Monday, May 6, 2013

GREEK CULTURE HAS A NEW HOME IN MIDTOWN - Detroit, Michigan



Article printed in the Detroit Free Press, April 12, 2013 - by staff writer Christine Hall

"For Karla Scherer, the new Hellenic Museum of Michigan -- opening Saturday in Midtown Detroit's Cultural Center with an exhibit about the history of Greektown -- is "just serendipity."

The museum -- which celebrates Greek history and culture in the region and state -- is in her grandparents' historic home, the Scherer House on Kirby Street, where in the basement her father invented the machine for the manufacture of soft gelatin capsules.

The museum's mission also holds a special place because her late husband, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Theodore Souris, was the state's only Greek-American justice.

"It's wonderful how the circle completed itself," said the 76-year-old, fourth-generation Detroiter who now lives in Chicago. "In a city in which so many things are being demolished, the fact that the house will live on is the most gratifying thing to me of all." . . . . . . Read entire article 



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