This month, the National Hellenic Museum, the newest thing in ancient history, welcomes its first visitors for a month-long preview. The new museum opened its doors on November 8, allowing visitors to be among the first to experience Chicago’s newest cultural
The only museum in the US devoted to telling the story of Greek history, culture and arts from ancient times to today, the National Hellenic Museum is located in Chicago’s iconic Greektown. The public will have the chance to tour the four-story, 40,000 square foot museum during this month-long celebration before the official grand opening next month. The NHM is home to interactive permanent exhibits, high-profile traveling exhibits, a children’s education center, research library, oral history center, rooftop terrace, special events hall and gift shop.
There’s much to do and see at the new museum. Get a peek at the permanent exhibition In Search of Home: The Greek Journey From Myth to Modern Day. This preview exhibit, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the permanent exhibit, whets the appetite for the opening of In Search of Home in summer 2012. Immerse yourself in unforgettable stories at the Frank S. Kamberos Oral History Center, an interactive multi-media repository for Greek-American family histories. Check out the variety of fun and engaging opportunities in the Education Center. Experience the panoramic view of Greektown and Chicago’s iconic skyline on the rooftop terrace – and more.
The Chicago Sun-Times recently wrote about Chicago’s newest cultural landmark.