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National Hellenic Museum, Chicago

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The National Hellenic Museum is the second oldest American institution dedicated to displaying and celebrating the cultural contributions of Greeks and Greek-Americans. Formerly known as the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, the National Hellenic Museum is located in Chicago’s Greektown, at the corner of Halsted and Van Buren Streets. The National Hellenic Museum has recently undergone a modernization program that cumulated in the museum moving to its current building in December 2011. The official opening of the NHM took place on December 10th, 2011 and proved to be a marked event within the Greek community of Chicago.
Created to promote understanding of the rich cultural traditions of ancient and contemporary Greece, as well as a focus on the Greek-American immigrant experience, the National Hellenic Museum has become a fixture in the Greek Community in Chicago.
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  • National Hellenic Museum is really a highlight from my Chicago trip. Big museum - lots to see and learn. Amazing exhibition on current refugee crisis in Europe, and very often overlooked impact on...  more »
  • Congratulations to the Greek Americans who have created this National Hellenic museum which boasts the largest collection of Greek American artefacts in the world.It gives a great insight as to how...  more »
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  • They could have provided more contents and objects in the permanent part of the museum for this fee. Sort of basics of Greek culture and their influence in the world are needed. The gallery was beautiful and well-presented though. The best part was the rooftop view.
  • Good to spend time on weekend. Nice stuff, a lot to see

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