Events

Nov
23
Sat
Christmas Parol Workshop @ Lyman Museum
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

parolIn 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!

Please call the Museum at 935-5021 ext. 101 by Wednesday, November 20, 2019 to register and reserve your spot in advance!

Lyman Museum ~ 276 Haili St ~ Hilo, Hawai`i ~ (808) 935-5021 ~ www.lymanmuseum.org
The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawai`i to tell the story of its islands and people. 

Dec
6
Fri
Ni‘ihau Shell Workshops @ Lyman Museum
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Ni‘ihau jewelry in the crown flower pikake style.

Just in time for the holidays, Kele Kanahele of the Island of Ni‘ihau returns to teach the authentic creation of Ni‘ihau shell jewelry at the Lyman Museum!  Visit his acclaimed workshop twice in December:

Friday, December 6                                10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 7                           10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

On either day you may learn how to make a necklace/lei in the crown flower pikake style, using your choice of momi ke‘oke‘o (white) or momi lenalena (yellow) shells, and your choice of pink or red kahelelani shells.  Choose your colors when making your reservation!  You may, of course, create more than one piece, as long as you sign up for specific pieces in advance.  The workshop fee for an 18-inch lei is $370 for Museum members, $380 for nonmembers; the fee for a 20-inch lei is $395 for members, $405 for nonmembers; the fee for earrings is $100 for members, $110 for nonmembers.   Space is limited to 24 persons per day; only people who have registered can be permitted in the classroom.  Reservations must be made, pieces and colors specified, and the workshop fee(s) paid by Saturday, November 30, to ensure your place and the availability of shells.

Celebrate Mele Kalikimaka with these treasures of Ni‘ihau!  For more information, and to make your reservations, please call 935-5021 ext. 101 or stop by the Museum’s Admissions desk.

Dec
7
Sat
Ni‘ihau Shell Workshops @ Lyman Museum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Ni‘ihau jewelry in the crown flower pikake style.

Just in time for the holidays, Kele Kanahele of the Island of Ni‘ihau returns to teach the authentic creation of Ni‘ihau shell jewelry at the Lyman Museum!  Visit his acclaimed workshop twice in December:

Friday, December 6                                10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 7                           10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

On either day you may learn how to make a necklace/lei in the crown flower pikake style, using your choice of momi ke‘oke‘o (white) or momi lenalena (yellow) shells, and your choice of pink or red kahelelani shells.  Choose your colors when making your reservation!  You may, of course, create more than one piece, as long as you sign up for specific pieces in advance.  The workshop fee for an 18-inch lei is $370 for Museum members, $380 for nonmembers; the fee for a 20-inch lei is $395 for members, $405 for nonmembers; the fee for earrings is $100 for members, $110 for nonmembers.   Space is limited to 24 persons per day; only people who have registered can be permitted in the classroom.  Reservations must be made, pieces and colors specified, and the workshop fee(s) paid by Saturday, November 30, to ensure your place and the availability of shells.

Celebrate Mele Kalikimaka with these treasures of Ni‘ihau!  For more information, and to make your reservations, please call 935-5021 ext. 101 or stop by the Museum’s Admissions desk.

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