Welcome to zorthian ranch
For over 70 years the Zorthian Ranch has existed as a haven for artists & intellectuals, a community & arts center, and a natural respite from the city.
Jirayr Zorthian was born in Turkish Armenia in 1911. As such, he was fortuitously positioned to experience the Armenian Genocide, which followed soon after. He and his immediate family, although psychically scarred, miraculously survived the experience. They immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. Jirayr eventually settled in Southern California with his 1st wife, Betty and they purchased the property that is now known as Zorthian Ranch. Later he and his second wife Dabney started a summer camp… [Learn More]