Friday, June 7, 2013

Neat exhibit, near me

Hit the local* library, and saw that the cultural display of the month is about Sikhs.

Presented in cooperation with The Sikh Museum , it had, as some might expect, a separate display with some information about Sikh military history, including a few photos from a piece they did on Private Buckam Singh,, one of only 9 Sikhs in the Canadian Army in WWI, and the only one known to have a formal Canadian military gravesite from the war.  (That is, one in Canada.)

Also interesting: The Art of War, drawings and paintings of Sikhs in WWI.

*Actually, the not-quite-local-to-me library; the branch just up the street from me is being remodeled, which in this case is a euphemism for "torn to the ground and completely rebuilt from foundation up."  So the Federal Way Regional Library is not as local as it could be, but it's still only maybe 10 minutes away.
The King County Library System rocks, BTW;  amusingly enough, it was originally the poor relation to the Seattle Library, so when it was established, a loan arrangement was signed, where one card was good at the other.  Now, the Seattle Library has fallen on hard times, and KCLS is the 500 pound gorilla in the relationship...

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