Just outside of the museum doors is the memorial garden of Armenian survivor and international icon, Aurora Mardiganian. This memorial garden was established by the
Ararat Home of Los Angeles in her memory in 2018.
Aurora Mardiganian was born Arshalouys Mardiganian in Chmshkatsag,
an Armenian populated town near Kharpert in the Ottoman empire. Aurora Mardiganian became known to tens of thousands of people around the world through her story of survival and escape from deportation, massacre, and slavery during the Armenian Genocide of 1915.Click here to learn more about Aurora’s journey to survival and her life in the