A local nonprofit will begin exploring the feasibility of building an Armenian museum and cultural center on a parking lot next to the Glendale Civic Auditorium after getting the go-ahead from the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.
With a 5-0 a vote, the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee Western USA entered into an exclusive negotiation agreement, meaning the city won’t lease the property to another entity for at least the next year. The committee is comprised of representatives from 20 different organizations looking to construct a museum facility as well as a memorial monument to the Armenian Genocide.
“It’s not often that one funds such a wide cross section of a constituency or community wholeheartedly supporting any single project,” committee co-chair Talin Yacoubian told council members.
During his public comments, Chair Garo Ghazarian called the museum a symbol of gratitude to the nation and the city of Glendale, and it will highlight the contributions of Armenian Americans to society. – Continue