In the center of the Lori region located the city of Stepanavan. The city was named after the famous Armenian Communist revolutionary and political figure Stepan Shahumyan, whose legacy still remains an important historical and cultural landscape of the city and surrounding villages.
The Shahumyan House Museum is one of the most interesting museums in the region. The memorial complex surrounds the cultural and entertainment center. This creates a curious visual contrast between the late Soviet architecture of the center and the pre-revolutionary architecture of the house museum.