Coming Events

The Metal Art of Abraham Megerdichian
Curated by Robert Megerdichian

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm
Assembly Room, Belmont Memorial Library

Abraham Megerdichian, a native of Cambridge, worked as a machinist for General Electric in Lynn in the 1950’s. During his lunch breaks, he would rummage through the scrap bins, salvaging scraps of metal, and eventually turning those scraps of metal into a wonderful collection of over 300 miniature metal pieces of art.

Robert Megerdichian with a miniature vacuum cleaner crafted in metal by his father Abraham

A miniature metal violin in a metal carrying case

In 1983, at the young age of 59, Abraham passed away and his collection of miniatures was packed away. It wasn’t until 20 years later that his son, Robert, rediscovered his father’s extraordinary collection of miniature metal art. As a tribute to his Dad and a way for his own two sons to get to know the grandfather they never knew, Robert began sharing his father’s collection at local museums and various other venues.  Robert and his father’s collection have been featured in the Boston Globe and on WCVB Channel 5’s Chronicle program. Click here to view the three-minute video clip of Robert’s appearance on Chronicle in 2016. Click here to read the article in the June 27, 2016 issue of the Globe. Now, Robert will be sharing his father’s remarkable collection of miniature metal art with us here in Belmont on Sunday, October 22, 2017. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 

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Anthony M. Sammarco, Author

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm
Assembly Room, Belmont Memorial Library

Anthony M. Sammarco is a noted local historian and author of over 60 books on the history and development of Boston.  He lectures widely on the history and development of his native city.