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The Greek Immigrant who Created the Legendary Dove Bar Ice Cream

Dove Bar ice cream was created by Greek immigrant Leo Stefanos in Chicago, in 1956 bringing sweetness to the Windy City’s South Side.

How Ernest Hemingway Witnessed the Greek Genocide

Ernest Hemingway  witnessed at first hand as a journalist the displacement of the Greeks from their ancestral homelands of Asia Minor.

Classical Greece and Mies Architecture at Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum

The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) and the Mies van der Rohe Society will co-host an event on Thursday, May 19th that will explore the blend of classical Greek influences and constructivist form in Mies van der Rohe’s architecture. Titled "Classical...

The Greek Shepherd Who Became Chicago’s Greatest Marketing Genius

A Greek-American tavern owner may have well been the marketing genius to top them all. William "Billy Goat" Sianis rose from being a penniless shepherd in the hills around Tripoli to becoming the owner of a legendary tavern and...

Chicago Greektown: The Heart of Hellenism in The Windy City

Chicago's Greektown, the dining and nightlife district on the city's Near West Side, is the undisputed cultural hub for the third-largest population of Greeks living in the USA. Greektown's bars and restaurants, serving some of the best Greek food in...

All the Direct Flights Between Greece, US to Start Off 2022

This summer, American airlines will operate 14 direct flights every week between eight large US airports and Athens, Greece as the country eases its coronavirus travel requirements. Greek tourism minister Vassilis Kikilias said after a meeting with US Ambassador to...

The Story of the First Greek-American from Chicago Killed in World War II

Leo Loumbas was the first Greek-American killed in World War II (WWII) from the city of Chicago. His death is memorialized, especially by the Greek-American community, in his home city of Chicago, where services have been held in his honor...

National Hellenic Museum Reopens with Exhibition by Prince Nikolaos

The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago, Illinois will reopen this fall on September 26th with a special photography exhibition titled "Resilience" by Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark. The museum, the second oldest institution in America centered on Greek and...

“Taste of Greektown” Festival Returns to Chicago for Summer 2021

The "Taste of Greektown" festival held annually in Chicago will bring fun, food, and drink with a Greek twist to the major US city in 2021. 

The History of Greektown in Chicago from the 1840s to Now

Greektown in Chicago came about after Greek ship captains arrived in the city in the 1840s from New Orleans by way of the Mississippi River.