WATERTOWN — The Armenian Museum of America presents a lecture and book signing by Matthew Karanian for his newest book, Historic Armenia after 100 Years: Ani, Kars, and the Six Provinces of Western Armenia. The event takes place on Sunday, March 1, at the Armenian Museum of America in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries on the 3rd floor, 2 to 4 p.m.
This new book is the first-ever guide to cultural sites of the vast and ancient Armenian homeland that is located in modern Turkey, and features all six Armenian provinces of Western Armenia, as well as the Eastern Armenian region of Ani and Kars. Historic Armenia is lavishly illustrated with 125 color photographs and maps. In many cases, historic images from 100 years ago are included, illustrating the once magnificent condition of some of the Armenian churches, monasteries, and towns that are now either in ruins or were razed after 1915.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.