“Renaissance” Cultural and Intellectual Foundation purchased William Saroyan’s home in Fresno in 2016 and announced the start of the “Saroyan House” project. The project aims at presenting the full character of the writer, discovering his before unknown sides and presenting them with non-standard technological solutions. The house on Griffith Way 2729, where William Saroyan spent the last 17 years of his life, has re-opened as a house-museum on August 31st, 2018, 110-th anniversary of the writer. The project has created the largest digital archive, collected William Saroyan’s related items, photographs, paintings, graphics, movies and recordings. Recordings from William Saroyan’s musical archive are performed in the halls to ensure the Saroyan environment, and in one of the halls, the writer is present in the form of a holographic image. The house-museum will become a center of Saroyan studies and will have a study room. The museum is the first in the region with all its innovative solutions and the first in the world as the house-museum of world-renowned American-Armenian writer William Saroyan. Thanks to the project August 31st has been declared William Saroyan’s day in Fresno.
After the creation of the “Saroyan House” project, the Saroyan lovers Club has been opened in Armenia that the William Saroyan’s readers and friends, people who knew and met him, the Saroyan specialists and the university students have meetings every month to discover the writer.
You can follow developments of the project by saroyanhouse.com.