The Minister of Culture of Greece, Lina Mendoni, will visit the Center for Hellenic Studies “Paideia” at the University of Connecticut, on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 November.
“Paideia” includes a chapel dedicated to the honor and memory of the Three Hierarchs, the Greek Orthodox saints who were considered the patrons of the Greek Letters, a Library, an open-air theater in honor of Alexander the Great in the form of an ancient Greek Amphitheater and the Museum of Sparta.
The founder and president of the Center, Elias Tomazos, told The National Herald that “it is a great and a pleasure and an honor that our Center will be visited for the first time by the Minister of Culture of our homeland Greece, Ms. Lina. Mendoni, to see the complex and the work that is done.
Tomazos stressed that, “our Museum of Sparta has already been completed, many interesting exhibits have been placed in it and what we will ask the Minister is that Greece contributes to its enrichment, with exhibits that he will send us on loan for sure and any. other material that he thinks would help the promotion of Greek culture in the academic world, but also in Connecticut and the United States in general.”
He added that “we are grateful to Mrs. Mendoni, who accepted our invitation and is making this visit”, adding that “she will be accompanied by the Ambassador of Greece in Washington, Mrs. Alexandra Papadopoulou, the Consul General in New York. , Mr. Konstantinos Konstantinou, Consul Dimitris Papageorgiou, his special assistant at the Ministry of Culture, Mrs. Anna Panagiotarea, the press director, Mr. Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, and his associate Dr. Elisavet Bargue.
On the evening of November 29, Paideia will host a dinner in honor of Mendoni, who will be named a Major Benefactor of Paideia’s programs in the United States and Greece.
On Wednesday, the Minister will visit various departments of the University of Connecticut and will meet with state and local officials and representatives of the Connecticut community.