The Pacific Tsunami Museum: Remembering and Learning through Stories and Images

November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Train caboose in bakery, 1946.  Pacific Tsunami Museum: Lee Hatada Collection.

Train caboose in bakery, 1946. Pacific Tsunami Museum: Lee Hatada Collection.


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!