On Saturday, Sept. 21, Bishop Museum will be unveiling its newly renovated Pacific Hall. The one-day free public event will be from 9am until 9pm on the grounds of Bishop Museum.
The day will be a celebration of all things Pacific:
Opening ceremony at 9:30am on the Great Lawn
Food – including Chamorro, Micronesian, Hawaiian & Tongan
Pasifik Stylings – over a dozen vendors featuring clothing, jewelry and accessories
Lectures, Presentations and Films – including ‘There Once Was an Island’ and ‘The Land of Eb’
Weaving demonstrations from Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, and Hawai‘i
Pacific Island arts and crafts, demonstrations and more
Music and Dance performances representing cultures from across the Pacific will be all day. An evening concert featuring Taimane, Aaron Salā and more will close the event.
Pacific Hall Unveiled
Explore Moananuiākea, the wide expanse of Oceania, in Pacific Hall’s newly renovated two-story gallery. Encounter the family of the Pacific on the first floor through our collection of model canoes, woven mats, contemporary artwork, and videos of Pacific scholars. The second floor considers the origins and migrations of Pacific peoples through archaeology, oral traditions, and linguistics.
A flyer of the event and highlights is attached, feel free to forward this email and flyer to any you think would like to be a part of this celebration of Pacific Island peoples. More information is available online http://bishopmuseum.org/pacifichall/.
“Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous,
Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still,
Oceania is us.”                                              
Epeli Hau‘ofa: Our Sea of Islands, 1994