Henry Madden Library at Fresno State to Feature Major Exhibit on “The Armenian Legion”

The Armenian Studies Program in cooperation with the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State is sponsoring an official reception, to mark the opening of a new exhibit, Légion Arménienne: The Armenian Legion and Its Heroism in the Middle East,” to run in the Library through the end of November.

The reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, on the Second Floor of the Henry Madden Library. Admission to the special opening is free and open to the public.

Légion Arménienne: The Armenian Legion and Its Heroism in the Middle East” is a traveling exhibit  developed and prepared by the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) in honor of the Legionnaires and their devotion to their nation and to the cause of liberty during World War I. The exhibit will open in late October  and run through the end of November on the Second Floor of the Henry Madden Library on campus. The exhibit explores the formation, training, military action, and postwar activities of this all-volunteer force through photographs and narratives.

ALMA commissioned this traveling exhibit, incorporating the community spirit of the original into an informative historic, literary, and artistic presentation.
The traveling exhibit was made possible by a grant from K. George and Carolann S. Najarian, M.D. Foundation with additional support provided by The Armenian-American Veterans of Milford, Mass., Inc.  

For more information on the lecture please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 278-2669.

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