Greek-American businessman & philanthropist George Behrakis will receive the Heritage Award at the Hellenic American Academy Gala on February 17. We caught up with him for a quick Q&A. Read on!
Ας μιλήσουμε Ελληνικά! This February 9, join in this initiative designed to spread Greek language and culture around the world.
Have you seen olive and laurel trees in Greece? Throughout history, Greek jewelers have recreated these images in gold. Find out more in Jewel School.
Chicago’s Midwest Hellenic Dance Festival aims to inspire today’s youth to perpetuate traditional Greek music and dance. Learn more.
Do you believe in the mati? Do you wear one to ward off evil? Do you know why the mati is blue? Find out these things and more, in this month’s Jewel School.
Do you own a piece of jewelry with the ‘Greek Key’ motif? Do you know where it came from? Find out!
Do you know why we wear Byzantine crosses or how they became a symbol of Christianity? What is their origin? Find out in today’s Jewel School.
Why do we use stefana in a Greek wedding ceremony? How did this tradition come about? What do they mean? Find out in today’s Jewel School.
The lights of Greek tourism, culture, and gastronomy will flash in the heart of Manhattan, this May, for the highly-anticipated exhibition, Greek Panorama.
In this last segment of our series celebrating Women’s History Month, meet Dora Bakoyannis, the 1st female Mayor of Athens, Greece.
Congratulations to our Essay Contest Winner Demetrios Maroutsos! On this Greek Independence Day, read on to learn what this Greek-American student had to say about the ‘Hellenic Spirit’.
Welcome back to Jewel School! Spring is wedding season! So let’s talk about bridal jewelry in ancient Greece. If you’re about to tie the knot, and even if you’re aren’t, check this out!
Welcome back to our series celebrating Women’s History Month! Meet Anna Komnene – a Greek Byzantine princess AND the first female historian.
It’s Women’s History Month! This week, Author Elaine Cotsirilos Thomopoulos profiles several pioneering Greek-American women in Illinois. Read their stories.
The Greek-American story is also the great American story. Click to learn more about National Hellenic Society’s initiatives to make American Greek again.
It’s story time at Jewel School! Did you know there was an Ancient Greek gemologist? Read on to learn more about him, and about gems in myth and lore.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s celebrate this day of love by revisiting one of the best love stories in Greek mythology — Eros & Psyche.
Welcome to Jewel School! In this series, Jewelry Designer Paraskevi of Paul’s Jewelers will explore Classical Greek themes in jewelry and adornment.
Today is the 150th anniversary of the Holocaust of Arkadi. This little known event is actually a significant date in Hellenic history. We remember the brave souls who lost their lives on this day.
On October 28, 1940, Metaxas gave his legendary answer to Mussolini. His “OXI” was not simply an act of defiance. It was a matter of principle. And it changed the course of WWII.
The National Hellenic Museum’s Kouzina is a celebration of Greek food, wine, & culture. Meet the Kouzina chefs — some of Chicago’s best — who’ll serve twists on classic Greek dishes.
September 14 marks the 94th anniversary of the Smyrna Fire & the Great Catastrophe, which ended 3000 years of Greek presence in Anatolia. We honor the heroes and those whose lives were lost.
Part 3 in the series by the Greek Heritage Society will focus on the successes of 2nd and 3rd generation Greeks in Southern California.
May 29 is the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople. This marked the end of the Byzantine Empire. What happened? Read on to learn more about this important history.
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete during World War II. This historic battle, which took place from May 20-June 1, 1941, changed the course of the war.
Today is the Pontian Genocide Remembrance Day, commemorating the events of 1914-1923. It’s estimated that during this period 2.75 million Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks were killed.
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Welcome Aysha Nasir, as she reflects upon the continued relevance of the wisdom of the ancients.
Today we celebrate the “dipli yiorti” — double holiday — Greek Independence Day, commemorating the revolution to emancipate Greeks from 400 years of oppression under Ottoman rule, and the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we remember another brave woman, Manto Mavrogenous, an often-forgotten heroine of The Greek War of Independence.
It’s Καθαρή Δεύτερα – Clean Monday. It’s the first day of Great Lent. Let’s look at some Clean Monday traditions, and reflect on the Lenten journey.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we remember Laskarina Bouboulina, heroine of the Greek War of Independence.
Australian-born initiative, Speak Greek in March, aims to engage the Hellenic Diaspora in effort to proliferate the use of the Greek language.
Following the extraordinary success of the Trials of Socrates and Orestes, the National Hellenic Museum brings back the former prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges from previous years as they take on another case from the annals of Greek history: The Trial of Antigone vs. Creon.
Grammy-winning producer Christopher King talks about his new CD compilation, “Why the Mountains Are Black”, and why it’s important to preserve this music.
Politismos Museum of Greek History is a digital museum that brings the history, culture and influence of Greece and its people to your home.
Australia’s popular Greek-inspired fitness craze, OPA-cize™, has arrived in Chicago.
Richard Allen Posner, the most cited legal scholar of the 20th century, will discuss the influence of Greek philosophers, Aristotle in particular, on America’s founders, laws, and institutions, at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.
Greek Lessons OnLine removes logistical challenges and makes learning Greek fun, interactive, and accessible to those who don’t live near a traditional Greek school.
Historic partnership brings together Joffrey Ballet and Neolea Hellenic Dancers for a unique performance.
Food, music, crafts and fun at the National Hellenic Museum’s family Christmas party
“The Greeks,” an important new exhibit brings together the National Hellenic Museum and the Field Museum in a historic partnership.
Greece is represented at Milwaukee’s Holiday Folk Fair International.
OXI Day means different things to different people, but it’s lessons are still important today.