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Nor Hachn Museum Project

Description

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

In 1973, a memorial to the Hachn 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 Hachn, gather to commemorate the 1920 Hachn 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 Hachn 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 Hachn 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 Hachn museum.

Region

Kotayk

City / Village

Nor Hachn

Start Date

Immediately

End Date

One year from start date

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need
The Nor Hachn 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.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the Nor Hachn 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 Hachn when you are in Armenia.
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Kizirian Family

Redondo Beach, CA April 22, 2021
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Mr. & Mrs. Assadour & Lena Kizirian

Redondo Beach, CA November 27, 2018
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Mr. & Mrs. Asbed & Lori Tatoulian

United States November 27, 2018
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Mr. Richard Nigosian

New York, NY June 9, 2018
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Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Gretchen Albarian

Hermosa Beach, CA December 12, 2016
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Mr. & Mrs. Viken & Salpi Mankerian

Sierra Madre, CA
In Memory Of Edward Tatoulian August 23, 2016
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Updates: Images & Information

Video Update

July 8, 2019

SERVICE Armenia 2019 worked at the Nor Hachn Museum, as one of their work sites for their service work. They spent several days, clearing out the backyard space, pruning trees, removing rocks and debris and spreading top spoil along with the Nor Hachn residents in order to prepare the area for the future park and leisure area.