New Mexico History Museum - Counter Culture Exhibit

Siri Singh Sahib's robeThe New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe is mounting a major exhibit entitled Counter Culture:  Communes and Consciousness in the Southwest, which will run from May 2017 to March 2018.  The Siri Singh Sahib and our Sikh Dharma Community will be featured.  The exhibit’s focus is on individuals and groups who came to New Mexico in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s to live in an alternative way.

Gurufateh Kaur, the Director of The Yogi Bhajan Museum Project, has been working with the Curator, Meredith Davidson, for the past year, planning for the involvement of our community in this wonderful exhibit.  We will have several items from our Collection on display, among them one of the Siri Singh Sahib’s robes, a cane, and a necklace.  A photo of the Lady of Guadalupe mural by Ed O’Brien will also be included.  

There are also plans afoot for us to host a “Sikh Dharma/3HO Day” on the Santa Fe Plaza on July 9, 2017 in collaboration with the NM History Museum and The Palace of the Governors.  Confirmation from the City will be forthcoming.  Once we have the confirmation it will be full steam ahead with planning and there will be many ways to serve!

There will be opportunities for participation during the 9-month run of the exhibit.  We will be offering weekly Kundalini Yoga classes in the Museum and will have a slide show presentation. We hope to have a bus bringing folks from the NM History Museum to Peace Prayer Day 2017 and there will be specialized tours during the year to Hacienda de Guru Ram Das. 

The NM History Museum is very enthusiastic to have our involvement.  Stay tuned for updates and chances to serve as the programs develop!

You may contact Gurufateh Kaur at [email protected] for more information.