The Great Benefactors of the Museum, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Leounes, sitting with the new president of the Pan-Laconian Federation, Mr. George Marafatsos and wife Demitra.
The Pan-Laconian Federation was established in 1948 with the purpose of uniting the Laconian Associations and Societies of the United States and Canada, and to preserve the Laconian cultural heritage.
Since its inception, the Federation has supported numerous philanthropic causes and has provided academic scholarships to deserving Laconian students in the United States, Canada and Greece.
The Federation holds Conventions annually, either in the United States or Canada and every 5th year, the Convention is held in Sparta, Greece. The purpose of the convention is to bring together all Laconians to strengthen and preserve their traditions and values; to challenge them to pass on those traditions and values to younger generations; to undertake projects that would benefit Laconian and Hellenistic causes and to plan for the future of the Federation.