APRIL 17, 1492
Christopher Columbus signed
a contract with Spain’s
King Ferdinand and
Queen Isabella to
seek westward passage to
APRIL 18, 1906
A devastating earthquake
struck San Francisco
killing 700 people.
APRIL 21, 1836
Sam Houston defeated
the Mexicans. Adding Texas
to the United States
APRIL 22, 1952
The first atomic test in Nevada was shown on TV for the first time.
APRIL 22, 1864
Congress authorized the use of the phrase, “In God We Trust” on
United States coins.
Nationalists Leader Chiang Kai-Shek evacuated Hainan leaving
China to Mao Zedong and the communists,
Two New Docents
Chris Sheklian a cultural anthropologist from California has settled in NYC, particularly at the Armenian Church
Diocese in NYC, and has graciously agreed to be the docent tour guide for our students and museum guests. Another docent contracted is George Tatavosian a humanities
scholar from California. We are fortunate to have them join our team. They both have the education and desire to share their expertise. They will both receive compensation
or their time. We invite other qualified persons to make an appointment with the Director, Marge Kyrkostas to keep our students informed about Anthropology and Armenia History.
History of A Dream
Back in 1977, when Margaret Mead agreed to support our concept of a multi-ethnic Museum. We grew from a traveling Museum, that installed exhibits at banks, libraries
and hospitals, to our permanent exhibit space at Queens College. Thanks to former Queens College President James Muyskens, in 2003, construction started to redesign
the two rooms allocated, into one. We were able to raise $30, 000 from our members and friends to complete the renovation for the April 2005 opening. The event was
attended by local politicians and religious leaders. One area was for Anthropology, called The “Voyage Of Human Origins” and the other, “Armenian: Memories From My
Home” which was a replication of the original exhibit which was displayed at Ellis Island for six months.
Now we are looking ahead.!!! Why can’t we multibillionaire to buy a building in LIC, near the subway,to ease access to the Museum from all boroughs. He would
own the building, and, give us the first two floors rent free, so we can add the history of, for example, Italians, Spanish, Irish, Arabs, Jews, French, Vikings,
Native Americans, with a separate niche for each country. This is what Margaret Mead and I had envisioned over forty years ago.