Heritage Greece 2019 Is Underway!
The journey has begun for the 2019 Heritage Greece Program! This year, the National Hellenic Society’s signature program celebrates it’s 10th year bringing Greek-American students to Greece for a two-week journey of a lifetime. For the first time, the Hellenic Heritage Foundation of Canada has sponsored five Greek-Canadian students to join their Greek-American neighbors on this trip of a lifetime!
Follow our participants by following The Heritage Greece program on Facebook and reading their blog at the link below!
Welcome New Members!
Ted Leonsis is an American businessman, investor, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and former politician. He is a former senior executive with America Online (AOL), and the founder, chairman, and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment which owns the NHL's Washington Capitals, NBA's Washington Wizards, NBA G League's Capital City Go-Go, WNBA's Washington Mystics.
Peter & Danialle Karmanos
Peter Karmanos is the minority owner and chief executive officer of the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Everblades hockey franchises. Danialle Karmanos is a philanthropist, humanitarian, activist, and social entrepreneur. Together they established the Karmanos Center for Natural Birth at William Beaumont Hospital. The Karmanos Center for Natural Birth offers a supportive, home-like environment for expectant mothers looking for a safe, natural childbirth experience with leading training and research.
The Benaki Museum, established and endowed in 1930 by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father Emmanuel Benakis, consists of a network of cultural venues with the Benaki family mansion in downtown Athens, Greece, at its heart. The Benaki Museum of Greek Culture houses works of art from prehistory to the modern times, hosts periodic exhibitions and maintains a state-of-the-art conservation workshop. Although the building initially housed further collections of Islamic art and Chinese ceramics, its 2000 re-opening led to the creation of satellite museums that focused on specific collections, allowing the flagship museum to focus on Greek culture over the span of the country's history.
The Benaki Museum has generously offered free admission to all NHS members!
All National Hellenic Society members and their families (up to 4 people), enjoy free admission to The Benaki Museum for a full year. To take advantage of this, NHS members will have to provide proof of their membership and leave their name and e-mail with the museum.
Click the banner to the left for more information!
WHAT DOES HELLENIC HERITAGE MEAN TO ME?
We asked some of the attendees of our annual Heritage Weekend and Classic, held in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 4-7, 2018. Watch the video below to see what they had to say, and keep an eye on our website in the next week or so for pictures and media from our event!
The National Hellenic Society is an organization established to create a lasting network of Greek Americans that will preserve our heritage through the sponsorship and initiation of programs that support our Hellenic culture; benefit our members and their families; and honor our ancestors. NHS members represent accomplished men and women in our community and membership is solely by invitation. As is our tradition, fellowship and enrichment are a prominent part of this society.