In 2016, Renaissance Cultural and Intellectual Foundation, founded by Arthur Janibekyan, purchased William Saroyan’s house and saved it from foreclosure.
Since then Saroyan House Project was initiated and William Saroyan House-Museum establishment process began. Saroyan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1940, New York Drama Critics’ Circle award, and in 1943 won the Academy Award for Best Story for the film adaptation of his novel The Human Comedy.
The house at 2729 W Griffith Way, Fresno CA where Saroyan spent the last 17 years of his life, will serve as his permanent address.
After hard work, this year on 31st of August, the 110th Birth Anniversary of writer, The William Saroyan House-Museum will open its doors to the visitors. The museum is full of interactive, innovative solutions, thus making it unique in the region. Due to the newest technological solutions, William Saroyan will be “revived” and his hologram will greet the visitors. Here, you can find the biggest digital archive of William Saroyan, including exclusive pictures, his graphics etc. In addition, according to William Saroyan’s will, a research corner will be created. This would give opportunity to students, scholars and other interested individuals to benefit from the vast heritage which William Saroyan left.