November Happenings at Your Guam Museum

by The Guam Museum
Stripes Guam
B(reef)ly Ours: Guam’s Changing Coral Reef Ecosystems Exhibition: Extended to 3 February 2019. 
In celebration of the Guam Year of the Reef, the Guam Museum, in collaboration with the Guam Year of the Reef Committee, presents, “B(reef)ly Ours: Guam’s Changing Coral Reef Ecosystems.” This interactive exhibition highlights the unique and changing nature of Guam’s reefs and their important cultural role for our island community. Admission to the exhibit is included with admission to our permanent exhibition : I Hinanao-ta Ni I Mananaota I CHamoru Siha, The Journey of the CHamoru People.
Ha'anen Familia: Protecting Guam's Coral Reefs 
November 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Changing Gallery and Courtyard  
Get up close and personal with some of Guam’s unique sea creatures! Join us in the Guam Museum’s garden and courtyard for hands-on learning about our island’s coral reef ecosystems. The Guam Year of the Reef’s Touch Tank and Guam Department of Agriculture’s naturalists will give kids an opportunity to see some amazing animals, experience live coral, and learn what everyone can do to help protect our island’s natural environment and animal friends. Free entry into the “B(reef)ly Ours: Guam’s Changing Coral Reef Ecosystems” exhibition from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for Ha’anen Familia visitors.
Happy Anniversary Guam Museum! 
November 4, 11:00 am: Guam Museum Courtyard 
It's been 2 years since the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum and CHamorro Educational Facility opened its doors officially with our inaugural exhibition, “I Hale-ta: Our Roots” on November 4, 2016. Since then, we have worked hard to make our vision of the Museum as a dynamic center of knowledge, community and inspiration a reality—through our exhibitions, educational programming and stewardship of our island’s historic objects. Please join us as we celebrate our 2nd anniversary and take the Hafa Adai Pledge to show our commitment to the people of Guam, our history and culture! Entertainment and refreshments provided by the Guam Museum Family—our management and staff, the Guam Territorial Band, and the Guam Museum Foundation.
Life Teen Expo: Live, Imagine, Fulfill, and Experience LIFE 
November 10, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Guam Museum Grounds 
An event designed by teens for teens will take over Skinner Plaza, the Guam Museum, and the Guam Congress building where they continue  learning, doing, dancing, cheering, and preparing for Adulting 101! Student squads or organizations can join in on a variety of activities such as music, dance, forums, fashion shows, or food trucks... If you love it, you'll find it here! This is the first sustainable local event for teens. No plastic, no alcohol, no tobacco, and no vaping. Register online now at Eventbrite
Guam Museum Foundation, Inc. 1st Holiday Fair  
November 17, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Museum Grounds  
Get ready for the start of the Holiday Season! Holiday shoppers can find the perfect gift while enjoying a festive day at the Museum. Over 40 vendors will be displaying gifts, artwork and crafts to suit every taste. The fair includes a special arts and crafts “Kiddie” vendor section, as well as food trucks, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and much, much more! Entry is free to the general public. For more information, please call the Guam Museum Foundation at 475-4634.
HITA Talk: The Future of Guam's Reef 
November 17, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm In Door Theater:  
Join in on the conversation with Peter Houk,PhD, Associate Professor, and David Burdick, Research Associate from the University of Guam Marine Laboratory as they discuss Micronesia reef futures from global impacts and local conservation needs, to reef life in the balance. Share your perspectives as we marvel at the wondrous life on Guam's reefs while reckoning with an uncertain future. 
November 21: Adjusted hours: The Guam Museum will close at 2:00 pm.  
November 22: Thanksgiving holiday.  The Guam Museum will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, We will resume regular business hours Friday, November 23. Happy Holidays! 
Guam Museum Retail/Café 
A new addition to the Guam Museum Library Collection: 
• An Islander's Voice by Frederick B. Quinene; UOG Press
Also available at the Guam Museum Gift Shop
• New Limited Edition Scarf by Judy Flores.  Banana Flower Scarf: The tropical banana tree is especially beautiful when the pink and purple banana flower emerges. Artist Judy Flores captures this beauty in wearable art. This is a limited edition print of an original scarf painting by artist Judy Flores in batik. 
• New merchandise by Island Icons by Ron Castro. A complete collection of 3D wood puzzles, wood ornaments, jewelry boxes and other art pieces.
You know the holidays are near when fall flavors appear. They call it pumpkin? We know it as Kalamasa! Most beverage creations can be made to your liking. Also available, the ever popular and savory impanada delivered daily to the Guam Museum Café.
Create memories at the Guam Museum 
Whether a small intimate gathering or an event of a larger scale, the Guam Museum is an ideal backdrop for your special event. Our meeting room and theater are available for conferences, workshops, seminars or presentations. Audio and Visual systems and wireless internet connectivity are also available. For more information on venue space rental, send us an email inquiry to We will be happy to assist in creating happy memories at the Guam Museum.
For more information on your Guam Museum, exhibitions, guided tours or special accommodations, please visit or call us at 989-4455.

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