Armenian Legacy in America: A 400-Year Heritage is dedicated to the anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian presence in America when, in 1618, Martin the Armenian landed in Virginia. It is an illustrated edition with 620 pages and more than 2,200 photos, including documents and rare images demonstrating the history and legacy of Armenian-American communities and their noteworthy contributions to the United States.
Based on years of research, this volume is the first attempt to present a fabulously illustrated history of the American-Armenian experience. It comprises materials from private collections and Armenian institutions of both the Republic of Armenia and the United States. Most of the materials and visual data are published for the first time. Book chapters and illustrations are presented in chronological order, covering the time period from 1618 until the early 1990s.
Armenian Legacy in America: A 400-Year Heritage has been published through the generous support of the Noubar and Anna Afeyan Foundation on behalf of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiatives.
Dr. Hayk Demoyan was a 2017/2018 U.S. Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, where he researched identity transformation processes in the South Caucasus. He was also the Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute, in Yerevan, from 2006 to 2017. He is the chief editor of the International Journal of Armenian Genocide Studies, published since 2014. Dr. Demoyan is a graduate of Yerevan State University and received his doctorate in Historical Sciences from the Armenian National Academy of Sciences in 2012.
This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the presentation.
This event is jointly sponsored by
AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge and Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and St. Leon Armenian Church.
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