GLENDALE — The Hamazkayin Western Region Executive Board and local chapters have teamed up with the Armenian Numismatic and Antiquities Society (ANAS) to present the Armenian Antiques Roadshow in Glendale on Saturday, October 5. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center at 201 E Colorado Street, and is being organized to support the Armenian American Museum.
The purpose of the Armenian Antiques Roadshow is to encourage people to reconnect with their Armenian heritage with an event full of history through coins, books, manuscripts, rugs, and other antique artifacts. There will be a series of “show and tell” presentations by experts and private collectors, as well as an opportunity for people to bring their own Armenian antiques to have them verbally appraised.
There is no charge to attend the event, but a nominal donation is requested for appraisals. Community members are encouraged to bring in their items to learn more and reconnect with their ancient heritage.
The following is a list of presentations that will be held: Cilician coinage by Levon Saryan, Urartian and other ancient Armenian artifacts by Chuck Hajinian, Ancient Armenian Coin Collecting by Armen Moloian, display of artifacts related to William Saroyan, General Andranik and other notable figures by Carol Vartabedian-Gregg.
Several more presentations will be held in the afternoon: Armenian manuscripts by Gevorg Nersesyan, Ancient Armenian Coins by Sarkis Kilimjian, Roman “Armeniacus” coins and their stories by Joseph Sarkissian, and history of the Armenian Carpet and textiles by Hratch Kozibeyokian.
Antique appraisals will be done during a break in the presentations between 2:30 and 4:30 pm.