Tony Mooradian Jr., Mike Petrosian, & Tom Mooradian - Mooradian Rug Co.
Hear about the Mooradian Rug Company from Tony Mooradian Jr., Mike Petrosian, and Tom Mooradian. Founded in 1948, the Mooradian Rug Company is one of the longest continuing Armenian family-owned businesses in Western New York.
Asides from restaurants and property ownership, carpet and flooring was another common industry for Armenian business owners in Western New York, with other local family-owned stores including David Tiftickjian & Sons (1892) and Markarian Rugs (1921). Learn about the origins of the Mooradian Rug Company, growing up in a family business, how the landscape has changed in Niagara Falls, and their hopes for future generations of Armenians.
Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions in Western New York is a documentary video series produced by the Folk Arts Program at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University that celebrates local expressions of Armenian culture and heritage.
Survive, Remember, Thrive preserves the traditions, memories, and stories of the local Armenian community through a short film and video series highlighting Armenian churches, oral history and family narratives, food traditions, family owned businesses, artistic crafts, music, and more.
For more information about the documentary video series "Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions in Western New York", click here: https://castellaniartmuseum.org/folk-arts/armenian-traditions-in-western-new-york/
Survive, Remember, Thrive: Armenian Traditions in Western New York is made possible through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, NYSCA Living Traditions, and Niagara University.