terrace.
The exhibit American Moments traces the journey across the Atlantic for a Greek immigrant to become an American citizen. In the exhibit Spirit of the Marathon, explore the history, culture and impact of the Pheidippides marathon which inspired marathons around the world and the Olympics.
The National Hellenic Museum is the first and only museum dedicated to Greek history and culture. The museum exhibits explain the Greek journey and the influence it made on western civilization through government, language, architecture and theater.
National Hellenic Museum is located at 333 S. Halsted St.