Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Museum News – Fall 2015

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September – December 2015

fall1Art, “My Passport to People”

This is an exhibition featuring original watercolors, acrylics and prints by the renowned artist Bill Papas. Bill had a distinguished career as an important London political cartoonist with the London Sunday Times, the Guardian and other media.  His life’s work departed from the journalist’s and evolved to chronicle compelling universal and timeless themes.

Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum
Father Elias Stephanopoulos Center
3131 NE Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97232
Sunday, October 3, 2015fall2

ELLEN KARIS Stand-up comedian, Political Humorist, Actress, Writer, CPA Former Wall Streeter, Germaphobe, Straight Shooter  in her first-ever Seattle performance.

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Hall
1804 13th Avenue, Seattle WA
Reservations:  425 503 3421


Greeks in Washington and AHEPA Firwood District 22 are sponsoring a competition to document stories of the Greek and Greek-American experience in Washington and Oregon.  For more information about the Museum, please visit Greeks in Washington, AHEPA Firwood District 22  ore-mail or 206 325 8554

First Prize:     $1,000.00
Second Prize: $   500.00
Third Prize:    $   250.00
NOTE:  Additional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of of the review committee.

Entries may be written essays, video, audio or photographic presentations with narrative (prose or poetry) of up to 2000 words and/or not to exceed 15 minutes.  Entries will be evaluated on the basis of content, creativity, originality, thorough research and documentation of sources.

* Limited to current residents of Washington or Oregon, ages 15-21, who are part of or connected with the Greek community in either state.
* Please provide name, age, and contact information.
* Only one submission per individual.
* Submissions must be received by DECEMBER 31, 2015.  A hard copy (paper document, compact disc or USB memory stick) must accompany the submission and will become property of the Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State collection.
Mail or deliver submissions to:

Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State
1515 East Olin Place
Seattle, WA  98112

On October 17 and November 7, John and Joann Nicon will participate in two workshops sponsored by the Ethnic Heritage Council entitled “Preserving, and Sharing your heritage; an example from Greeks in Washington.”  The workshop will explore the various ways organizations or individuals may document their heritage and share it with their members and/or the public.

This project will provide access to the growing number of items in the Museum Archive by digitizing and linking these items to the Greeks In Washington virtual museum.  Visitors may then search the Archive by name, document item, photographs, etc.  A proposal has been submitted to the University of Washington Library and Information Science program to engage a graduate student for this project.  More information to follow.

Artifacts, photos and memorabilia from the exhibit A Place at the Table at MOHAI earlier this year are now part of the Museum Archive.  The items are being considered for display at other locations.  A PowerPoint summary of the exhibit is being prepared and will appear soon at Greeks in Washington   In early 2016, many of the photos and text panels will be on display at SPIN’S BARBER SHOP in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.