Armenian refugees fleeing their homeland, ca. 1915. Photo by Armin Wagner. Courtesy of Armenian Museum of Fresno

Armenian Journey Lecture Series
May 14, May 30 & July 11, 2015


Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a free lecture series corresponding with the Museum’s temporary exhibit “Armenian Journey: From Shattered Past to Prosperity” is available with advance registration. Choose from:

“Legacy of a Century of Denial”
By Dr. Herand Markarian
Thursday, May 14, 2015 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm

A multimedia presentation by Dr. Herand Markarian will examine the global effects a century of denial of the Armenian Genocide has had beyond the Ottoman Empire. An author and playwright, Dr. Markarian has written many published works on the Armenian Genocide, including “The Martyred Armenian Writers 1915-1922 – An Anthology,” which will be available for purchasing and signing immediately following the presentation.

“California and the Repatriation to Soviet Armenia”
By Hazel Antaramian-Hofman
Saturday, May 30, 2015 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm

A presentation by Hazel Antaramian-Hofman will explore the Great Repatriation of Armenians from California following WWII. An artist and art historian residing in Fresno, CA, Ms. Antaramian-Hofman’s work is currently featured in the exhibit “Armenian Journey: From Shattered Past to Prosperity.”

“Woven Legacy: Armenian Orphan Rugs”
By Hratch Kozibeyokian
Saturday, July 11, 2015 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Master-weaver and president of the Armenian Rugs Society Hratch Kozibeyokian will present the legacy of Armenian “orphan rugs” made by thousands of children who survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide and share new information on recently-discovered examples of these woven pieces of history.

Sponsored by the California Armenian Legislative Caucus, each lecture is free with advance registration by 5:00 pm on the day prior and includes admission to all of the Museum’s current exhibits.*

*Tickets limited to 2 per event registrant & events limited to a maximum capacity of 50 each.