Local Museum of Milies
The Local Museum of Milies, in Pelion, in its 40 years of operation, preserves, presents and promotes the cultural heritage of Milies.
HISTORY OF THE COLLECTION
In 1982 a collection that referred to Milies was offered to the village by Kostas and Helen Fay Stamati, a couple with family links in the area.
The collection presented the history of Milies and the traditional life of its inhabitants with texts, photographs and objects.
The couple offered a pamphlet of the collection in Greek, English and French, a map of Milies, post-cards with the main sites of
interest, a poster of the railway station and a book on Milies with relevant historic details and information on traditional crafts and daily chores.
The opening of the collection was an event for the Milies Community. The collection remained open till 1987, on weekends and public holidays, the Press embracing the event that attracted an unexpected large number of visitors.
In 1987, in response to the request of the Mayor of Milies, the collection was donated to the Community with the aim of establishing a Local Museum.
The Stamatis couple study and develop new approaches of the rich historical background of Milies and donate the collection in the
name of their ancestor Daniel Philippides, an important figure of the Enlightenment period of the end of the 18 th century.
The municipal Local Museum occupies since then the first floor of the Community building, a traditional Pelion mansion, next to the
main square. The Mayor and the Director of the Research Center of the Academy of Athens had the supervision of the museum while the donor was
responsible of all educational and artistic activities.
The planning and presentation of the Local Museum in the exhibition hall were undertaken by the Stamatis couple. The limited exhibition space necessitated the use of thematic panels reminiscent of the pages of a large picture book with relevant texts, a large number of photographs and objects that provide a wider range of information on each subject.
The person responsible of the museum welcomes Greek and foreign visitors as well as school groups and pamphlets are available in Greek and English.
Benefits from the gift shop are used exclusively to cover museum expenses.
September 15 to June 15
Wednesday to Friday 10.00 – 14.00
Saturday and Sunday 11.00 – 14.00
June 16 to September 14
Daily 10.00 – 14.30