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Hellenic American Historical Society of Rhode Island
c/o Heritage Harbor Museum
222 Richmond Street, Suite 206
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Americans of Hellenic ancestry met in 2002 to form an organization that will be responsible for development of the Hellenic exhibit at Heritage Harbor Museum, Rhode Island's statewide history museum and cultural center.
They formed the Hellenic American Historical Society of Rhode Island and formalized their intention to have a permanent exhibit at Heritage Harbor. The exhibit will trace the contributions that Hellene Americans have made to the Rhode Island community in business, cultural and religious life, as well as the influence of classical Hellenic architecture in some of our state's most significant buildings, including the Rhode Island State House and the Providence Arcade.
Information about the Hellenic exhibit project and how you may participate can be obtained by phone (401) 751-7979.
Among the Society's immediate priorities is identifying all Rhode Islanders of Hellenic ancestry, including those who are not members of the three Greek Orthodox churches in the region.
Anyone who has at least 25% Hellenic lineage — one grandparent of Greek descent, not necessarily born in Greece — is asked to contact (401) 751-7979 so that they can be accounted for, and their story included in this exhibit.
The Heritage Harbor Museum will be a major tourism attraction for the state of Rhode Island. It is expected to annually draw over 325,000 visitors and contribute an estimated $30 million in economic impact to the Rhode Island economy.
For further information about the museum, please phone 401-751-7979 or visit www.heritageharbor.org.
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