New Online Lecture, Virtual Book Group, & Social Media Initiatives

The Greeks of Colonial Florida with Menios Papadimitriou

In our latest installment of our online lecture series, NHM's Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis sits down with Menios Papadimitriou, a doctoral student at Fordham University working on the modern history of Orthodox Christianity. Today, he will discuss an early Greek settlement in colonial America.

New Social Media Initiatives

Looking for more ways to engage with us and our community?  Great news!  The National Hellenic Museum is excited to launch several new recurring series that will be posted each week to social media such as " Great Philhellenes" and "Staff Pick" which will alternate each week in addition to our long running "From the Collections" series. These series will be posted to NHM's Facebook and Instagram pages, so be sure to follow us for more great online content!

Find our first of the "Great Philhellenes" series, featuring John Welsey Gilbert  (pictured above) here:
Announcing NHM Virtual Book Club

Join us as NHM launches our Virtual Book Club facilitated by our Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis. Each month the NHM Book Club will choose a book that is either inspired by the Hellenic legacy or by a Greek American author (and sometimes both!). Then we will gather to discuss the book on Zoom!
Our first book will be Omeros, by the Nobel Prize winning writer Derrick Walcott. This modern epic poem adapts Homer's Odyssey and Iliad to tell the story of Walcott's native St. Lucia and the writer's own life, in a sweeping narrative that jumps St. Lucia to Brookline, Massachusetts, to the great capitals of Europe.

Book Club will be held on the third Thursday of each month.  More information to come!  

Our First Three Books:
Thursday, July 17th - Omeros by Derrick Walcott
Thursday, August 20th -  Let Me Explain You by Annie Liontas
Thursday, September 17th - Circe by Madeline Miller

Visitors to NHM exhibitions and tours  are invited to interact hands-on with culture and to reflect about making their own place in history. The legacy of Hellenism lives on through active learning at the Museum!

We offer a variety of school and family programs that encourage experiential learning and offer new ways of thinking about Greek history and the Greek culture to supplement classroom and home learning.
NHM members receive benefits all year long. Enjoy free admission, discounts to programs and lectures, a membership gift and much more.

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