One of the major goals of the Punjabi American Heritage Society is to promote friendship and understanding amongst all people. In an effort to meet/expand this goal, the Punjabi American Heritage Society, in partnership with the Sutter County Community Museum, is currently in the process of planning a permanent exhibit to showcase the story of migration of the Punjabi Americans to the United States of America over the last century.This exhibit will provide a wealth of information in an effort to educate the public at large. It will also include the contributions of Punjabi Americans to mainstream society, culture, faith, and heritage. It is our hope that the exhibit will serve as a source of information to students, teacher and any other visitor to the museum. Another phase of this project will include the publishing of a book, “Becoming American”. To put together a comprehensive and professional book, we will be hiring scholars and authors. In addition to the story behind the migration experience, this book will provide a summary of the museum exhibit and recognize sponsors and donors of this project.
In order to accomplish our goal of completing this exhibit, we are in need of old pictures, artifacts, old passports, letters, posters, magazines, old newspapers stories, coins, clothes or any thing relevant from the past (at least 50 years old). PAHS is willing to pay suitable cost to buy these items. Since majority of early pioneers came from Punjab region, we requesting the families of those pioneers in Punjab to look for any thing old in their homes sent by their grand or great grand parents to them from USA. Any old materials on the Gadaree Baba’s is also well come. We also welcome your input and suggestions.
Exhibit concept design picture: http://www.punjabiamericanheritagesociety.com/news/2007/2007-04-20.html
PAHS member’s picture: http://www.punjabiamericanheritagesociety.com/aboutus/pahsgroupphotolarge.jpg
An article on the Story of Punjabi Migration to USA: http://www.punjabiamericanheritagesociety.com/essays/2004-10-10.html
Rare Historical Pictures: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/SSEAL/echoes.html
For any other information Please contact:
Punjabi American Heritage Society
Post Box 621. Yuba City, CA 95992
Email: Punjabiamericanmuseum@Yahoo.com or Punjabiamerican@gmail.com
Web Site: Punjabiamericanheritagesociety.org or may try http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/punjab/