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Exhibit Open


May 9 & 16 and June 13 & 20   4:00PM - 7:00PM
and by appointment


(Exhibit will be open on the 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of May and June)
Curated by Bérge Ara Zobian

Did you know that there are over 200 food-related businesses in Rhode Island that were established and run by Armenians, beginning with the first immigrants to the state to the present day?

 The Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island is pleased to invite you to our museum to explore this rich piece of history that is still thriving and evolving. This exhibit is the first installment of this series - Establishing Roots* Enriching Rhode Island - highlighting the vibrancy of the Armenian community and the contributions made to our state.

AHARI now has a YouTube page!

Check out recordings of virtual presentations and live events using the button on the right!

Do you have a story to tell?


Join us in our efforts to preserve the story of Rhode Island Armenians by gathering photos and letters and filming oral histories.

Please email us at or call us at (401) 454-5111 to schedule your appointment to film your oral history (appointments required).

You can also email us for a link to examples of our filmed oral histories. 

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Armenian Historical Association of
Rhode Island

The Armenian Historical Association of Rhode Island is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Armenians of Rhode Island connect with their cultural and ethnic roots. We serve as a hub in which members of the community can learn about their Armenian heritage, and we are dedicated to preserving our past for generations to come.



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