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GREEK DANCE CLASS

Adult Dance classes are currently offered in the basic/beginner level and intermediate/advanced level. Beginner dance class will run on Thursday evenings from 6:15-6:45 PM and the intermediate/advanced dance class will run from 6:45-7:15 PM. Beginner classes will run at a slower pace and focus on traditional Greek dances that you would typically see at weddings, baptisms and other functions. Intermediate/advanced dance classes will include a wide-array of dances from the main land, Greek islands, Cyprus and many more! Dance memberships are available for students interested in classes from September – May.

 

 

 

January

 

VASILOPITA CELEBRATION

January 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Join us for the annual family New Year’s Celebration as we cut the vasilopita cake to bring good luck in the New Year.

 

DOCENT TRAINING DAY: Intro to Oral History

January 19, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Want to volunteer at a great museum? Interested in learning from stories of the past? Want to know more about your own community? Join us in this training about how to gather oral histories. All welcome.

 

February

 

TEACHER VISIT DAY

February 8, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Join the NHM Education Department to hear about the tours, exhibits and school programs offered at the Museum. NHM has flexible teacher resources and fieldtrips designed for students in Pre-K through Grade 12 that meet Illinois Common Core Standards.

 

“THE GREEKS OF ASIA MINOR” – A Workshop for Educators 

February 9, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Join the Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic  Research Center (AMPHRC) in this training for teachers. Educators will gain a deeper knowledge of the remarkable history of the Greeks of Asia Minor and will receive free teaching materials. 5 CPDU Credits Available.

 

 

THEA HALO

February 11, 2018 from 2:00-4:00

 

 

HERCULES IN FILM WITH DR. JON SOLOMON 

February 18, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

This fascinating and illustrated presentation will survey the many appearances of Hercules on screen. Enjoy watching film clips and learn the cinematic history of this iconic ancient Greek hero.

 

 

BYZANTINE EMPIRE WITH DR. KATHERINE KELAIDIS 

February 25, 2018 from 2:00 -4:00 PM

Join us near the 564th anniversary of the Empire’s fall to explore the ways in which the legacy of the Byzantines lives today and how this fabled kingdom has shaped the world we live in.

 

 

 

March

THE TRIAL OF MEGACLES: A TEST OF DEMOCRACY

March 1, 2018, 6:30pm   |    Rubloff Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago

In the latest installment of the NHM Trial Series, Megacles, a leader of Athens, protects Athenian democracy by deceiving a traitor. Are his actions justified?  Guilty or not Guilty? You Decide!

 

EXHIBIT OPENING – CHANGE: The Story of Coins

March 4, 2018   |   2:00 – 4:00 PM

The NHM’s newest exhibit will show how coins are important cultural, political, and financial instruments. This installment focuses on the impact of Alexander the Great and Hellenistic period coins.

 

 

BOOK TALK: “ARCADIANS – ΑΡΚΑΔΕΣ” WITH Dr. MARIA VLASSOPOULOU-KARYDI (Presented in Greek) 

March 15, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Join the NHM for a Greek presentation of the first bilingual book (English-Greek) to detail the origins, character, and diaspora of Arcadians from ancient times, as well as their contributions to civilization.

 

 

THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLDVIEW OF ST. MAXIMUS THE CONFESSOR WITH DR. SOTIRIS MITRALEXIS

March 22, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

This lecture will focus on the logoi doctrine of Saint Maximus the Confessor (580-662 AD) and on the philosophical implications of his seemingly obscure teaching on deification.

 

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

March 24, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Celebrate Greek independence at the National Hellenic Museum with singing, dancing, and crafts. Families welcome.

 

 

May

 

NHM GALA 2018

May 12, 2018    |   Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Celebrate the National Hellenic Museum with an evening of fine dining, a spectacular auction, and dancing!

 

 

Summer 2018

 

SUMMER CAMP: ALL ABOUT ANCIENT GREECE  

June 25-29 OR July 9-13   |   10AM-2PM for 5 days (Monday-Friday)
For children ages 4-14

Dig through Ancient Greece and learn what it means to be an archaeologist in Greece by grid mapping and analyzing artifacts from what would have been ancient burial tombs. Learn basic Greek phrases and greetings, and how to say numbers in Greek. At the end of the week, design your own piece of Greek pottery to take home.

 

 

 

 

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