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Haq and History travelling exhibit coming to Golden

5 Nov 2023 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Haq and History exhibit, which will be at the Golden Museum from Nov. 7 to Dec. 16, offers visitors the chance to reflect upon stories from and about South Asian Canadian immigrants, including details about work, home life and keeping cultural traditions alive in BC.

Through panel texts, visitors to Haq and History will learn about Punjabi immigrants working in sawmills in the 1920s; hear about travel from Punjab to Canada in the 1950s; learn some of the challenges of sourcing Indian food in Vancouver in the 1960s; and learn about memories of life in the now-abandoned town of Paldi in the 1940s.

Haq and History is the latest collaboration of the Royal BC Museum and the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Golden's claim to fame is that it was home to the first Sikh temple in North America in the early 1900s.

Detail of a fire insurance map for the Columbia River Lumber Co. The Sikh temple was among the buildings in yellow near top right. (Library and Archives Canada)

British Columbia Historical Federation
PO Box 448, Fort Langley, BC, Canada, V1M 2R7


The Secretariat of the BCHF is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish speaking Peoples. 

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