With great joy and emotion on Friday, June 15, the parody exhibition entitled “ΕΠΑΝΑCΥΣΤΑΣΗ 21: Chania” was completed, which we had the honor to host by the National History Museum for the period June-October 2021.
The exhibition presented authentic relics of the Struggle from the rich Collections of EIM as well as documents from the Archive of Historical Documents of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece. Their presentation was enriched with digitized visual material (video). Following the historical course of Hellenism from the end of the 18th century. until 1830, the ideas, causes, persons, events and results of the Independence Struggle emerged. At the same time, the Cretans’ efforts to shake off the Ottoman yoke and unite with Greece were shown, which began in April 1821 and continued until 1913. The exhibition followed the structure of the central exhibition of EIM in Athens and includes seven sections.
First section: Recording of the international situation before the outbreak of the Revolution.
Second section: Revolution in Peloponnese and Central Greece and development of the Struggle in Crete.
Third section: The key role played by the struggle at sea for the positive outcome of the Revolution.
Fourth section: The Revolutionary Society and the role of medicine in the Struggle.
Fifth section: The international radiation of the Race presenting important Philhellenes, who actively participated in the Struggle.
Sixth section: The political and diplomatic developments up to the time of Ioannis Kapodistrias and the efforts of the Cretans for the organization of the Revolutionary institutions and committees.
Seventh section: The revolutions of the Cretans throughout the 19th century but also their desire and persistence for integration-Union with Greece.
Also presented are relics of part of the personal collection of the Vice-Regional Governor of Crete, Department of Transport and Communications Mr. Konstantinos Gyparis.
This exhibition is estimated to be a very important cultural event of this summer for our city.