MUSEUM NEWS, OCTOBER, 2013
PANTAGES PRESENTATION – On October 13 at the Church of the Assumption Community Hall in Seattle an attentive audience of almost 60 heard Dr. Taso Lagos give an insightful and emotional speech about Alexander Pantages, the Greek theater mogul. His extensive research into the life of Pantages continues to provide an important historical segment of Greeks in Washington. Dr. Lagos and his wife, Nektaria Klapaki, are both on the faculty of the Hellenic Studies Program at the University of Washington. The full video may be viewed on the web site www.greeksinwashington.org under THE COLLECTION in Film, Video and DVDs.
NEXT BOARD MEETING/ANNUAL MEETING - Sunday, November 10, 1 pm at the Nicon home. All are welcome!
ARCHIVAL/STORAGE SPACE OBTAINED - The Museum is excited about its new space at the Church of the Assumption in Seattle which was used for the library prior to construction of the new parish hall in 2012. With built-in shelving, high ceiling and an excellent central location, this space promises to provide an excellent place for the collection and a work space in addition to availability for research and visitation. While not a display area, the public is welcome to visit by appointment by calling 206 325 8554.
In order to adequately furnish the space a number of items are needed – e.g., Moving Expenses ($200), Printer/copier/fax/scanner ($200), Rolling shelves ($100), Archival supplies ($400), Work/meeting table($100), 6 Chairs ($300), and Office Supplies ($200) – a total of $1500. Your contribution of any amount to help cover these expenses would be deeply appreciated and can be sent to the Museum at 1515 E Olin Place, Seattle, WA 98112
VIDEO INTERVIEWS CONTINUE - As of October 1, 2013, over 100 video interviews have been conducted in almost every part of the state. Eighty three “exhibits” have been posted on the Museum web site and 13 more are in progress Contact with the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum of Oregon and Southwest Washington located in Portland, Oregon, has been established to explore ways of sharing the work between the two states. Initially Museum representatives will extend the video interviewing into the Vancouver, Washington, area while other options for cooperation are being discussed.