An exhibition of the gifts presented to the Governor of Guam and the Guam Museum, and photographs of this historic event.
Tuesday through Sunday — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.