The Pancretan Association of America (PAA) has dedicated a special exhibit honoring the late Greek patriot and Prime Minister, Eleftherios K. Venizelos at the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio. The exhibition is currently open to the public.
This special exhibit is displayed in conjunction with the museum’s annual car show, “Packards Abroad.” Constantinos Valantasis, pastor of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, will give the invocation, and James Maropoulakis Denney, national legal advisor of the Pancretan Association of America, will present the exhibit.
PAA President Giannis Manos gave a book titled “Historical Album: Elftherios Venizelos” written in English and Greek, published under the auspices of PAA, to the Packard museum.
Venizelos and his wife, Elena, survived an assassination attempt June 6, 1933 amid the political turmoil, when they were attacked while traveling in the suburbs of Athens in their 1929 Packard automobile. Bullets pierced the steel body of the Packard, but none reached the couple.
Greek-Americans and everyone interested can visit the museum to admire the historical exhibit and travel with their imaginations back to the Greece of the 1940s.