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Past Exhibits

Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab

Feb. 21 - Apr. 24, 2016: Sikhs have been in Texas since the early 1900s. Take a look at this unique culture through a new Smithsonian-produced exhibit.


About the Exhibit:

Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab

February 21, 2015 - April 24, 2016

Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab

ITC welcomes exhibit on a growing Texan community

The Institute of Texan Cultures will host the traveling exhibit, "Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab," developed by the Smithsonian Institution and sponsored by the Sikh Heritage Foundation.
Sikhs, a unique culture and religion, originate in the Punjab region of India, straddling the India-Pakistan border. Male Sikhs are easily recognized by their turbans and untrimmed beards. The community and its leaders have been working with the museum to continue educating about their culture, which has experienced discrimination and suspicion in a post-9/11 society. In San Antonio, the Sikh community has grown to nearly 300 families.
The exhibit features a collection of traditional Sikh art, information on the culture’s history and beliefs, artifacts such as ceremonial weapons and armor, and a model of the Golden Temple, one of the sacred sites of the Sikh religion.

Sikh Culture Video Series

Our Sikh Culture Video Series explores the topics of religion and personal values, the roles of women in Sikh culture, and the Sikh experience in Texas. Click below to view each video and learn more about this vibrant culture!

Sikh Religion and Personal Values

Explore Sikh religion and personal values with Texans who are followers of the Sikh faith.

'Sikh Culture' Series – One from Institute of Texan Cultures on Vimeo.


The Role of Women in Sikh Culture

Explore the role of women in Sikh culture with a young Texan who follows the Sikh faith.

'Sikh Culture' Series – Two from Institute of Texan Cultures on Vimeo.


The Sikh Experience in Texas

Explore the Sikh experience in Texas with Texans who follow the Sikh faith.

'Sikh Culture' Series – Three from Institute of Texan Cultures on Vimeo.






Sikh Spirit Foundation
Dr. G.P. Singh & Parvinder (Winkey) Kaur


Sikh DharamSal
San Antonio, Texas


Beyond Borders
Gurvendra Singh Suri & Manjit Kaur Suri


Gurdip Singh Malik
Thank you for your generous support!


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burke



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