Current Exhibition: Treasures of Memory and Hope

Stories of Survivors of the Armenian Genocide
October 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to October 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Nolte Center
Room 125
University of Minnesota, East Bank

The aim of the exhibit is to honor the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and their descendants in Minnesota. By sharing their stories and memory with neighboring communities and with generations to come the organizers aim to inspire and encourage by the examples of hope despite the challenges, perseverance, endurance and faith.  Learn more at

Exhibit Hours:

Wednesday, October 2, 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 3, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday, October 7, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 9, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The exhibit serves as a kickoff for the Center's yearlong "Bridges of Memory" project, a yearlong endeavor with an aim to bring together communities in the Twin Cities to address histories of mass violence, communal memory, and resilience. Communities will share their experiences of commemoration, education and more in small dialogues, culminating in a daylong symposium in Spring 2020 also including University students and educators. This project will give communities an opportunity to connect with one another and with the University.

This event and project were made possible with support from The Liberal Arts Engagement Hub in the College of Liberal Arts. The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) promotes academic research, education and public awareness on the Holocaust, other genocides and current forms of mass violence. We provide premier academic programs, cultivating the essential connection between scholarly inquiry, education, and outreach to different sectors of society. Our work is motivated by the hope to inspire future generations to fight hatred and strengthen democracy, thus ensuring a more peaceful and just world.