Langley Heritage Society Speakers. Join us at Milner Church at 6716 216th Street in Langley. Talks begin at 7:30 pm.
Saturday February 24th Heritage Social at Milner Chapel. During Heritage Week we’ll look ahead to special projects of the Langley Heritage Society and our community partners — museums, historic sites and more. More details to come. (Milner Chapel at 11:30 am.)
March 27th speaker: Donald Luxton. The renowned B.C. heritage consultant reviews the task force he helped spearhead for the Townhip of Langley: Our Shared History: Historic Context Statement and Thematic Framework. The document will help inform planners, council and the general public about heritage values and historic events that have shaped Langley. For more information on the project, visit HERE.
April 20th, 2018 AGM Speaker Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra will talk about the Sikh Heritage Museum and National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford as a site that empowers local histories and experiences. A short history on the building of the National Historic Site will be shared, as well as the history of Sikhs in the Fraser Valley. Sharanjit will then discuss the power of solidarity building through her work as co-curator and co-manager of the site and the exhibits which have been curated in the Sikh Heritage Museum in particular. **This event will be at the Fort Langley Community Hall.
Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra is Coordinator at the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, and also co-curates exhibits at the Sikh Heritage Museum, located in the National Historic Site Gur Sikh Temple. Sharn received her Master of Arts degree from the Department of Asian Studies at UBC and is a PhD student in the Department of History at UBC. Sharn is interested in looking at the affective experience of early Sikh migrants in 20th century British Columbia. Sharn has a great passion for activist work and engagement in the community through academia and museum exhibits.