ABOUT US: It’s All About What Happens Inside
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) is dedicated to connecting generations to the legacy of Greek culture and history and the Greek story in America. The Museum preserves and portrays Greek history and the Hellenic legacy, sparking inquiry and discussion about the broader issues in our lives and communities through educational classes, exhibitions, and programs.
The Museum highlights Greek American contributions to the American mosaic and inspires curiosity about visitors’ own family stories through cultural expression and oral history. Field trips and tours are available every day. Public programs and community events are scheduled throughout the year. The NHM Greek Language Program offers semester-long lessons in modern Greek to all ages.
LIFELONG LEARNING FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IS A KEY COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM’S MISSION
The NHM’s educational approach draws from its rich depository of over 20,000 artifacts, photos, books, historic newspapers, and over 450 recorded histories. The NHM Collections & Archives are preserved onsite, including the Frank S. Kamberos Oral History Center which gathers audio and video recordings of interviews with Greek Americans from every walk of life. Every day, researchers, students, teachers, and historians access the archives to learn more.
Artifacts, replicas and recorded histories are used in dynamic programming to teach skills such as critical thinking, researching, writing, and interviewing. Students gain appreciation for the arts, sciences, and humanities from lessons learned across thousands of years of Greek history. The Museum’s educational programs are professionally designed and delivered for all ages, and museum educators use dialogue, storytelling and artifacts to cultivate a dynamic and fun learning environment. All NHM school programs and field trips are hands-on and meet state learning standards. All National Hellenic Museum programming continues the aim to promote self-awareness and understanding in our diverse world.
For more than 30 years and countless volunteer hours, so many have helped to build the NHM into a renowned hub for Greek American history. And the National Hellenic Museum continues to evolve with the help of many dedicated patrons, volunteers, and loyal supporters. Now, new in 2019, the NHM Collections & Archives Portal provides global access to this proud history and rich legacy.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Our Board of Trustees represents a cross section of civic, corporate, professional, and philanthropic communities across the country. The Trustees are responsible for guiding the Museum and ensuring it can fulfill its mission and vision. They provide leadership regarding strategic direction and financial resources.
The National Hellenic Museum has a hard-working and dedicated staff that is committed to the development of the Museum.
If you’d like to join the dedicated staff of our world-class museum, please check our list of current job openings.
The National Hellenic Museum offers unpaid credit and non-credit internships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year.
Whether you want to meet new people, gain work experience, or help out in your community, we have plenty of rewarding ways for you to pitch in as a volunteer.