We are currently preserving artifacts of local Greek American historical significance at our facility at the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 256 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. We are developing heritage center programming that will someday allow all visitors to be inspired by the ground-breaking thinking of our ancestors and cultural heroes. Until such time that the physical building at the Heritage Center is open to the public our artifacts will be made available online in our Archives.
The building includes the following:
- Engaging exhibits showcasing the values and spirit of ancient cultural heroes, philosophers, and freethinkers
- A collection of memorabilia and historical records, that will continue to grow as the center expands
- A meeting facility designed to entertain the Society’s programming, community meetings, organization meetings, and cultural events
Participating in HCI-PSAR
Since 2016, the Greek-American Heritage Society is participating through its Greek American Heritage Museum in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR).
The goal of the HCI-PSAR project is to make better known and more accessible the important but often “hidden” archival collections in the many small archival repositories in the Philadelphia region.
Together with HCI-PSAR, we will have the opportunity to work in bringing the Greek American Heritage Museum’s significant archival collections to light.
The Greek American Heritage Museum’s archival collections descriptions have been added to the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) finding aid site. The Greek American Heritage Museum will also be included in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s History Affiliates Organization Directory, which is an online directory of small and mid-sized history and heritage organizations in the Philadelphia area.