Ahead of Telethon, Armenian American Museum Visits Community Schools

Museum Development Director Shant-Sahakian presents project to Chamlian Armenian School students
Museum Development Director Shant-Sahakian presents project to Chamlian Armenian School students

Museum Development Director Shant-Sahakian presents project to Chamlian Armenian School students

GLENDALE—Armenian American Museum representatives have been visiting schools in the community to present the historic project to students and interview school leaders for video segments that will premiere during the highly anticipated Telethon on Sunday, February 17.

The Armenian American Museum project was presented to Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School during a special student assembly. During the assembly, students expressed their excitement for the cultural and educational center and asked questions to learn more about the developing project.

“We support the project for its vision to create 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 inhumanity,” stated Chamlian Principal Dr. Talin P. Kargodorian.

Museum representatives met with AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School Principal Arpi Avanesian and AGBU MDS students who discussed the positive impact the project will have on the next generation of youth.

From left: Chamlian principal Dr. Talin Kargodorian, Manoogian-Demirdjian principal Arpi Avenesian and R.D. White principal Lisa Kaprielian

From left: Chamlian principal Dr. Talin Kargodorian, Manoogian-Demirdjian principal Arpi Avenesian and R.D. White principal Lisa Kaprielian

“As educators, we are so proud to support the Armenian American Museum’s mission and we strongly believe that the Museum is going to help our students preserve their Armenian identity, culture, and history,” stated AGBU MDS Principal Arpi Avanesian.

Museum Development Director Shant Sahakian Presents Project to Chamlian Armenian School StudentsMuseum representatives visited Glendale Unified School District’s R.D. White Elementary School to interview Principal Lisa Kaprielian on the importance of the Museum’s proposed programs.

“The Armenian American Museum will not only become a place where Armenians can reconnect to their roots, but it will also be a place where the greater community can learn about Armenian language, culture, and history,” stated R.D. White Principal Lisa Kaprielian.

Museum representatives plan to visit additional schools in the coming weeks.

The Armenian American Museum will be hosting its inaugural Telethon on Sunday, February 17, 2019 to raise awareness and raise funds for the historic project. The highly anticipated television event will be live broadcasted and streamed to a wide audience across the United States and around the world. The Telethon will air on Armenian TV, KVMD, Facebook Live, and online from 4 to 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The community is invited to donate now and watch the Telethon on February 17.

To donate by phone, call the Museum office toll-free at 1-800-655-9554. To donate by mail, submit a check donation payable to “Armenian American Museum” to 111 East Broadway, Suite 207, Glendale, CA 91205. Donate online. To donate online, visit www.GiveAAM.org to submit a secure online credit card donation.

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