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Changing Places: Immigration & Diversity

When people emigrate from one country to another they physically change places. This also means that their new home will change because of their presence.

The Galt exhibition will gather personal stories from immigrants who left their home country between the end of the Second World War up to very recently to discover why they chose or were forced to leave their home country. Interviewers will also talk to long time residents of Lethbridge who are involved with immigrant communities. We will explore how they have seen Lethbridge change due to the influx of people from other coun­tries around the world.

The Galt will borrow objects and photographs from both immigrants and locals to learn from their experiences. As we explore the challenges, fears and hopes of new immigrants we gain an appreciation of the support and services offered by Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta to help new people settle and become successful in this area.