Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum (NHM) is hosting the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s centennial exhibit Legacy, Renewal & Unity: Celebrating 100 Years of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, from September 16, 2023, through February 11, 2024.
Last year, members of the Greek Orthodox church and community came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Archdiocese (1922-2022), the legacy of the church, and the breadth of the organization’s impact.
The exhibit was designed to help people from both within and outside of the Greek community understand and celebrate the history of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and offers a multi-media experience incorporating audio, video, and physical artifacts from the Archdiocese archives.
The Legacy, Renewal & Unity exhibit was originally made possible through a generous grant from Leadership 100 to the Archdiocese’s Centennial Committee, which then also provided the funding for its presence in Chicago.
The exhibit was conceived, created, and produced by a collaborative team from the Archdiocese and A. Stein Production, Inc. of New York City. It is on display at NHM as part of the museum’s commitment to the Greek-American community.
Exhibit on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America at the National Hellenic Museum
“The opening of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s centennial exhibit at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago is of profound significance to us all,” said His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.
“This exhibit serves as a testament to our enduring heritage, a legacy that has shaped our identity and values over the past century. Through this showcase, we not only honor the trials and triumphs of our ancestors but also embrace the opportunity to foster unity among our community.
“As we reflect on our journey, we are inspired to carry forward the torch of faith, culture, and resilience to future generations. This exhibit encapsulates our shared narrative, reminding us that our past informs our present and empowers our collective future.”
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) is dedicated to connecting generations to the legacy of Greek culture and history and the Greek story in America. The Museum preserves and portrays Greek history and the Hellenic legacy, sparking inquiry and discussion about the broader issues in our lives and communities through educational classes, exhibitions, and programs.
The Museum highlights Greek American contributions to the American mosaic and inspires curiosity about visitors’ own family stories through cultural expression and oral history. Field trips and tours are available every day.
The National Hellenic Museum will hold its annual gala supporting the museum’s mission to share Greek history, art, culture, and the Greek-American story. The upcoming event will include fine dining, live music, dancing, and a spectacular auction.
The gala will take place on Saturday, September 16th at 6 pm local time at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Chicago, not far from the National Hellenic Museum itself, which is also based in the city.