The weekend of June 4th-6th, HICD-USA celebrated two important inaugural year milestones: the opening of the Antikythera Mechanism exhibition at the Parthenon, and our virtual participation in New York City's "Sail to Freedom" honoring the Greek 1821-2021 Bicentennial.
Initiated in conversations two years ago between DeeGee Lester and Dr Xenophon Moussas, the successful effort to bring an exhibit of the Antikythera Mechanism to the Parthenon offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore this wonder of the Ancient World - the 2,000-year-old analog computer.
The project was launched through the efforts of HICD and K20Connect (under CEO Dr Kecia Ray, an HICD Board member) to underwrite the initial funding of the project and to provide shipment of the replica of the Mechanism. The museum's additional collaborative efforts with community partners including The Memorial Foundation, The Sandra Schatten Foundation, Humanities Tennessee, the Tennessee Arts Commission, Centennial Park Conservancy, and Metro Parks, brings together a compelling visual narrative of the history, discovery, and unparalleled historic value of the Mechanism.
Visit the Parthenon website for in-person visitation hours and admission prices. And watch here and on the HICDUSA Facebook page for dates and details of events later this summer surrounding the visit of notable Antikythera Mechanism protagonist Dr. Xenophon Moussas.