The Guam Museum to hold Hita Talk on July 22

by The Guam Museum
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In commemoration of Guam’s 74th Liberation, the Guam Museum will present a special HITA Talk by Dr. James P. Viernes, Outreach Director, and Core Faculty member of the Center for Pacific Island Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Viernes is a CHamoru scholar who has done extensive research and writing about the history of Sumay and the lingering impact of World War II on the displaced residents of Sumay and the formation of the postwar village of Santa Rita. Dr. Viernes will discuss how his work on Sumay transformed from a purely academic pursuit to one that has been translated into a range of media. He will also provide guidance to exploring possibilities for taking academic work “back to the village” in ways that serve islander communities and histories that inform scholarly work. Dr. Viernes is from Santa Rita and a former assistant professor of the University of Guam’s History Department and Program Coordinator of Chamorro Studies. His research interests are in gender, masculinities, militarism and ethnohistory of the Pacific. HITA Talks (Heritage-Ideas-Traditions-Arts) is a monthly educational program of the Guam Museum. Contact the Guam Museum for more information.
Museum Cafe
Enjoy a variety of gourmet coffee and tea beverages, pastries, and local favorites like impanada and buchi buchi. Now available at the Museum Cafe are the ever popular Gourmet Guam pastries such as their "must try" Chocolate Praline and Tropical Delight. Monthly Drink Specials available. Drop in to the Cafe and browse our gift shop with a unique selection of MADE IN GUAM merchandise that you can find in one place.
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