The mission of the Armenian American Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience.

The vision for the Armenian American Museum is 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 prejudice.

Museum Mandates

  • Provide an impactful and immersive experience, telling the history of Armenia and story of Armenians living in America
  • Present Armenia’s struggle for liberation, self-determination, and justice
  • Serve as a bridge to foster understanding between the multitude of cultures residing in the United States
  • Engage diverse audiences, particularly youth, through enthralling exhibitions, entertaining public programs, and captivating collections
  • Provide tools and resources to nurture cultural leadership and promote knowledge, sharing, and collaboration
  • Preserve, share, and promote Armenian culture and collective heritage

Photo Credit: Talin Mardirosian

Museum Governance

The Armenian American Museum is a project born from the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee Western USA (AGCC-WUSA). The governance of the Armenian American Museum is entrusted to the following ten Armenian American cultural, philanthropic, and religious non-profit institutions.

  • Armenian Catholic Eparchy
  • Armenian Cultural Foundation
  • Armenian Evangelical Union of North America
  • Armenian General Benevolent Union – Western District
  • Armenian Missionary Association of America
  • Armenian Relief Society – Western USA
  • Nor Or Charitable Foundation
  • Nor Serount Cultural Association
  • Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America
  • Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church