May 17, 2011
May 17, 2011
Nordic Spirit 2011 – Early Norwegian Immigrants in BC exhibit now on at New Westminster Museum and Archives
New Westminster, BC – The New Westminster Museum and Archives (NWMA) is now showing Nordic Spirit – Early Norwegian Immigrants in BC. This temporary exhibit is about the Norwegian immigrant experience in BC and consists of over 100 panels of historical photographs from Norwegian families who settled in British Columbia, including some in New Westminster. The photos are supplemented by some Norwegian family heirlooms.
The exhibit is now open, in time for Norwegian Constitution Day (May 17) and International Museums Day (May 18). The travelling exhibit was created by the Scandinavian Cultural Society in Burnaby.
Nordic Spirit – Early Norwegian Immigrants in BC will be on display at NWMA until July 17, when it will be replaced by an exhibit about Danish immigrants in BC.
The New Westminster Museum and Archives galleries are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.
Contact: Colin Stevens, Museum and Archives Manager
The New Westminster Museum and Archives are operated by the City of New Westminster and are financially assisted by the Government of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council.