National Hellenic Museum Gala preview - an upcoming event with star Anna Vissi

Acclaimed musical artist and actress Anna Vissi will headline the National Historic Museum’s Gala on May 14th, 2016 at Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. For the museum, located at 333 South Halsted, Chicago, this will be the most important and significant fundraiser of the year. The funds raised are crucial to the museum’s stated mission, to “collect, preserve, share and celebrate Hellenism and the Greek American experience”. Anna Vissi’s musical style has been described as “a combination of Madonna and Celine Dion.” She is one of the top selling musical artists in Greece, with 32 platinum and 11 gold certifications from IFPI Greece, the Hellenic music industry association. She is the first Greek artist to top the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Play Club Chart. Vissi has sold more than 9.5 records worldwide.

Anna Vissi

The gala evening will feature dinner, dancing and a spectacular live auction which includes an 8 day journey through Rome, Venice, Cortona and takes the winner to a private Villa in Tuscany with a personal driver and chef, with historic walking tours and even an exhilarating visit to the Ferrari museum and factory to test drive a Ferrari!

The National Hellenic Museum Gala

Laura Evans Manatos, anchor of  “Fox 5 News at 5” in Washington, D.C. will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Elizabeth Martin, Executive Director of the museum has stated,  It’s a night for us to celebrate and honor our mission, and create opportunities for the future”.

Laura Evans Manatos

The National Hellenic Museum is the second oldest American institution dedicated to displaying and celebrating the cultural contributions of Greeks and Greek-Americans. It was created to promote an understanding of the rich cultural heritage and traditions of both ancient and contemporary Greece, as well as  provide a focus on the Greek-American immigrant experience. The museum, located at the corner of Halsted and Van Buren, has a rich history in Chicago. It’s wonderful exhibits and programs, often in partnership with the Field Museum, are open to all.

The National Hellenic Museum logo


For information about  the museum and tickets to the upcoming gala, go to


Photos courtesy of the National Hellenic Museum


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