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Welcome to Heritage Center 2019-03-26T14:23:44-07:00

Welcome to Ararat Chapter’s Sevak Saginain Heritage Center!

After nearly two years of hard work, we are delighted to announce that the Heritage Center Project is finally a reality!  The Heritage Center officially opened in December 2018 as part of Chapter’s 40th Anniversary and Homenetmen’s Centennial celebration programs.

This magnificent center, located in the second floor reception area of the Main Campus at 3347 N. San Fernando Road, is a modern and colorful multi-media repository with permanent and evolving exhibits of Ararat Chapter’s history and accomplishments.  This special place is open every day during Chapter’s business hours for you to visit and enjoy.

The project was initiated by the Chapter Executive Board and was managed by a special committee.  While the preservation of Ararat Chapter’s history was a key goal, a key objective of the project is to create a one of a kind, attractive and practical learning experience targeting both members and non-members.  Special attention is paid to ensure a hands-on and interactive format where the youth can benefit and learn from this enriching and educational experience.

We are also proud to announce that the Ararat Chapter Heritage Center is named in honor of the late Yeghpayr Sevak Saginian, whose key contributions to the founding and survival of Ararat Chapter in its initial precarious years were undeniably priceless.

2018 marked the 40th Anniversary of the founding of Glendale “Ararat” Chapter in 1978.  It also coincides with Homenetmen’s Centennial celebrations worldwide. Through these past 40 years, our Chapter has achieved many successes and has endured multiple challenges.  As a member and supporter you have been part of our Chapter’s history and have invested significant time and effort helping the Chapter achieve its current respected position in the community and in the Homenetmen Family worldwide, with substantial physical assets and significant human capital.  Ararat Chapter has nurtured, educated and trained tens of thousands of youth who have gone on to hold leadership positions in our community.