Updated: Jul 6, 2021
On March 28, President Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts, where many residents of the Armenian diaspora have lived for the past two centuries, establishing a strong Armenian American community.
President Sargsyan’s first visit was at the Armenian Library-Museum of America, founded in 1971. The museum has a collection of Armenian cultural heritage, including coins, articles made of ceramics, pottery, carpets, religious articles, stamps, textile, metal work, maps, printed works, and a rich collection of medieval miniatures. The President toured the library-museum, enjoying the exhibits and speaking with the staff about this cultural establishment’s activities.
President Sargsyan ended his tour by presenting a picture of Jansem to add to the museum’s collection.
Afterwards, Serzh Sargsyan visited Paykar Center of Ramkavar Liberal Party and Hairenik Center of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, where they discussed the activities of these two Armenian parties and conditions in which they work. Hairenik Center of Boston is the oldest Armenian center on the east coast, which is the headquarters of the Armenian Relief Society, Hairenik Armenian Radio, Armenian Weekly, and Hayrenik Weekly.
During his first day in the U.S., President Sargsyan also visited the Armenian Churches of Saint Stepanos, located on Artsakh Street, and Holy Trinity. His last meeting yesterday concluded at the Holy Trinity Church concluded, where he wrote in the Book of Honorary Guests, stressing the special role of the Armenian Church in the preservation of the Armenian identity and highlighting the importance of its historic mission.
More photos from Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s visit to the United States are available here.