Get Your Architectural Kitsch on Route 66

Online IL, United States

Called the Mother Road, U.S. Highway 66 has been a fixture in American history since its inception in 1926. Join us for a trip along the highway - known simply […]

$15

Stained-Glass in Chicago’s Synagogues

Online IL, United States

When we think of stained glass windows, we often think of Churches. Synagogues also have a rich tradition of stained-glass windows. Join us as we explore how these windows beautify sacred spaces across Chicago. In 2021 Chicagoans were alerted to the possibility of the Loop Synagogue closing due to the impact of the pandemic. Fortunately, […]

$15

Architecture Essentials

Online IL, United States

Learn fun facts about significant Chicago buildings and key architectural terms, styles and materials with CAC's Director of Interpretation, Adam Rubin. A must-see for architecture enthusiasts! Chicago is synonymous with […]

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Bold Byzantine Women: Empress Theodora, Anna Komnene, and St. Kassia

Online IL, United States

Join NHM Discussions as we explore the lives and legacies of three of the Byzantine Empire's most influential figures: Empress Theodora, Anna Komnene, and St. Kassia. Theirs are stories of palace intrigue, spiritual seeking, and intellectual vibrancy. In the man’s world of the Byzantine Empire, these three women left a legacy for us today.

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The Greek Diner and the Making of American Cuisine

Online IL, United States

In this hour-long class, we will explore the history of the Greek diner and its profound influence on American food culture. On the eve of World War I, Greek immigrants began buying up the diners abandoned by German Americans facing anti-German persecution brought on by the war. In these kitchens, the new Greek owners would […]

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NHM Virtual Book Club – The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break

Online IL, United States

Join the National Hellenic Museum’s Virtual Book Club! In December, we will be discussing The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherril.  Book Club is free to join and meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM CST via Zoom.   More about The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break: Five thousand years out of the labyrinth, the Minotaur […]

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Bold Byzantine Women: Empress Theodora, Anna Komnene, and St. Kassia

Online IL, United States

Join NHM Discussions as we explore the lives and legacies of three of the Byzantine Empire's most influential figures: Empress Theodora, Anna Komnene, and St. Kassia. Theirs are stories of palace intrigue, spiritual seeking, and intellectual vibrancy. In the man’s world of the Byzantine Empire, these three women left a legacy for us today.

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What Did Homer Sound Like?: A Brief History of the Greek Language

Online IL, United States

Greek may well be the world’s oldest continuously spoken linguistic tradition. In this hour-long class, we will explore the long life of the Greek language, from Proto-Greek speakers arriving in the Greek peninsula thousands of years ago to the "Greeklish" of the Greek diaspora.

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NHM Virtual Book Club – The Greeks: A Global History

Online IL, United States

Join the National Hellenic Museum’s Virtual Book Club! In November, we will be discussing The Greeks: A Global History by Roderick Beaton, a sweeping history of the Greeks, from the Bronze Age to today. This title was selected by members of NHM Virtual Book Club Book Club is free to join and meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 […]

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Bold Byzantine Women: Empress Theodora, Anna Komnene, and St. Kassia

Online IL, United States

Join NHM Discussions as we explore the lives and legacies of three of the Byzantine Empire's most influential figures: Empress Theodora, Anna Komnene, and St. Kassia. Theirs are stories of palace intrigue, spiritual seeking, and intellectual vibrancy. In the man’s world of the Byzantine Empire, these three women left a legacy for us today.

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