Events

Sep
1
Sat
Celebrate Museums Month @ Lyman Museum
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
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This September marks the eleventh (11) year Hawai‘i Island museums are collaborating to open their doors to other museums’ members.

“Celebrating Museums Month” is a month-long program to cross-promote these important local institutions.  During the month of September, each will provide free admission to the members of other participating institutions when a current museum membership card is shown.  Some institutions will also be offering discounts on store items or tours to these members.

Museum members will have an opportunity to spend September exploring and discovering the wonders and treasures of museums they may not have yet experienced, or may not have visited in a long time.  Below is a list of participating museums the the benefits they are offering.


 Participants – SEPTEMBER 2018: CELEBRATE MUSEUMS MONTH

“Celebrate Museums Month” is a month-long program to cross-promote these important local institutions.  During the month of September, each institution listed below, will provide the benefits listed below to the members of other participating institutions with a current membership card.   

Anna Ranch Heritage Center – Free admission. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. with tours of the Historic Home at 10 A.M. and 1 P.M.  Reservations are required for Historic Home Tour. (808) 885-4426.  www.annaranch.org.

East Hawai’i Cultural Center/HMOCA – No admission charge, donations welcome. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday  10 A.M. to 4 P.M.  Closed Sunday and Monday. Check website: www.ehcc.org, for current exhibitions, workshops, and events. For more information call (808) 961-5711 or email admin@ehcc.org.

Hawai‘i Plantation Museum – Free Admission. Hours Tues. – Sat. 10am – 3pm. Located at 27-246 Old Mamalahoa Hwy (in former Yoshiyama Store). Visit www.plantationmuseum.org. Books and other retail items available. (808) 964-5151.

Hulihe‘e Palace – Free Admission to members (card needs to be presented), 10-15% discount in store, depends on membership level.  Museum and Gift Shop Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. & Sundays: 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Closed major holidays.  Museum phone (808) 329-1877 & Gift Shop phone (808) 329-6558.  www.daughtersofhawaii.org.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center – Free admission to members of any other participating museums. No store discount. Discounted member fees apply for special evening planetarium shows. Center hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. (808) 932-8901. For shows and events, please check website: www.imiloahawaii.org.  Sky Garden Restaurant at `Imiloa. 10% discount applies. Restaurant hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. for breakfast and lunch; Thursday – Sunday, 5pm-8:30pm for dinner. (808) 969-9753. Membership ID required.

Kona Historical Society – Free admission.  Kona Coffee Living History Farm: Monday-Friday, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.  H.N. Greenwell Store Museum: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. (808) 323-3222.  www.konahistorical.org.

Laupehoehoe Train Museum – Free admission. Hours: Open 10am – 3pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Other days by appointment. Book tours in advance by visiting www.thetrainmuseum.com. Call (808) 962-6300.

Lyman Museum and Mission House – Free admission. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 10% discount in Museum Shop.  Mission House tours available.  (808) 935-5021. www.lymanmuseum.org.

NOAA’s Mokupāpapa Discovery Center – No admission charged, Monthly craft night, free monthly talk, and free group education/outreach activities available with reservation, link http://goo.gl/ka5UQ6, Also room rentals available for special events. Hour: Tues – Sat. 9am – 4pm. Phone: (808) 933-8180. For booking call (808) 933-8195 or visit papahanaumokuakea.gov.

Pacific Tsunami Museum – Free admission.  Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.  For more info call (808) 935-0926 or visit www.tsunami.org.

The Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens – No admission charge, but museum members from participating museums will receive a special gift at the Zoo Gift Shop!  Hours: Daily, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.  (808) 959-9233.  www.hilozoo.com.

Volcano Art Center – Free admission.  Museum members from participating museums receive a free poster at VAC’s gallery. Park entrance fees apply.  Hours: Daily, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.  (808) 767-7565.  www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Wailoa Center – Located in the Wailoa park next to the Tsunami Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and across the river from the King Kamehameha Statue. Admission is free and open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays. Monthly exhibits by local artists which include a variety of fine art, contemporary craft, woodworking, multi-cultural exhibits, quilts, photography and more.  For additional information please call Codie M. King (808) 933-0416 or email: wailoa@yahoo.com or visit www.wailoacenter.com.

 

Sep
22
Sat
The Lyman Museum Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day Live! @ Lyman Museum
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

MainImage_smallFree Admission on September 22, 2018, with a Downloadable Museum Day! Ticket 

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Lyman Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day!

Free Admission on September 22, 2018, with a Downloadable Museum Day Ticket

Hilo, HI – 9/22/2018 — The Lyman Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.

The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.

Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/Search.  Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at the Lyman Museum, and at all participating venues, on September 22, 2018.  One ticket per email address is permitted.  For more information about Museum Day 2018 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/Search. (Click Get a Ticket to search participating museums and download your ticket.)

Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day?
Let us know @MuseumDay #MuseumDay #WomenMakingHistory 

 

Oct
1
Mon
The History and Present Condition of the Hawaiian Horse @ Lyman Museum
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Evening Presentation:

Renowned Hawai‘i Island veterinarian (and distinguished author) Dr. Billy Bergin has been a leading influence on the paniolo traditions and practices of our Islands throughout his long career.  His work in the Paniolo Preservation Society in Waimea, and his impact on ranching and rodeos, has earned him nationwide acclaim in the world of the cowboys and their horses. 

We who love Hawai‘i and its equines are in for a real treat, as Dr. Bergin reviews the history of the Hawaiian horse, including the descendants of those animals brought from California to Hawai‘i with the caballeros who would teach the Hawaiians a new trade and introduce them to the trappings of the cowboy.  On the biological side of things, he presents a DNA analysis of feral horses and donkeys in the Islands, talks about the mystery disease that is currently affecting the feral horses in their Waipi‘o Valley home, and reviews the research efforts being made to cure or prevent this disease. 

Join us for a powerhouse presentation which reaffirms the position of the Hawaiian Horse in Hawai‘i’s rich heritage, on either of two occasions:  Monday evening, October 1, or the following afternoon, October 2.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!

Oct
2
Tue
The History and Present Condition of the Hawaiian Horse @ Lyman Museum
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Matinée presentation:

Renowned Hawai‘i Island veterinarian (and distinguished author) Dr. Billy Bergin has been a leading influence on the paniolo traditions and practices of our Islands throughout his long career.  His work in the Paniolo Preservation Society in Waimea, and his impact on ranching and rodeos, has earned him nationwide acclaim in the world of the cowboys and their horses. 

We who love Hawai‘i and its equines are in for a real treat, as Dr. Bergin reviews the history of the Hawaiian horse, including the descendants of those animals brought from California to Hawai‘i with the caballeros who would teach the Hawaiians a new trade and introduce them to the trappings of the cowboy.  On the biological side of things, he presents a DNA analysis of feral horses and donkeys in the Islands, talks about the mystery disease that is currently affecting the feral horses in their Waipi‘o Valley home, and reviews the research efforts being made to cure or prevent this disease. 

Join us for a powerhouse presentation which reaffirms the position of the Hawaiian Horse in Hawai‘i’s rich heritage, on either of two occasions:  Monday evening, October 1, or the following afternoon, October 2.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!

Oct
15
Mon
Shark Girl @ Lyman Museum
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

DATES TO BE CONFIRMED:  CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FACEBOOK PAGE, OR AN E-BLAST TO OUR MEMBERS!! 

Evening Presentation:

In partnership with the Smithsonian Channel, the Lyman Museum presents two showings of this acclaimed documentary by divemaster and underwater filmmaker Madison Stewart.  For the young Stewart, nothing feels safer or more natural than diving straight into shark-infested waters.  Since childhood, growing up by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, she has treated these predators as family.  But they are vanishing from our world, and because of their bad reputation, few people seem to care.  In this film we follow Stewart on her mission to protect sharks, a battle that began when she put her studies on hold, grabbed a camera, and set out to save these extraordinary, misunderstood creatures. 

The film is being presented both on Monday evening, October 15, and on Tuesday afternoon, October 16.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!

Oct
16
Tue
Shark Girl @ Lyman Museum
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

DATES TO BE CONFIRMED:  CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FACEBOOK PAGE, OR AN E-BLAST TO OUR MEMBERS!! 

Matinée presentation:

In partnership with the Smithsonian Channel, the Lyman Museum presents two showings of this acclaimed documentary by divemaster and underwater filmmaker Madison Stewart.  For the young Stewart, nothing feels safer or more natural than diving straight into shark-infested waters.  Since childhood, growing up by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, she has treated these predators as family.  But they are vanishing from our world, and because of their bad reputation, few people seem to care.  In this film we follow Stewart on her mission to protect sharks, a battle that began when she put her studies on hold, grabbed a camera, and set out to save these extraordinary, misunderstood creatures. 

The film is being presented both on Monday evening, October 15, and on Tuesday afternoon, October 16.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!

Nov
5
Mon
The Pacific Tsunami Museum: Remembering and Learning through Stories and Images @ Lyman Museum
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! 

Evening Presentation:

The threat of a tsunami is an ever-present reality for all who live in Hawai‘i, and for our island visitors.  In 1997, First Hawaiian Bank donated its Kamehameha Branch building in historic downtown Hilo as a permanent site for the Pacific Tsunami Museum, which was co-founded by Dr. Walter Dudley and Jeanne Branch Johnston. 

The Museum is not only a superb repository of oral histories, information, and images pertaining to the tsunami phenomenon in Hawai‘i, but captivates visitors, residents, and students of all ages with its educational and visually compelling exhibits.  The Museum stresses that, through awareness and education, no one in our Islands should ever again die as the result of a tsunami. 

Whether you lived through the tsunami that devastated Hilo in 1946 or in 1960, or have only heard the news reports, you’ll appreciate this poignant presentation by Kini Elia-Gonzalez of the Pacific Tsunami Museum, which serves as a testament to the perseverance of communities to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of disaster.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!

Nov
12
Mon
The 2018 Kīlauea Eruption: One Photographer’s Perspective and Experience @ Lyman Museum
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Photo by Andrew Richard Hara

Photo by Andrew Richard Hara

Evening Presentation:

Madame Pele’s most recent period of high activity has affected people across Hawai‘i Island, in many cases with devastating effects.on lives and well-being.  While we do not lose sight of these effects, and we do what we can to help our ‘ohana, the fact remains—and perhaps it’s a bit uncomfortable to recognize—that the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea has produced some of the most visually beautiful images of our planet in a transition both destructive and creative. 

One of Hawai‘i’s leading photographer/videographers has put together a breathtaking presentation, a mix of both photos and videos highlighting the Kīlauea fissure eruption from Day One.  Andrew Hara shares his personal experiences throughout the eruptive events; how his visual media were able to help families, communities, and government agencies; and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record 27,000 detailed photographs of a most significant geological event in Hawai‘i Island’s history.  Share this on either of two occasions:  Monday evening, November 12, or the following afternoon, November 13.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!

Nov
13
Tue
The 2018 Kīlauea Eruption: One Photographer’s Perspective and Experience @ Lyman Museum
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Photo by Andrew Richard Hara

Photo by Andrew Richard Hara

Matinée presentation:

Madame Pele’s most recent period of high activity has affected people across Hawai‘i Island, in many cases with devastating effects.on lives and well-being.  While we do not lose sight of these effects, and we do what we can to help our ‘ohana, the fact remains—and perhaps it’s a bit uncomfortable to recognize—that the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea has produced some of the most visually beautiful images of our planet in a transition both destructive and creative. 

One of Hawai‘i’s leading photographer/videographers has put together a breathtaking presentation, a mix of both photos and videos highlighting the Kīlauea fissure eruption from Day One.  Andrew Hara shares his personal experiences throughout the eruptive events; how his visual media were able to help families, communities, and government agencies; and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record 27,000 detailed photographs of a most significant geological event in Hawai‘i Island’s history.  Share this on either of two occasions:  Monday evening, November 12, or the following afternoon, November 13.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!

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