BISHOP MUSEUM HOSTS ‘IKE PĀPALE, THE LIVING LEGACY OF HAWAIIAN HATS, DISCOVERY DAY ON MAUI

HONOLULU —  On Friday, Feb. 10, Bishop Museum cultural specialist Marques Hanalei Marzan and Vice-President of Cultural Collections Betty Lou Kam will be in Maui to document, consult, and plan for the museum’s upcoming Hawaiian plaiting exhibition, ‘Ike Pāpale, The Living Legacy of Hawaiian Hats.   Bishop Museum received a planning grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, which included support for a series of “Discovery Days” on different islands.   The first of these “Discovery Days” will take place on Maui on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kaunoa Senior Center.

The community is invited and encouraged to come down and bring their Hawaiian woven materials for identification and documentation and to share personal or family stories related to Hawaiian weaving.  A display on Hawaiian weaving will be exhibited with Museum staff available to answer questions and speak on the subject of Hawaiian weaving.  Stations will also be set up to document individual’s stories through oral history interviews as well identify and document Hawaiian woven materials brought to the event. 

The Kaunoa Senior Center located at 401 Alakapa Place in Pā‘ia, For more information, please contact Kaunoa Senior Center at (808) 270-7308.

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