Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Exhibits

,

Molly Conom

As a bilingual legal secretary, Molly Conom, interpreted and translated for her boss, attorney Gust Kostakos, who spoke only English which his Greek-speaking clients did not know.

Read More, View Photos and Video
,

For the second year in a row, a significant Greek presence was seen at the Greenwood Car Show in Seattle, Washington, a mile and a half of classic and unusual vehicles and one of the best people-watching events in the state. Sponsored by the Juan de Fuca chapter of AHEPA, 15 vehicles, owned by Greeks and philhellenes, parked in front of Pete’s Eggnest where Pete and Voula Sideris graciously served breakfast and provided shade and water for the participants.

Read More, View Photos and Video
,

George Rallis

From the time he was in the eighth grade, George Rallis wanted to be a football coach. His dream came true and he credits much of his success to a work ethic learned from his father. He and his brother John share their stories.

Read More, View Photos and Video
,

Thalia and Kiki Denos

West Seattle was home for a large number of Greek families when Thalia and Kiki Denos were growing up. Their family home was a center of activity for many friends and relatives.

Read More, View Photos and Video
,

Pearl Pavlos

With both Belgian and Greek legacies, Pearl Pavlos chose the latter and has always seen herself “as Greek as I can get” with inseparable ties to her Greek Orthodox Church.

Read More, View Photos and Video
,

Panos Takis

In his youth, Panos George Takis (Tsiknes) learned to share what he had with others. He was taught the spirit of generosity on the family farm in Machias, Washington, which was a gathering place for many Greeks. Today he continues to help others in need.

Read More, View Photos and Video
,

John John and Voula Dodd

For sister and brother, Voula Dodd and John John, life in Tacoma included much of the culture and traditions of living on the island of Marmara.

Read More, View Photos and Video
,

Petro and Colleen Farmasonis

Ask Petro Farmasonis where the best Greek food can be found in Seattle, Washington, and he will point to his own kitchen. From 1966 to 1979 Petro and Colleen Farmasonis operated Seattle’s successful Greek-themed restaurant, the Eleniko Horio, Greek Village.

Read More, View Photos and Video
,

JoAnn Tryfon

As a youngster in Tacoma, Washington, JoAnn Tryfon’s Greek school lessons did not stay with her. However, in her retirement years she has come to understand and appreciate what she missed as a child.

Read More, View Photos and Video
,

Pauli Diafos

Pauli (Pauline) Cave’s name is interesting. Her given name, Polixeni, literally translated means many strangers and her first married name, Diafos, was originally Diafilakis or two little kisses.

Read More, View Photos and Video