Traditions of the Pacific
Traditions of the Pacific is an ongoing educational program that explores the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific through dynamic lectures, workshops, fieldtrips, and films. Everyone is welcome to attend, and Bishop Museum members receive special postcard mailings and free/discounted tuition for these events. Not a member? Join us today!
A Young Man and the Stars - Nainoa Thompson
With Sam Low, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Atherton Hālau
Members FREE; General Admission: $10
Join noted author and producer, Sam Low, Ph.D., for an evening lecture covering the traditional Polynesian voyaging techniques employed by the Polynesian Voyaging Society's President and legendary captain, Nainoa Thompson. Sam's new book Hawaiki Rising dwells into Nainoa's process of learning an ancient way of navigating by a world of natural signs.
Sam Low earned a Ph.D. degree from Harvard (in anthropology) in 1975. In 1983, after traveling throughout Polynesia, Sam produced his award winning film, The Navigators – Pathfinders of the Pacific, which told the story of the Polynesian settlement of the Pacific on PBS and internationally on television venues throughout the world. He has sailed aboard Hokule‘a on three voyages and is the author of Hawaiki Rising - Hokule‘a, Nainoa Thompson and the Hawaiian Renaissance, available in Hawaiian Bookstores in May.
Not a member? Join Bishop Museum today to enjoy these programs and support the Museum’s important work to preserve and celebrate Hawai‘i’s cultural and natural heritage with through exhibits, research, and programming.
Reservations & Info:
For more information about Traditions of the Pacific, or to make a reservation, please contact the Membership Office at 808.847.8296 or email us at email@example.com. You can also rsvp online.