The National Hellenic Museum is situated in the heart of Chicago’s Greektown and organizes many interesting events all year round.
Officials of the Museum try to “prove that Greeks are a small part of America’s history” and thus, this fascinating place calls Greeks as well Americans to visit its exhibitions.
And because a trip to any museum may seem a boring one, the NHS helds events for its young friends in order to show them that a Museum can also be a place for creativity. Every Thursday this summer from 10:30 to 11:30 am, families can drop-in and attend the “Young Muses.”
It is a weekly program that allows children to explore ideas expressed in NHM exhibits through arts and crafts. Each program will begin with a short, guided tour through a gallery that illustrates a new concept from Greek history or culture. For example, mythological creatures in Gods, Myths, and Mortals or Karagiozi puppet shows in Preview: In Search of Home. After the tour, children will do an art activity that is related to the tour to reinforce the concepts discussed.
It isn’t so boring, don’t you agree? Young Muses is perfect for children ages 5-10 and their parents and takes place every Thursday from June 7 through August 30 at the NHS in Chicago. This event is free with admission which is always free for members!