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“We are small in numbers, but large in heritage.” Armenians are an ancient people, with a rich complex history and culture spanning 3,000 years. In 1971, community leaders founded the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown. Today Watertown is the “Little Armenia” for generations of Armenian-Americans. This ...

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Full Circle: The Art of Barry M. Martasian

Martasian_nightswimmingBorn in Providence, Rhode Island, in February of 1948, Barry Martasian credits his parents for nurturing his creative side, not only with constant support, but with handing him his first camera and job in image-making. After spending ...

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Hours & Admissions

  • Thursday to Sunday: 12-6 PM
  • For appointments call: 617-926-2562
  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $7
  • Seniors and Students: $3
  • Children under 12: Free


The Armenian Museum of America, Inc. was created to locate, collect, preserve, and present the culture, history, art, and contributions of the Armenian people during the past 3,000 years. The Library holds a vast collection of titles including rare books, historical and literary publications. The Museum has amassed an expansive treasure trove of inscribed Armenian rugs and textiles, ceramics, metalware, Urartian objects, medieval illuminations, ancient and medieval Armenian coins, and various other creations by the Armenian people.

These collections now constitute a major resource for Armenian Studies and for preserving and illustrating the Armenian heritage. The Armenian Museum is the only independent Armenian museum in the Diaspora which is funded solely through contributions of individuals.

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The Armenian Museum of America is funded solely through the contributions of individuals like yourself, and the museum's success depends upon you. Membership in the Armenian Museum of America signifies that you support the largest Armenian museum in the Diaspora and the largest ethnic museum in Massachusetts. It means you recognize the importance of collecting, preserving and presenting the culture, history and art of the Armenian people during the past 3,000 for today, tomorrow and future generations to come. It shows you care.