The Roots of Thanksgiving in Ancient Greece

Thanksgiving day is celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest...

Vietnam Veteran John Calamos Honored by The Washington Oxi Day Foundation

The Washington Oxi Day Foundation honored investment guru John P. Calamos, Sr. for a lesser known part of his career, his heroic service to...

Greek-American Congressmen Introduce Resolution to Recognize “Oxi Day”

Greek-American Congressmen and Hellenic Caucus members Chris Pappas, John Sarbanes and Gus Bilirakis introduced a resolution earlier this week calling for October 28 to...

Greek-American Judge James Geocaris Honored With Street Sign in Chicago

Cook County jurist James A. Geocaris was honored on Friday by having a street at Rolling Meadows, Chicago, named after him in front of...

Statue of Greek-Italian Painter of Capitol Frescoes Raised in Annapolis, MD

A statue of Greek-Italian painter Constantino Brumidi - famous for his U.S. Capitol building frescoes - has been raised in Annapolis, MD to honor...

Exhibition on the History of Romaniote Jews Opens at Greek Consulate in NYC

A photography exhibition documenting the history of Greece's Romaniote Jews, or "Romaniotes," opens on Thursday, September 19 at the Consulate General of Greece in...

Anthony Kontaratos, The Greek NASA Scientist Who Saved the Apollo 13 Crew (video)

Anthony Kontaratos was truly one of the unsung heroes in the history of NASA, as he was not only the engineer responsible for saving the...

Chicago’s National Hellenic Museum Launches Free, Online Collections Portal (video)

The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) announced on Wednesday the launch of the NHM Collections & Archives Portal, which allows anyone to access the Museum’s...

George Dilboy, The First Greek-American who Fell in World War I

It was on this day in 1918 that George Dilboy was killed on a battlefield near Belleau, France after fighting so courageously that he...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits National Hellenic Museum in Chicago

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited the National Hellenic Museum (NHM) in Chicago on Sunday, July 7. While being walked through the classroom space...

4th of July: Four Ancient Greek Ideals that Influenced American Independence

Greek Americans have one more reason to be proud on the Fourth of July each year, because they don’t only celebrate America’s Independence Day,...

“Nick the Greek,” The Immortal “Gentleman of Gambling”

On Christmas Eve 1966, “Nick the Greek” took his last breath, leaving behind an almost-mythical life spent as the high-stakes “Gentleman of gambling.” Imagine America...

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