March Happenings at the Guam Museum

by Guam Museum
Guam Museum
Chongka’ Games
Sundays, March 4, March 11, March 18 and March 25, 2018 — 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — 2nd Floor Atrium 
Join us every Sunday in March for chongka’ games in celebration of Mes CHamoru. With origins in Africa, this shell-and-board game was first recorded in Guam in 1904 by a German commander, and believed to have been introduced to Guam as far back as the early 18th Century. Since then, chongka’ has become a part of Chamorro culture. All are welcome to learn how to play. Chongka’ boards will be available to the first 20 pairs, but players are invited to also bring their own boards to play or display, and share their stories and memories of the game.
 
Movies at the Museum 
Fridays, March 9 and March 23, 2018 — Sunset — Museum Outdoor Theater
The Pacific Daily News, Guam Museum Foundation, and Guam Museum present “Movies at the Museum,” featuring “Megamind” on Friday, March 9th and “Trolls” on March 23rd. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy a family movie at the Guam Museum outdoor theater against the backdrop of Skinner Plaza. Concessions will be sold by the Guam Museum Foundation.
 
Ha’ånen Familia —  CHamoru Pottery 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 — 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Museum Multipurpose Room
Learn about ancient CHamoru pre-latte’ and latte’ pottery shapes, purposes and designs.  The Guam Museum welcomes artist, Taliea Guerrero-Stromeyer (Colour Guam) for clay shaping and an activity in replicating the ancient containers of I Manaotao Tåno’. Materials are limited. Call 989-4455 to reserve a space.  
 
HITA Talk: CHamoru Orthography 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 — 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Museum Indoor Theater 
The Guam Museum is honored to welcome Jimmy Teria, Co-chairperson of the CHamoru Heritage Commission, or I Kumision i Fino’ CHamoru yan i Fina’någuen i Historia yan i Lina’la i Taotao Tåno (The Commission on CHamoru Language and the Teaching of History and Culture of the Indigenous People of Guam). Having been reestablished for a year, the Kumision continues its mandate of developing the CHamoru orthography, while now additionally advising on historical accuracies within Chamoru history and culture. Teria will share a brief history of the Kumision and the importance of the CHamoru orthography, and speak more about their current projects and work surrounding CHamoru language practices and indigenous language strategies.

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