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Upcoming Programs


Join our Greek dance classes every Thursday from 7-8pm. All dance classes cover the basic Pan-Hellenic dances: Kalamatiano, Xasaposerviko, and Tsamiko at the beginning of the session. For students age 15 and up. Drops in welcome but registration is preferred. Register on our website.








Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, March 25 at 1:30pm
Celebrate Greek independence with docent-led tours of our exhibitions, singing, dancing, and crafts. Free with Museum admission.





Gold and Power in the Peloponnese
Thursday, April 6 at 6pm
A presentation of old and new excavations at Messenia, Peloponnese, showcasing the richness of Greek soil to reflect on our ancient identity.


Teacher Preview Day

Thursday, April 7 from 3pm – 5pm

Join our Education Department for a sneak peek at our exhibitions and school programs that will be offered during the 2017-2018 academic year.  We have educational resources for students in Pre-K through grade 12 that meet Illinois Common Core Standards.


Night at the Museum
Friday, April 7 at 5pm until Saturday, April 8 at 10am
Join us for a sleepover, explore the Museum by flashlight, and dig through Greek history and culture. For children ages 4-14 and their parents and grandparents.


Tuesday, April 11, all day
NHM is partnering with StoryCorps, a non-profit oral history project, to celebrate and honor the stories of our community. StoryCorps will be on-site all day to record 40-minute oral histories between two people. Click on the link above, email mbaker@hellenicmuseum.org,or call (312) 655-1234, ext. 24 to schedule a time slot.


Genocide in the Ottoman Empire
Sunday, April 23, 2017
A book talk with speaker George N. Shirinian, Executive Director, International Institute for Genocide and Human Right Studies. Co-Presented with The Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center (AMPHRC)
Cost: $15 non-members, $10 NHM & AMPHRC Members, $5 students


Byzantium Hidden in Plain Sight
Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Cost: $15 non-members, $10 NHM, $5 students

Explore how Byzantine literature, science and culture is around us every day with speaker Alexander Billinis. What happened to Byzantine literature, science and culture? What is the potential with Agia Sophia in the modern context? Join the NHM to discuss the hidden aspects of the Byzantine Empire and how we can collectively bring the stories of the Byzantium back to life.


Hellenic Heritage Parade
Sunday, April 30 at 2:30pm
Watch the 196th anniversary commemorating the Greek Declaration of Independence. The parade takes place on Halsted Street between Randolph and Van Buren. 50% off Museum admission all day!




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