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Armenian Journey: From Shattered Past to Prosperity

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March 31-August 2, 2015

This exhibit explores the contributions of Armenians to California culture and history. Fleeing poverty, genocide, and natural disaster in their homeland, immigrants from Armenia have thrived in California since the 1880s.

Original art, historic photographs, cultural objects and rare artifacts illustrate the significant achievements of Armenian Californians from the farms of Fresno to the stages of Hollywood and the halls of government in Sacramento.

Notables of Armenian descent such as Pulitzer and Academy award-winning author William Saroyan, celebrated performer Cher and former California Governor George Deukmejian are highlighted.