Marguerite Frances Sylvia collection of Paintings

The Musicians

“Peggy” Sylvia painted the people of her Greek village. What emerged was a study of humanity on earth, a study of the human condition. She donated her collection to Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum and the means to maintain it.

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Elaine Pappas-Suarez

Sofialakis sculpting

The collection consists of items donated by Elaine Pappas-Suarez, who collected and rescued a variety of art objects during her eleven years as an exporter living in Greece from 1969-1981. Ms. Pappas has gifted her Greek collection to our museum so that these objects, which range from antiquity to modern times, may be viewed by our community, schoolchildren and visitors and may be enjoyed for future generations.

Items include: Pottery, sculptures, coins, clothing, textiles, Karaghiozi items, weaving, jewelry, etchings, fossils, wood block prints, liturgical articles, linens, brass, lithographs, tools and architectural elements.

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Master Pen Works of Tom Stefopoulos

The collection consists of paintings by the master pen artist Tom Stefopoulos and photographs of his art showcasing a skill not often seen in today’s art world. Items include pen art from the 1930s through the 1960s and photographs of his work on the Lovejoy ramp columns.

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Immigrant and Family History Preservation

We have been preserving the history of members of our community, including recordings of oral histories and the professions of Greek immigrants to this area.

Greek journalist visiting Greek rail gang in Oregon University of Utah Special Collections

Grocery Store in Portland

We have been preserving the history of members of our community including recordings of Oral Histories, Lectures, the Professions of Greek immigrants to Oregon and SW Washington area and the Wedding Album, a chronicle of the weddings of parishioners of the Portland Holy Trinity Cathedral both past and present.

Textiles, Furnishings, coins and Musical Instruments

Traditional Furnishings




Greek Instruments


Greek Coins


Traditional Dresses of the Hellenic (Greek) People





… and much more