Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Museum News – Fall 2017

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Professor Andreas Stathopoulos on Sunday, October 19, 2017 at St. Demetrios Community Hall in Seattle


SWING AWAY, the poignant movie about a woman golfer in Greece was seen at a special showing by almost 100 people on September 24th.  The movie is about is about family values, our ethnic culture and history, and the effort to promote a sport in Greece which will benefit the future generations of children and enhance the travel industry there.  This film was produced on a budget of 1.5 million dollars by those who realized their investment would most likely not return any of their investment capital.  They did it because they are PROUD GREEKS who love the idea of “Paying it Forward.”  FILOXINIA”

As of October 13, the movie will appear in several cities (not Seattle) around the country.  It is also scheduled to be available on Video on Demand in the future Sign up at to be kept informed. Meanwhile here are a couple of “clips” from the actor, John O’Hurley who can’t say enough about his Greek experience:

INTERVIEW:  WESH 2 / NBC – ORLANDO, FL September 27, 2017 – Interview, Trailer, Poster
INTERVIEW: The Golf Channel – Facebook Live (Online) September 27, 2017 – Interview
If you no longer have a turntable to play to play Greek music, especially the old brittle 78rpms, or if your CD selection is limited, here is a way to enjoy the music on your computer or smart phone New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor George Blood L.P. and additional volunteers, the Great 78 Project to date has put over 50,000 digitized 78rpm discs and cylinder recordings on the Internet Archive, which can be listened to in all their crackling glory.
Just click on one of the following links and enjoy the music.
15-20 February, 2018

Yvonne Hunt, choreographer, Greek dance instructor and lover of all things Greek, once again offers her Carnival workshop in February of 2018. 5 days of carnival and dance activities in several villages of the Serres Prefecture of Macedonia, northeastern Greece (with a possible side-trip to Naoussa celebrations). Events are living traditions, not tourist activities. Participation limited to 8.

Cost:  600 Euros double, 675 Euros single (breakfast included in price)
DEPOSIT: 300 Euros. Registration deadline: 31 January 2018
For registration or further information: Yvonne Hunt | 1+206-523-2477 |

Many have asked when Greeks in Washington will have a physical site. With over 600 items (documents, photos, and other artifacts) finding and paying for a physical space has not been a priority.  Rather, the “virtual” Greeks in Washington Museum may be visited 24/7/365.  While a bricks and mortar site may be desirable, one can visit the archive “on line” by selecting COLLECTIONS from the home page or go directly to GIVE IT A TRY!!


With the many activities held in our Northwest Greek and Greek Orthodox community, the idea of a “communal calendar” has been suggested many times. Now, with the technology available, this can be done in a way that all organizations can view information, check the calendar to help avoid conflicts and generally coordinate our activities. Greeks in Washington has created a communal calendar and will provide this service for the Greek Community of the Northwest.  The calendar can be viewed on a “read only” basis by the public. The calendar will be evaluated during this “trial” period to determine its usefulness.

To submit an event, please review the guidelines below and send the details (name, date, description, contact information, website etc.) to
Typical Events that would be included:

  • Special Holidays
  • Festivals & Dinners
  • Fundraisers for Greek Organizations
  • Speaker Series or Film Showings
Typical Events that would NOT be included:

  • General Church Events (e.g. Sunday Liturgy)
  • Memorials
  • Weddings
  • Birthdays

This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but to give general parameters for calendar content. Postings are up to the discretion of the calendar administrator.


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