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Reedley Museum marks centennial of Armenian Genocide

This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, and the Reedley Museum has a display to commemorate the tragedy.

The exhibit is at the museum through May 9. It’s a small display but provides information about the Armenian people. It was put together by volunteers Adrienne Chakerian and Virginia Amador.

The exhibit includes a delicate robe that typically would be worn in an Armenian bathhouse and an intricately designed doily created with needle and thread.

Also on display are photographs of Armenian churches and a program from 1954 for the St. Sahan-St. Mesrob Reedley Armenian Church, at 13th and F streets.

There also is some information about the Armenian Genocide that happened between 1915 and 1923 during the Ottoman Empire in the region that became Turkey, leaving “1.5 million Armenians dead and millions more displaced,” as included in a joint statement from Central Valley congressmen, such as Rep. Devin Nunes.

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