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Armenian Assembly of America Announces New Headquarters

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) is pleased to announce the relocation of its headquarters.

The new Assembly office is located at 734 15th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C., 20005. The email address, telephone (202) 393-3434, and fax number (202) 638-4904 remain the same.

The Assembly’s new headquarters is located in The Walker Building, situated around the corner from the White House. Adjacent to the old American Bar Association headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C. and across the street from the U.S. Treasury buildings, the Assembly office is a mere 350 yards from the White House.

The expanded Assembly headquarters will continue to house the offices of the Armenian National Institute (ANI), Armenian Genocide Museum of America (AGMA), Diocesan Legate of the Armenian Church of America, and the Office of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic in Washington, D.C.

In addition, the new location will feature an expanded Armenian Genocide Library and Resource Center, which originally opened to coincide with the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with the addition of the Ambassador Henry Morgenthau Collection. The new facility will provide a terminal for specialists to access the Chadwyck-Healey microfiche collection reproducing 37,000 pages from the U.S. National Archives, as well as other archival collections and research material.

In a major step toward encouraging further research on the Armenian Genocide, Henry Morgenthau III presided over the formal opening of the library in 2010 to mark its public use for qualified researchers. Further announcements will follow as the research center comes online.

Additionally, the Assembly’s headquarters provides new meeting space for convening presentations and seminars, and exhibit space which will display various collections of the Assembly, ANI, and AGMA.

“The relocation of the Assembly’s headquarters marks a new chapter in the Assembly’s over 40 year presence in our nation’s capital,” stated Assembly Board Co-Chairmen Van Krikorian and Anthony Barsamian. “Our new office, library, resource center, research facility, exhibit and meeting space will advance our mission as the leading non-partisan Armenian advocacy organization in America,” they said.

The new Assembly headquarters is designed to meet the growing needs of the Armenian American community generally and the Armenian Assembly specifically. Over the last twelve months, the Assembly has hired Western Region Director Mihran Toumajan in Los Angeles; Public Affairs Associate Danielle Saroyan in Washington; Regional Director Arpi Vartanian, Regional Analyst Alin Ozinian, Ani Arshamyan, Armen Simonyan, and Nelli Tulumbajyan in Yerevan.

The Armenian Assembly of America Western Region office is located at 450 North Brand Blvd., Suite 600, Glendale, CA 91203. The Armenian Assembly of America Yerevan office is located at 37 Hanrapetutyan Street, 0010 Yerevan, Armenia.

Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a 501©(3) tax-exempt membership organization.

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