Nor Hachen Museum Project

Sponsor Name
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PROJECT BUDGET $2,500 AMOUNT NEEDED $700
REGION Kotayk
CITY / VILLAGE Nor Hachen
START DATE Immediately
END DATE One year from start date

DESCRIPTION

The town of Nor Hachen is located in the Kotayk region of Armenia and has a population of about 10,000 people. The town was named Nor Hachen in memory of the historic Armenian town of Hachen in Cilicia.

In 1973, a memorial to the Hachen resistance was erected in the town. The memorial is home to the museum of "History of the Armenians of Cilicia." Every year, on the 2nd Sunday of October, Armenians from all over the world, mainly descendants of the historical town of Hachen, gather to commemorate the 1920 Hachen Resistance. The museum houses many important historical artifacts, including relics from the Armenian Genocide.

The museum, established in the 1970’s, would greatly benefit from additional funds for basic upkeep, preservation of artifacts, renovations to the physical space and operational costs. Sponsorship of this project will help care for these needs and improve the museums condition bringing more and more visitors to Nor Hachen to learn about the rich history of the Armenian people.

One such example if the story go Aguile Tatoulian. During the Armenian Genocide, she shaved off her hair and dressed herself up in men's fatigues in order to protect herself and defend her city of 35,000, which was being raped and pillaged by the Turks. She was shot in her left rib and lived with that bullet for 67 years. She was 1 of 9 women who survived the massacres of Hachen in 1918. A couple of months after she survived, she wrote and staged a play to raise relief funds for survivors. Before she died in 1985, she requested she not be buried with a Turkish bullet -it sits in the Nor Hachen museum.

THE NEED

The Nor Hachen museum which houses many important historical artifacts, including relics from the Armenian Genocide is in need of additional funds for basic upkeep, preservation of artifacts, renovations to the physical space and operational costs.

SHORT TERM IMPACT

The short term impact will be to immediately preserve artifacts and complete any needed renovations to the building as well as provide an

LONG TERM IMPACT

In the long term this project will contribute to the knowledge of the Armenian struggle of Cilicia and provide the financial support needed for the museum to operate comfortably well into the future.

CURRENT SPONSORS

  • Mr. & Mrs. Viken & Salpi Mankerian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. Jack Hadjinian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA , USA
  • Mr. John Asbed Tatoulian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Seta Kazanjian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Dr. Peter & Houry Abajian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ara & Maggie Kizirian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Rose Kizirian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dikran & Arpy Dalian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Gretchen Albarian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Gail Chelebian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Vasken & Roubina Gourdikian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Viken & Salpi Mankerian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yepram & Varsenik Baghboudarian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mr. Jack Hadjinian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA , USA
  • Mr. John Asbed Tatoulian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mrs. Caroline Arakelian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Mrs. Louise Bedrosian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Anouche Egavian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA , USA
  • Ms. Maral Yardemian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Nazeli Chilian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Seta Kazanjian in memory of Edward Tatoulian (2016) - CA, USA

SPONSORS BENEFITS

Your donation to sponsor the Nor Hachen museum will be recognized on a plaque at the museum, on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to Nor Hachen when you are in Armenia.
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