GLENDALE — The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California has announced that its highly anticipated 2nd Annual Gala will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Hundreds of supporters, community leaders, and public officials are expected to attend the signature event of the year to celebrate and support the landmark project as it approaches its historic groundbreaking year.

“We are truly excited to announce the 2nd Annual Armenian American Museum Gala as the project approaches its historic groundbreaking year,” stated Executive Chairman Berdj Karapetian. “We look forward to celebrating and supporting the landmark project with our community on December 8th.”

The announcement of the 2nd Annual Gala comes on the heels of the appointment of the museum’s exhibition design firm and project design team. The museum plans to begin construction in 2020.

The City of Glendale has dedicated a premier location for the museum in downtown Central Park as part of the city’s arts and entertainment district.

The Armenian American Museum will be the first world class cultural and educational center of its kind in America. The museum program will feature a permanent Armenian exhibition, temporary multicultural exhibitions, performing arts theater, learning center, demonstration kitchen, and much more.

More than 1,000 attendees gathered for the museum’s Inaugural Gala last year. The Gala honored Glendale City Council for securing the museum’s future site. The Gala also honored California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, California State Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León, California State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, and California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon for securing major funding from the State of California. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger surprised the audience with a $1 million check presentation during the event. Fox 11 Morning News Anchor/Reporter Araksya Karapetyan served as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

Honorees and special guests of the 2nd Annual Gala will be announced soon.

To reserve tickets and learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2nd Annual Gala, visit or call (818) 644-2073. The reservation deadline is November 8, 2019.

About the Armenian American Museum

The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California is a developing project in Glendale, California with a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience. The museum will serve as 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.

The governance of the museum is entrusted to ten Armenian American cultural, philanthropic, and religious non-profit institutions including the 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, and Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

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