New Hampshire joined the SOAR family in February 2021. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, several Armenian families – refugees fleeing the Ottoman Empire – began to settle in Salem, New Hampshire. Frustrated with the distance of the existing Armenian church in Lawrence, MA, the Armenian population of Salem established a building committee for the creation of a new Armenian congregation in late 1912. The church was built on land provided by the Northeastern Street Railway Company, and construction was completed within a year. The church was dedicated on November 12, 1913.