First published in the Aug. 13 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California recently welcomed members of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan for a visit to the construction site of the landmark center.
The visit was part of the official program of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan’s 2022 grand convocation held in Glendale.
“We are very grateful to the members of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan for supporting the Armenian American Museum and joining us at the construction site to witness the significant progress on the historic project,” said Zaven Kazazian, executive vice chairman of the Armenian American Museum, in a statement.
The Knights of Vartan is an Armenian fraternal service organization established to encourage and support its members to assume leadership roles in cultural, educational, religious and charitable organizations and activities on the local, national and international levels to improve the Armenian nation and the diaspora. The Daughters of Vartan is an organization of women whose members are committed to contribute toward the intellectual development of Armenian women, cultivate nobility of character, perpetuate their cultural heritage, preserve the Armenian language, safeguard the sanctity of the Armenian home, and nurture and promote ethnic values.
“The Knights and Daughters of Vartan are grateful to have the special opportunity to visit the Armenian American Museum construction site and are eager to return in the future once the museum has opened its doors to experience an institution where Armenian culture and heritage will be preserved and celebrated,” said Bob Barsam, who is a member of both the Knights of Vartan and Armenian American Museum’s board of governors.