Future plans of “Saroyan House” project were presented to the mayor of Fresno
On February 23, 2018, in scopes of “Saroyan House” project of “Renaissance” cultural and intellectual foundation, Avag Simonyan, coordinator of the project, Merujan Minasyan, co-founder of “Storaket” architectural studio and member of the board of trustees of the project along with Barlow Der Mugrdechian, professor at the department of Armenian studies at the California State University in Fresno, had a meeting with Lee Brand, mayor of Fresno to present him the project. The latter, has welcomed the project and expressed his willingness to support it.
Future plans and the museum concept of the project were presented to the mayor, along with all its innovative and interactive solutions. After the opening, the house-museum that presents famous and not famous episodes of William Saroyan’s life will become one of the cultural and educational centers of Fresno. It was also emphasized that Saroyan was internationally acclaimed, and highlighting his personality is important not only for the Armenian diaspora, but also for the whole American society.
Opening ceremony of the museum is planned to take place on October 31, 2018, on 110th anniversary of the writer.