National Hellenic Museum Trustees and NHS Board Members and Advisors Gather for Joint Dinner and Discussion on Further Collaboration
Chicago - May 10, 2013 – The Boards of the National Hellenic Society (NHS) and the National Hellenic Museum (NHM) held a reception and dinner at the five-star CityGate Grille where hosts John and Mae Calamos welcomed NHS and NHM Board members and guests. The dinner was held by NHS, a sponsor of several National Hellenic Museum programs, including the NHM’s Spirit of Marathon exhibit and Homer Project. The Marathon exhibit celebrates the ancient race from its roots to modern day. NHS will bring the Marathon exhibit to next year’s Boston Marathon as a symbol of NHS’ commitment and support of the shared values we treasure. The Homer Project is a permanent archive of the Greek American experience as told through the recorded interviews of Greek Americans.
Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of the Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2004 Athens Olympics attended the reception along with Ambassador Dimitris Tziras, Deputy Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations. Ambassador Angelopoulos-Daskalaki presented personalized copies of her book, My Greek Drama to the guests in attendance which included, NHS Board Chairman, George Marcus and several joint NHS and NHM’s members including John Calamos, Aris Halikias, Dr. George Korkos, Peter Parthenis, Sr., Tom Skallas and NHM President Connie Mourtoupalas.
The NHS held their Board meeting on the following day at the Hotel Arista at the Calamos campus. The agenda included discussions on further collaborative efforts between the NHM and NHS and other positive developments relating to the NHS’ mission, programs and expansion.
The National Hellenic Museum’s mission is “to preserve and explore Hellenism and to chronicle the Greek American journey through exhibitions, oral histories, archival collections, and educational programs. Our purpose is to inspire in people of all backgrounds a curiosity for their own story through a greater connection to Greek history, culture, and arts.” For more information, please visit www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org