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Saturday, 25 April 2020 15:33

ACOM Genocide Commemoration April 24 2020

The Armenian Cultural Organization of Minnesota commemorates the 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

To view a video of the Gathering click HERE

Saturday, 18 April 2020 10:06

105th Genocide Commemoration

The Armenian Cultural Organization of Minnesota commemorates the 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in a virtual meeting.

Click HERE to go to the Article

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 11:24

What was/is it Like ... Videos


 What was it like Growing up Armenian in...   Video Selector
Session Date Held Moderator Panelists  
1 2/19/2012 Tom Keljik Karam Bedros, Sam Mesroubian, George Yaghsezian View
2 5/20/2012 Tom Keljik Mara Meketarian, Peka Savayan, Caroline Ylitalo View
3 10/28/2012 Tom Keljik Francis Bulbulian, Avo Toghromadjian, Margarita Tchaldarian View
4 10/13/2013 Tom Keljik Art Kouradjian, Azad Mesrobian, Raisa Martirosyan View
5 5/18/2014 Leroy Erickson der Tadeos Barseghyan, Mariam Kocharian, David Grigoryan View
6 3/21/2015 Leroy Erickson Nairy Digris, Kristapor Souslian, John Parker-DerBoghossian View
7 3/13/162016 Francis Bulbulian Artyom Tonayan,Terese Najarian, Peter Hajinian View
8 10/23/2016 Leroy Erickson Cynthia Erickson, Mark Keljik, Judy Ohannesian, Aram Charchian View
9 3/12/2017 Francis Bulbulian Lynne G. Knadjian, Hasmik Ter-Vardanyan, Margaret Vartanian View
10 3/18/2018 Nairy Digris Tom Keljik, Armineh Khachatoorian, Reena Ghannoum View
11 3/24/2019 John Parker-DerBoghossian Margarita Aroutiounian, Martin Meketarian, Darla Kashian
12 7/21/2019 John Parker-DerBoghossian Mark Wiersbeck, Sarah Wiersbeck View
13 3/8/2020 John Parker-DerBoghossian Alarica Hassett, Martin Azarian View

 What is it like being married to an Armenian    Video Selector
 Session  Date Held            Moderator                           Panelists
       1   9/30/2018     John Parker-DerBoghgossian       Terry McGibbon, Ruth Charchian, Jennifer Keljik  View
       2   11/3/2019     John Parker-DerBoghgossian        Donna Azarian, Leroy Erickson  View
       3    3/7/2021     Naïry Digris        Doug Tiffany, Steven Usitalo  
       4   9/10/2022     Steve Usitalo        Lowell Johnson. Jim Favre  View


What was it like growing up Armenian in ...  13th in the series

ACOM's popular series "Growing up Armenian in.." returned for a 13th session on Sunday March 8, 2020. Panelists were Alarica Hassett and Martin Azarian. The discussion was moderated by John Parker-Der Boghossian.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:02

ACOM Gaghant Party 2020 - 40th

Kicking off our 40th year, the annual ACOM Gaghant party was held on January 10th, 2020 at MidPointe Event Center in St. Paul.

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As usual, our guests were welcomed to the event and for this special year, everyone attending was presented with a red 40th Year Anniversary tote bag displaying ACOM’s new logo. Also, during check-in, "Hye Bingo" cards were given out. The aim of the bingo player was to find people who had the characteristics detailed in the bingo boxes and get those people to sign off on the box. This was a great ice-breaker that encouraged guests to mingle and socialize.

The second in a series of panel talks featuring spouses of Armenians was held Sunday November 3 at Keljik's Oriental Rug store in South Minneapolis. A great venue for an interesting afternoon. 24 people were in attenjdence to hear Donna Azarian and Leroy Erickson talk about their experiences with their Armenian Spouses. A more detailed written narrative is yet to come. In the meantime use the two links below for a replay of the event.

For an audio recording of the session click HERE.

Link to a video of the event - HERE

For pictures from the event click Read More

Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:34

Voski Ashoun 2019

ACOM Voski Ashoun (Golden Autumn) October 5th 2019

This years Voski Ashoun was again held at the Keljik Rug Store on Bryant avenue in Minneapolis. 

30 people attended this years event. We had a Wine and Brandy Tasting hosted by Sommelier Leroy Erickson. Leroy provided 3 wines and 3 brandies for our tasting pleasure. Information about the wines and brandies selected this year can be found here. Leroy also provided a guide to Knowing your French Brandies.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:05

ACOM Pool Party

DSC02993artThe annual ACOM Pool Party

was held this year at Henry and Laurel Gregorian's Home.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:09

ACOM Cinema Saturday for July 2019

ACOM Cinema Saturday Banner 2020

Yolun Başinda/Beginnings
(Dir. Somnur Vardar, 2013, 86 mins, in Armenian/English/Turkish)

Beginnings follows a group of youths from Armenia and Turkey who meet in two cities on either side of the divide to reconcile the past, present and future of their perpetual conflict stemming from the Armenian genocide. First in Mush, then in Gyumri, their explorations of conflicting memories open up an intense dialogue about the nature of preserving history as a means of evaluating modernity and educating people to learn from historical error. While close relationships develop, these youth must question notions of friendship and trust within a quest to face issues of memory, history, genocide, denial and the demand for the truth.

Session 12 - "What was it like growing up Armenian in ..."


The 12th in the series - What was it like growing up Armenian in ... was held on Sunday  July 21, 2019 at the Merriam Park Library. Presenters for this session were Mark Wiersbeck and his Mother Sarah Wiersbeck. Nairy moderated the session which was attended by 15 people. After an informative and interesting formal presentation, there was a short Q&A session followed by refreshments.

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