Lowell: The Acropolis of Hellenism of America

The room at The University of Massachusetts Lowell was standing room only. Shown at the center of the front row is Mr. George Behrakis. (Photo by TNH/Theodore Kalmoukos)

BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts Lowell History Department in collaboration with the Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society and the Dr. Christos J. Bentas Endowment for Hellenic Studies organized the photographic exhibition and lecture titled Acropolis of America: The Greek Community of Lowell 1874-2020.

More than 300 hundred Greek-Americans attended the exhibition’s opening event despite rain and strong winds and among them were prominent businessman and philanthropist from Lowell George Behrakis, the Greek-American Mayor of the city of Lowell William Samaras, …

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