Exhibit to highlight Chamorro soldiers

by Guam Visitors Bureau
Stripes Guam

The Guam Humanities Council presents the third venue in the Guam tour of the national exhibit Journey Stories, presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program.

As part of the tour, the Council has developed a local companion exhibit with complementary programs entitled, Sindålu – Chamorro Journeys in the U.S. Military, to explore the many significant and oftentimes unrecognized journeys of Chamorro men and women who currently serve or have served in the U.S. Military.

A collection of interviews and past narratives, personal images and artifacts, as well as historical and contemporary photographs and film are presented to illustrate the rich and multifaceted stories of Chamorros in service. The Council worked with Chamorro scholar and historian Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua to develop the Guam-focused exhibit.

Once again, the Council is partnering with the Agana Shopping Center for the third venue of the Guam tour and re-opened the exhibits on Thursday, January 22, 2015  with a public reception that will feature a presentation on the history of naval bands and military music with Dr. Michael Clement, a historian at the University of Guam and a live musical performance of marches, hymns, and jazz by the 721st Army Band, presented in partnership with the Guam National Guard.

This exhibition project is modeled on three successful exhibition tours the Council hosted in Guam in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, including in 2007 with New Harmonies! Celebrating American Roots Music, in 2009 with Key Ingredients – America By Food , and in 2012 with Between Fences.

The tour of Journey Stories and Sindålu is made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA), and Guam Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Connection (GNOSC). Sponsors for the tour include Triple B Forwarders, Isla Center for the Arts, the Agana Shopping Center and Marianas Variety.

The Guam Humanities Council is a non-profit organization that provides foundational support and educational programs for the people of Guam. The mission of the Guam Humanities Council is to foster community engagement and dialogue, inspire critical thinking, celebrate diversity and enrich the quality of life of island residents through the power of the humanities.

When to go:
Wednesday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Special ceremony:
Saturday, March 21, 6 p.m. – Closing Reception, Music and Memory lecture and musical showcase

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