The Renaissance Cultural and Intellectual Foundation purchased William Saroyan’s Fresno home in 2015 and announced the start of the William Saroyan House Museum project. The aim of the project has been to reveal the character and nature of the writer, allowing one to experience his lesser-known aspects, and convey these through unique non-traditional exhibits. Recordings from Saroyan’s musical archive were used to impart a Saroyan environment, and in one of the rooms, the writer is present in the form of a holographic image. For a complete representation of the prominent writer, the project has created a digital archive, comprised of Saroyan memorabilia, photographs, paintings, graphics, movies, and audio recordings.
Following the establishment of the project, a board of trustees was formed, whose distinguished members have greatly contributed to the concepts of the project.
Philanthropist and Founder of the “Renaissance” Cultural and Intellectual Foundation
Director, Armenian Studies Program, California State University, Fresno
President of the Pan-Armenian Geographical Association
Community activist and retired educator
Professor of Armenian Studies, Emeritus, California State University, Fresno
Writer and playwright
The William Saroyan House Museum support team in Armenia, consists of young, motivated and creative professionals, who aim to protect and preserve Saroyan’s heritage as well as the museum’s collection.
Director of “Renaissance” Cultural and Intellectual foundation