“Armenian Journey: From Shattered Past to Prosperity” opening Mar. 31st to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide
New exhibit exploring Armenian immigrants’ impact on California, including award-winning author William Sayoran, iconic entertainer Cher & former California Gov. George Deukmejian, to memorialize massacres that began on April 24, 1915
“Armenian Journey: From Shattered Past to Prosperity” is an all new exhibit exploring the contributions of Armenians to California history and culture.
Fleeing poverty, natural disaster and persecution, immigrants from Armenia have thrived in California for over 100 years.
Through artifacts including original works of art, historic photographs and cultural objects, the significant achievements of Armenian Californians are chronicled from the farms of Fresno to the stages of Hollywood and the halls of government in Sacramento.
Notables of Armenian descent, including Pulitzer and Academy Award-winning author William Saroyan, celebrated entertainer Cher and former California Gov. George Deukmejian, are also highlighted.
Open Tues., Mar. 31 through Sun., Aug. 2, 2015
California Museum, Archives Plaza, 1020 O Street (10th & O Streets), Sacramento, CA 95814
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