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Trees that tell stories at Sisian History Museum

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From medieval times, family trees have been created and used around the world, to record family lineage, helping us trace where we come from and to learn more about those family members who helped shape who we are. Genealogical research is a fascinating way of discovering the customs, traditions, and ways of life at different times. After a guided tour in the museum, you will explore examples of original family trees of well-known Armenians, before creating your very own family tree. Take your family tree home and continue adding to its branches as you learn more about your ancestors. Many different types of materials will be provided, making this a fun activity for visitors of all ages.

About the Museum

The Sisian History Museum by Nicholas Adonts displays a rich ethnographic collection of artifacts preserved from the Syunik region, including household objects, costumes, and textiles. The museum is named for the well-known historian and philologist Nicholas Adonts, born in Brnakot village near Sisian. The museum’s collection even includes a well-preserved Adonts’ family tree dating back to 1680. Archaeological material found in inhabited neighborhoods of Sisian allows us to date the settlement back at least mid Bronze Age. St. Grigor Lusavorich (Gregory the Illuminator) church, which is a 6th century undamaged structure, rules over the city of our days.

The Museum was founded in 1989 as a branch of History Museum of Armenia, and in 1993 it got an independent status. In 1997, the first exhibition was opened with the permanent collections of the Museum. The building of the museum was constructed in 1937 and was fully reconstructed in 1988. Museum contents include exhibits presenting the Sisian region.

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My Armenia Program

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My Armenia Program

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My Armenia Program

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My Armenia Program

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