Armenian Library and Museum of America

  • Posted on: 16 June 2015
  • By: apiuser

Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), located in Watertown, Massachusetts, United States, is an institution that has the largest collection of Armenian artifacts in North America.

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History: 

In 1971, alarmed by the growing loss and destruction of Armenian books and artifacts brought to this country by immigrants from Armenia, a group of talented Greater Boston Armenian-Americans banded together to form ALMA to collect and preserve these books and artifacts. From humble beginnings in two rooms rented in 1972 in a church parish house in Belmont, ALMA grew and expanded into a Watertown church's 4,000-square-foot (370 m) basement and opened to the public in 1985.

In 1988, ALMA was able to buy and remodel the former Coolidge Bank and Trust Building at 65 Main Street in Watertown. After being opened to the public as the Armenian Library and Museum of America, the building was dedicated to the memory of Stephen P. Mugar and Marian G. Mugar, his wife.

-- From Wikipedia

Location

main Watertown , Massachusetts
United States
42° 21' 59.0004" N, 71° 11' 8.9988" W
Museum Genre: 
Ethnic