Upcoming Events: 
 
43rd Cleveland International Film Festival March 27 - April 7, 2019, Tower City Cinemas
 
 
Save the date - General Members Meeting: April 11, 2019 
Our  2019 general Members Meeting will be Thursday April 11, 2019, 6:30 PM at the Brecksville Recreation Center, 1 Community Dr, Brecksville, Ohio 44141.
Ralph D'Alessio, our Cleveland Cultural Garden representative, will give an update on the Greek Garden and HPS's proposed project to complete the Garden's frieze. 
When the Greek Garden was dedicated in 1940 a proposed relief sculpture was to be installed on the Parthenon wall facade. The frieze was never realized, and HPS will be undertaking this project.  
A brief update to the membership will kick off the evening, prior to Ralph's talk.
We will also be electing a new at large member to join the board.  
 
The Cleveland State University Department of Theate and Dance will present Tree of Oedipus. This new play developed by The Idea Theater in Athens, is having its American and English language premier at the CSU Department of Theater and Dance. The play, compiled from several ancient Greek tragedies, follows the lineage of Oedipus, from Cadmus, the first man and founder of Thebes, through the story of Oepidus' fall and redemption, to the deadly civil war between his sons, and the final battle between Creon and Antigone.
 
 
 
 
What’s going on at the Garden
 
The Greek Garden has been put to bed for the winter. Even in winter it is a popular garden to visit and take photographs. Stop by and visit the Cultrual Gardens, they are beautiful and unique to Cleveland!
 
 
The Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation's 73rd Annual One World Day was a big success. We will be looking forward to next year's event which will move back to it's August date in 2019. Mark your calendar for August 25, 2019.
 
 
Many thanks to the men at St Herman's House for their hard work maintaining the Greek Garden.
 
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New to the Collection: 
 
Books: Three Greek liturgical gospel books. On each of the gospel book's cover is either a central embossed image of the Crucifixion and in each corner an embossed image of each of the Four Hierarchs. An embossed image of the Resurrection is centered on the back cover along with images of the Four Apostles.
Gift of the Parish Council of Sts Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. 
 
Book: "Alexander The Conqueror" by Laura Foreman.
Gift of Mr. John K. Ermidis 
 
Textile: A two-piece Greek costume  with matching apron 1920-1930. Gift of Mrs Electra Johnson.
 
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Our mission: The mission of the Hellenic Preservation Society is to present a unified voice of the Hellenes in Northeastern Ohio that will promote the Greek experience through programs, presentation and cultural collections.

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