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Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA)

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Great Museum, full of History and Art!

This amazing museum has a large and diverse collection of Armenian artifacts. The antique rugs and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nazo21
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New York City, New York
Armenian Museum

The changing exhibits are well worth the trip to Watertown. The staff is knowledgeable and willing... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2019
Mary D
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Norwood, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing museum has a large and diverse collection of Armenian artifacts. The antique rugs and ancient Armenian coins were especially beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nazo21
Reviewed June 23, 2019

The changing exhibits are well worth the trip to Watertown. The staff is knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions. They also have classes and seminars as well as musical performances.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mary D
Reviewed March 21, 2019

Jack Kevorkian, around ten years ago, was exhibiting some of his paintings at the Armenian Library and Museum. His artwork was simultaneously primitive and deeply disturbing. I had the chance to chat with him briefly and he told me that his deepest fear was that...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ernest K
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Being of Armenian descent, I found the museum very fascinating. I enjoyed seeing and reading about the Armenian people and culture. It made stories from my grandparents seem more real and relatable. Entry was $15 per person, but worth it to be reminded of my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dvstar40
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This small museum has BIG connections to Christian history as well as to the role of the Ottoman-Turk Empire in downsizing the area of modern day Armenia. Located in an area where displace Armenians have resettled in large numbers, this is modern history in the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

I have driven by this Museum for years so one Sunday decided to visit. I had recently read a novel about the Armenian Genocide so my interest had been awakened. I am Jewish and not Armenian and found it fascinating to learn how Hitler was...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

I knew little of the long history and extraordinarily rich culture of the Armenian people before my visit.This museum packs a tremendous amount of information into a relatively small space. The exhibit on ancient history, with artifacts, architectural models and maps was excellent. The exhibited...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Alison L S
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This little known museum on Main St. in Watertown is a gem. It has well displayed exhibits, from the Karsch celebrity photos to a heart-rending account of the Armenian genocide. It's all immediate and informative at the same time. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Patti C
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to come here for years! My great grandparents came to Watertown from Armenia. I have always wanted to know more about Armenia, the culture, the foods, my family... I will never know the names of my family in Armenia, I can only...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank April1585
Reviewed June 3, 2017

This is one of those small museums that is well worth going out of your way to visit if you have any interest in Armenian culture and/or history. Even if you don't, this is a fascinating museum. It is both uplifting and sobering (as it...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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