Benaki Museum’s Delta House opens to public in Kifissia

The former home of author Penelope Delta, at 38 E. Benaki, Kifissia, bequeathed by her daughter Alexandra to the Benaki Museum, has just been reopened as the museum’s Historic Archives Department, an independent unit founded in 1955. Inaugurated by Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki, the three-story Delta House also houses the exhibition «Penelope Delta and the World,» open to the public. It was the house in which Delta, a popular author in Greece during the early years of the 20th century, raised her children, wrote her books and received many prominent figures in Greece’s history, including statesman Eleftherios Venizelos. The exhibition includes photos, manuscripts and mementos of her life, presented by her great-grandson Alekos Zannas, who also edited the exhibition catalog which includes many of the photographs and texts on her life and work. This is an ideal excursion for schools, which can arrange to visit the house by contacting the educational programs unit (tel 210.3671.06770), where they can find out more about Delta’s children’s books including «Trellantonis» and «Mangas.»