We are presently collecting funds for the research, development and production phases of the new virtual museum project. We will be issuing tax-deductible receipts to donors of $100 and more. Americans can make their checks payable to THE ARMENIAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION, and Canadians, to THE ARMENIAN COMMUNITY CENTER. Donors can send their checks to:

P.O. Box 26007
C.P. Normandie
Montréal, Québec
H3M 3E8

Donors of $50 and more will receive a copy of the CD-ROM "FROM EAST TO WEST", Berc Feneci's breathtaking collection of 950 Armenian historical postcards. Please include a return address.

Your donations will help us reach our goal, and will be greatly appreciated.

“From East to West”

Berc Fenerci’s Collection of Turn of the Century (1897-1920) Armenian Postcards

Starting with a view of Adana’s Armenian Quarter and ending with a panoramic shot of Yozghad, this unique collection of over 950 postcards depicting Armenian sites and subjects is the wondrous result of Berc Fenerci’s 34 year love affair with nostalgia--an all consuming romance involving scenes and echoes of a not too distant past that, alas, was brutally interrupted and denied the continuity that connects the past, present and future of a given community.

Many of the sites that the viewer is given access to through the individual postcards of this collection are no longer Armenian, and the progeny of the past inhabitants and builders of towns and cities with names like Erzeroum, Diyarbekir, Malatia and Marash are now scattered throughout the world, banished from a patrimony that, at a dark moment of its long history, turned into the mass burial ground of their martyred forebears.

That interrupted continuity is partially reconnected today by this fascinating collection that all Armenians should see and experience, this nostalgic journey to a past that will always remain ours-- today, tomorrow, and as long as there are Armenians in this world.

We owe a dept of gratitude to Berc Fenerci, whose dedication to the memory of a significant segment of our past has brought to light what preceded the long Calvary of our people. Even if we tried to forget it, our past, like a caring parent, will remember us, and through its images will inspire us on our way to a brighter future.

Tatul Sonentz-Papazian

The Euphrates River

Kuleli Cavalry Barracks, became an Armenian Orphanage

Armenian drinkers' Society, Caucasus