April Happenings at the Guam Museum

by Guam Museum
Stripes Guam
Featured Exhibition: Treasures of FestPac 
An exhibition of the gifts presented to the Governor of Guam and the Guam Museum, and photographs of this historic event. 
Now extended through May 20, 2018 
Tuesday through Sunday — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Location: Guam Museum Changing Exhibition Gallery 
Opening soon: I Hinanao-ta Nu I Manaotao Tåno’-I CHamoru Siha (The Journey of the CHamoru People)
Ha’ånen Familia —  Blend Your Own  Palai 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 — 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Museum Multipurpose Room 
Palai is a technique also utilized by yo’amte (traditional healers) during healing, and usually involves blending various ground herbs and låñan niyok (coconut oil).  Join us this Ha’ånen Familia to blend your own  låñan niyok palai and to learn about some beneficial plants in our local environment.  Ursula Herrera, CHamoru herbalist and creator of ChamGlam will guide us through the process.  All are welcome however, materials are limited to the first 30 participants.  Call 989-4455 to reserve a space.
Documentary — “Before We Began Counting Years” 
Friday, April 20, 2018 — 6:00 p.m. — Museum Indoor Theater 
The Guam Museum welcomes Father Francis X. Hezel, SJ, for a premier of his new film “Before we Began Counting Years.” Father Hezel is the founder of the former Micronesian Seminar (MicSem) organization and an author of numerous works on Micronesian history, culture and society.  His 45-minute documentary surveys archaeological work in Guam, Tinian and Saipan to offer a theoretical glimpse of early, pre-Latte CHamoru settlements and of what life may have been like among the ancient CHamorus.
HITA Talk: Indigenous Healing Traditions and Our Environment 
Thursday,  April 26, 2018 — 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. — Museum Indoor Theater 
The Guam Museum welcomes Zita Pangelinan of Håya Foundation to speak about the richness of medicinal plants in Guam and the Marianas.  She will also talk about current efforts to preserve these cultural resources, and the significance of traditional CHamoru healing practices.  Seating is limited.

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