The Armenian American Museum Governing Board has announced three major community-wide events following Glendale City Council’s historic approval including Museum Day on August 5, Telethon on September 9, and Gala Banquet on December 9, Asbarez reports.
The Armenian American Museum is a landmark project governed under the united leadership of ten leading Armenian American cultural, philanthropic, and religious non-profit institutions. In April 2018, the Glendale City Council agreed to negotiate the final Ground Lease Agreement for the Museum’s Downtown Glendale site with a lease term of up to 95 years at $1 per year, marking a major milestone for the project.
“We are excited to announce the Armenian American Museum’s upcoming community-wide events and urge our community members to mark their calendars and participate to celebrate and support the project,” stated Museum Executive Committee Chairman Berdj Karapetian.
The following community-wide events have been scheduled:
Museum Day – Sunday, August 5, 2018
The Armenian American Museum Day will bring together hundreds of community members for a special ceremony and celebration to mark the historic day at the future site of the cultural and educational center in Downtown Glendale’s Central Park.
Telethon – Sunday, September 9, 2018
The Telethon will be live broadcasted from Los Angeles and streamed online worldwide to educate the public on the Armenian American Museum and raise awareness for the historic project. Proceeds will benefit the construction of the Museum.
Gala Banquet – Sunday, December 9, 2018
The Gala Banquet at the prestigious Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood will be the signature event of the year for the Armenian American Museum. The inaugural event will bring together donors, supporters, public officials, and community leaders for a memorable evening to celebrate and support the landmark project.
The Armenian American Museum is a developing project in Glendale, CA with a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience. When completed, it will serve as a cultural campus that enriches the community, educates the public on the Armenian American story, and empowers individuals to embrace cultural diversity and speak out against prejudice.
The governing board of the Armenian American Museum consists of representatives from the following ten Armenian American institutions and organizations: Armenian Catholic Eparchy, Armenian Cultural Foundation, Armenian Evangelical Union of North America, Armenian General Benevolent Union – Western District, Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Relief Society – Western USA, Nor Or Charitable Foundation, Nor Serount Cultural Association, Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, and Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church.