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.
How Athens Got Its Name
Dr. Effies Piliouni Albrecht
The goddess Athena, daughter of Dias (Zeus), was born not of a woman but out of her father’s head. She was revered for her wisdom and her military prowess and gave the city its name after she had gifted its inhabitants with the olive tree. In my talk, I will trace the history of Athens and make the connections between the capital of Greece and the relationship of the goddess with the city and its people.
Friday, November 11, 2022
6 PM Champagne Social & Museum Tours
7 PM Presentation to Follow
Saturday, November 12, 2022
5 PM Reception & Museum Tours
6:30 PM Dinner, Live Auction, Greek Music & Dancing
Opened July 25th, 2021
Special Exhibit: “In the Shadow of the Acropolis” is now on display at the museum.
HACCM invites you to its current exhibit “In the Shadow of the Acropolis” and to vicariously travel to Athens to visit the ancient Acropolis with all its magnificent structures – the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and many others. Following the ancient tour, you will walk to the Plaka, the ancient agora (marketplace) of Athens. Here you will find a vibrant area of shops, restaurants, museums, and ancient sites.
Vases & Verses Online 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.
HACCM is currently open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and by appointment only any other day of the week.
You may contact us either by phone (503) 858-8567 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Philhellenes of the Western Hemisphere and the Contribution of the Americans to the Greek Revolution of 1821 – Special Webinar by Demetrios Stavrakas
Since ancient times, Philhellenes, friends of Greece and Greek culture, have existed worldwide. In 1821, four hundred years after the fall of the Byzantine empire and the Ottoman occupation, the Greeks decided to fight for their independence and freedom. Many people in Europe and the Americas were inspired by the Enlightenment era of the West. During that time they believed that philosophy, science, the arts and many aspects of daily life had their foundations in ancient Greece. Learn more about this pivotal time in Greece’s history!
Click here to watch the recording of the presentation!
November 13th, 2021
Contribution of the Ionian Islands to the Greek War of Independence of 1821 WEBINAR
Before and during the Greek War of Independence the Seven Ionian Islands participated with the Filiki Eteria -The Society of Friends – in the planning of the Revolution of 1821. In addition, they provided protection and shelter for many families of the revolutionary war fighters during the Revolution as well as financial support and participation in many battles on the war. Save the date. Click here to view the recording!
Future Events Themes:
Greek Immigration and Life in the Adapted Country
The Youth and Young Adults of our community
Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1922 Smyrna genocide