Events

Nov
25
Sat
Christmas Parol Workshop with Lito Asuncion @ Lyman Museum
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

IMG_9591_eventsIn celebration of the holiday season, Lito Asuncion returns to the Lyman Museum to present a workshop on the making of the parol, a Filipino star-shaped Christmas lantern that is illuminated and hung outside homes in many parts of the world.

The origins of the parol can be found in the Mexican piñata.  The piñata came to Spain from Italy in the 1300s, spread to Mexico, and finally came to the Philippines when Spaniards brought Christianity to the islands.  The earliest parol were traditionally made from simple materials such as bamboo sticks, Japanese rice paper, crepe paper, and a candle or coconut oil lamp for illumination.

The present-day parol can take many different shapes and forms but is still a recognizable symbol to many Filipinos and represents the Star of Bethlehem.  For Filipinos in many areas, making a parol, decorating it, and lighting the lantern is an expression of shared faith and hope.  Celebrate the Advent and Christmas season at your own home with a beautiful parol!

The workshop will be offered on Saturday, November 25, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $10 for Museum members, $15.00 for nonmembers, with all materials provided.  Please call the Museum (935-5021 ex. 101) by Wednesday, November 22 to register and reserve your spot in advance. 

 

Nov
27
Mon
From the Brink of Extinction: Saving Rare Plants at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park @ Lyman Museum
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

36014597566_6e3890d smlMatinée presentation:

Some of the world’s rarest plants are found in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a place where more than 100 years of preservation and protection efforts have created an optimal environment in which they can survive and thrive.  The native silversword and lobelia lineages of Hawai‘i are spectacular examples of adaptive radiation, in which single colonizing ancestors have given rise to a stunning diversity of descendant species … yet they now include some of the world’s most critically imperiled plants.  Over the past two decades, park managers have partnered with public and private organizations to pull these species back from the brink of extinction through large-scale plant reintroduction efforts.  This afternoon and evening, HVNP botanist Sierra McDaniel discusses and illustrates the value of integrating these crucial efforts with ongoing restoration activities across large landscapes.

Free to Lyman Museum members; $3 nonmembers. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for evening public programs.  Limited seating; first come, first seated.  Additional parking next door at Hilo Union School ON MONDAY EVENING ONLY

From the Brink of Extinction: Saving Rare Plants at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park @ Lyman Museum
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

36014597566_6e3890d smlEvening presentation:

Some of the world’s rarest plants are found in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a place where more than 100 years of preservation and protection efforts have created an optimal environment in which they can survive and thrive.  The native silversword and lobelia lineages of Hawai‘i are spectacular examples of adaptive radiation, in which single colonizing ancestors have given rise to a stunning diversity of descendant species … yet they now include some of the world’s most critically imperiled plants.  Over the past two decades, park managers have partnered with public and private organizations to pull these species back from the brink of extinction through large-scale plant reintroduction efforts.  This afternoon and evening, HVNP botanist Sierra McDaniel discusses and illustrates the value of integrating these crucial efforts with ongoing restoration activities across large landscapes.

Free to Lyman Museum members; $3 nonmembers. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for evening public programs.  Limited seating; first come, first seated.  Additional parking next door at Hilo Union School ON MONDAY EVENING ONLY

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