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March 21, 2016


The Golden Museum and Archives is thrilled to bring together for presentation this new exhibit on the first Sikh's to Golden and on the operation of the first Sikh Temple in British Columbia.


The exhibit covers the arrival of the first Sikh's to Canada. They arrived in Golden in 1902 to work in the mill of the Columbia River Lumber Company and stayed until the mill closed in 1927. Today we have many Sikh families here who help to make up an interesting multi-cultural community.

April 12, 2016


The Golden Museum is very pleased to bring you this new exhibit called "Forgotten Souls." Located at the Golden Municipal Cemetery the exhibit lists the names of 480 people who were buried in the Golden Cemetery between 1894, when it opened to 1960 when the Town of Golden took over record keeping for the cemetery, who are not remembered by a grave maker. Prior to the Town taking over, the burial records were lost and so the locations of each of the people buried there was lost as well. A great deal of information was gathered to accomplish this task and many came forward to help with the costs of the installation. We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. We are also grateful to Barrett Leftwich Ironworks, Will Cunningham Construction, Leo Weatherall, Golden Concrete, and Louise Rande.



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