Thursday, November 15, 2018 — Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) welcomed Guam Museum as the newest members of the Hafa Adai Pledge program on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Hagåtña. The Guam Museum celebrated its second anniversary on November 4. To commemorate the momentous occasion, Guam Museum Director Dominica Tolentino and the Guam Museum staff gathered together in the beautiful Guam Museum Courtyard to pledge their commitment to embody and share Guam’s Håfa Adai Spirit and hospitality with each other and their guests.
Guam Visitors Bureau President and CEO Nate Denight acknowledged the museum for its outstanding contribution to the perpetuation of CHamoru culture for Guam’s residents and visitors.
During the ceremony, Director Tolentino touched on the museum’s accomplishments over the past two years.
“We have had eight changing exhibits, 19 movies in the park, 12 family days, 15 Hita academic presentation, 160 events, 174 organized school field trips, and over 161,800 museum visitors,” she shared.
In the coming years, the Guam Museum looks to continue to progress in its mission to promote the CHamoru culture and foster a greater understanding of the arts, history and natural environment of Guam.
Tolentino concluded the ceremony by stating, “Everyone of you are a part of this legacy. You have a responsibility to ensure that this building and the objects within it do not become stagnant; that the stories they contain remain visible and experienced. Attend our events. Support our programming. Become a museum member. Volunteer with us. Help us to make this place what all those visionaries dreamed this could be.”
Guam Visitors Bureau congratulates the Guam Museum on two successful years and looks forward to working even closer with the museum to share Guam’s history and unique culture at home and overseas.
About the Håfa Adai Pledge
The Håfa Adai Pledge is a cornerstone of the Guam Visitors Bureau’s local community branding campaign. The Håfa Adai Pledge program has grown steadily both in numbers of participants as well as the content of individual pledges since its inception in 2009. More than 805 private businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, organizations and local school children have taken the pledge.