Honoring the Future
by Preserving Our Past
The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum (HACCM) is the leading 501(c)(3) museum and cultural center of its kind in the Western United States. It is located on the second floor of the Fr Elias Stephanopoulos Center.

HACCM was created to:

  • Gather, preserve and share the Hellenic (Greek) American experience in Oregon and SW Washington
  • Celebrate the rich cultural tradition brought to this region by Hellenes
  • Honor the activities and accomplishments of Hellenic Americans.

Exhibit Now Online: Vases and Verses

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ENDING SOON! This is your last chance to see our current Exhibit! Visit our online Vases and Verses exhibit and experience the theater and literature of ancient Greece! Learn about masks, costumes, and the role of the chorus. View the renowned Epidaurus theater and learn how the sanctuary led to the building of the theater.


Philhellenism and the Role of the Great Powers in the Greek War of Independence

In antiquity, the term Philhellene (φιλέλλην, from φίλος/philos i.e., friend + Έλλην/Hellen i.e., Greek) was used to describe non-Greeks who were fond of Ancient Greek Culture and Greeks who patriotically upheld their culture. Philhellenism has manifested itself throughout the history of the Greek nation, including the period during and after the Greek War of Independence. Philhellenism, and the resulting aid, proved critical to the war’s success and influential in its aftermath.

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Upcoming Events

May 10th – June 13th, 2021 – The Marguerite Frances Sylvia Exhibit “Reflections” will be on display at the museum. More information to come.

June 2021 – Webinar Lecture “Philhellenism in the US and West during the Greek War of Independence”
Speaker: Demetri Stavrakas
More information to come

Late June 2021 Special Exhibit: “In the Shadow of the Acropolis” will be on display at the museum. More information to come.

News

Ζήτω Η Ελλάς
A Salute to Greece

A Proclamation on Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2021 | The White House


May 10th – June 13th, 2021 – The Marguerite Frances Sylvia Exhibit “Reflections” will be on display at the museum.

“Reflections” by Marguerite Frances Sylvia

More information to come.


HACCM  will be opening by appointment only on Tuesdays from 11:00am to 3:00pm beginning Tuesday, April 20th, 2021.

You may contact us either by phone (503) 858-8567 or by email at haccmpdx@gmail.com.