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National Hellenic Museum Celebrates Bicentennial of Greek War of Independence

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Photograph of a Greek National Day parade featuring a statue of Aristotle. The National Hellenic Museum will be celebrating the Greek War of Independence all week. Credit: NHM Collection. 2013.21.26. Courtesy of Constantine Stamis.

The Bicentennial of Greece’s War of Independence  will be celebrated all this week in programs sponsored by the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.

While we still can’t all be together in person to celebrate this milestone this year, Museum officials say, “the National Hellenic Museum still wants everyone to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence όλοι μαζί!”

A week full of digital programming is now available to help everyone get into the spirit of the Revolution.

Digital programs all week long will inform and entertain

Check in each day Monday-Friday this week at 3:30 pm CST for a digital program related to Greek Independence and Identity.

On Tuesday, March 23rd, there will be a secure titled “American Philhellenism & The Greek War of Independence,” with Dr. Maureen Santerilli.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 24th, a presentation called “Myths & Misadventures — Special Mini-sode” will be on tap.

Virtual Book Clubs are also part of the Museum’s offerings, allowing bibliophiles to explore Hellenic themes from home. You may join the NHM’s virtual Book Club here.

Streaming programs available include “British Philhellenism and Literature”

On Thursday, March 25th, the day of the Greek bicentennial of the War of Independence, a there will be a presentation called “Greek Schools & The Formation of the Greek State with Dr. Theodore G. Zervas.

Friday, March 26th, a panel of Greek-American artists will be presented, with Anthony Roberts and Tom Megalis.

The Museum hope you will join us as we look back on Greek Independence and the spirit of Hellenic Freedom today. Ζήτω η Ελλάδα!

The Museum’s first Bicentennial Program, “British Philhellenism & Literature” is available for streaming now. In addition, the Museum’s new podcast, called NHM Dialogues, is online now as well.

National Hellenic Museum offers online educational content

Join the NHM for a “behind the scenes” look at the conversations and controversies that inspire, complicate, and create the National Hellenic Museum’s work. You may listen to NHM Dialogues here.

The NHM has developed a variety of online educational content, including online videos and two digital exhibitions, as well, to help commemorate this seminal event of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence.

“Snapshot of Life: The George Phillos Photograph Collection” and “Philhellenism on Canvas: The “Greek Paintings of Alexander Mohr” are now available to online visitors. You may view the NHM’s online exhibitions here.

Of course, NHM members receive benefits all year long, every year — not just during the Bicentennial. Enjoy free admission, discounts to programs and lectures, a membership gift and much more. Learn More & Join Now, here.

The National Hellenic Museum is located at 333 South Halsted Street in Chicago, Illinois 60661. They may be reached at 312.655.1234 or through their website, here.

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