Dear Friends,

It’s been a big year for our beloved Armenia. Our motherland, the common thread that inexorably holds us all together, has shined bright its true colors of hope, progress, and strength this past year. A few examples include the 2018 peaceful revolution, hosting a huge international technology conference, and at long last, the US Congressional recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

The ACA of Maine continues to plan social and cultural events locally to bring our community together and educate non-Armenians about our culture. Please mark these upcoming ACA-sponsored events in  in your calendar.

  • Annual Armenian Christmas Service & Dinner: Saturday January 4, 2020 at 3:30pm for service at St. Paul Anglican Church (279 Congress Street, Portland) followed by dinner at 5:00pm at the Portland Harbor Hotel (468 Fore Street, Portland).
  • Motherland screening and conversation with filmmakers Jesse Soursorian & Emily Mkrtichian: Tuesday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00pm on Rooftop Deck at Bayside Bowl (58 Alder Street, Portland).
  • Summer Picnic: Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 12:00 to 3:00pm at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. You are invited to join us for an afternoon of shared conversations, music, food, and fun. RSVP now by clicking here.
  • Book signing, reading, and discussion with Maine native and author of Prince of Wentworth Street: An American boyhood in the shadow of a genocide, John Christie: details to be determined.

All of this would not be possible without your participation and financial support. Please support our dynamic programming by renewing your membership in the ACA of Maine. There is no contribution too great or too small, so please give whatever you can. Donations can be made through our website, or mailed to the address below.

If you have any questions or comments about our initiatives or upcoming events, please do not hesitate to call me directly at (207) 774-2162 or email me at

We are grateful for your support and for helping to keep the Armenian culture alive in Maine. Thank you for being a part of our community.


Gerard Kiladjian | President

Armenian Cultural Association of Maine

P.S. Please help ensure the success of our efforts to promote and preserve the Armenian culture in Maine by making a donation today.