Haq & History
Opening Reception: January 5th 6:00 pm at the S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery.
On view until February 13, 2020
Nearly one million people came to Canada from the Punjab region in the twentieth century. But who were these individuals, and what were their experiences like? The exhibit allows visitors to hear stories from and about these immigrants and see rare objects that chronicle their lives, including details about work, home life and keeping cultural traditions alive in BC. Through videos, panel text and artifacts, 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 eavesdrop on memories of life in the now-abandoned town of Paldi on Vancouver Island in the 1940s.
Previously on display at the Royal BC Museum