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Armenian American Museum Hosts Beam Signing Celebration


Glendale, CA (April 2, 2024) – The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California hosted a Beam Signing Celebration with museum supporters at the construction site of the highly anticipated cultural and educational center. Attendees had the special opportunity to sign and write messages of support on the pinnacle beam which will soon be installed and become a permanent fixture of the museum building superstructure.


Executive Director Shant Sahakian officially kicked off the Beam Signing Celebration by welcoming museum supporters to the construction site of the highly anticipated cultural and educational center.


“The Armenian American Museum is a dream that is becoming a reality thanks to you,” stated Board of Trustees Co-Chair Archbishop Hovnan Derderian on behalf of the museum leadership. “Decades from now, our children and grandchildren will stand here and be grateful to the many people who invested in our community’s future.”

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“The Armenian American Museum is going to be a beautiful addition that will preserve our culture, heritage, and history,” stated Councilmember Ara Najarian on behalf of the City of Glendale. “I am proud to know that my name will be etched into the building along with so many dedicated supporters who united to make the center a reality.”

Executive Chairman Berdj Karapetian concluded the event by inviting the youth and children in attendance at the event to stand with the pinnacle beam, serving as a testament to the future generations who will benefit from the museum’s cultural and educational programming.

The highly anticipated cultural and educational center is currently under construction in the museum campus at Glendale Central Park. The first phase of construction featuring the museum parking garage and building foundation has been completed. The second phase of construction featuring the two-level museum building superstructure is currently underway.

The mission of the museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience. The museum will offer a wide range of public programming through the Permanent Exhibition, Temporary Exhibitions, Auditorium, Learning Center, Demonstration Kitchen, Archives Center, and more.

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