Events

May
15
Sat
Lyman Museum Participating in Blue Star Museums 2021
May 15 @ 10:00 am – Sep 6 @ 4:30 pm

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This summer the Lyman Museum is again participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America, to offer free admission to active duty military personnel (including the National Guard and Reserve) and their families, from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day 2021.  Please note that the Museum is closed on Memorial Day (May 31, 2021), Independence Day (July 4, 2021) and Labor Day (September 6, 2021).

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 id card (dependent id), or a DD Form 1173-1 id card, which includes active-duty U.S. military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps—and up to five family members.

For more information, go to: https://www.arts.gov/initiatives/blue-star-museums, or call the Museum at (808) 935-5021.  The Lyman Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate, located at 276 Haili Street in historic downtown Hilo, and is open Monday—Friday, 10:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. except on Federal holidays.

 

Aug
9
Mon
Sailing the Golden Rule, Historic Peace Boat, from Hawai‘i to California in 2021 @ Lyman Museum
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Golden Rule in San Francisco Bay after sailing from O‘ahu, June 2021.  Photo credit: Noah Berger, San Francisco Chronicle

Evening Presentation:

“We are sailing for a nuclear-free world and a peaceful, sustainable future,” says Golden Rule project manager Helen Jaccard.  “What better way to bring a message of peace and sustainability than this beautiful sailboat with its storied history?  It puts a smile on people’s faces!”  Following 21 months in the Hawaiian Islands, the historic anti-nuclear sailboat Golden Rule departed Honolulu in May 2021 for the west coast of the United States.  It was a “return voyage” of sorts: the vessel first sailed from California to Hawai‘i 63 years ago, in 1958, on her way to interfere with U.S. atmospheric nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands.  Under orders from the Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Coast Guard prevented the boat from leaving Honolulu.  The arrest and jailing of the Golden Rule’s Captain Albert Bigelow—a retired WWII Navy commander—and his crew of Quaker peace activists garnered international media attention and increased opposition to nuclear testing and nuclear weapons. 

This most recent voyage was captained by Hawai‘i’s own Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa, with three crew members, in preparation for an extended educational journey through major waterways and along coastal North America, beginning this Fall.  Kiko relates the story of how this humble vessel—raised from the bottom of Humboldt Bay and rebuilt with volunteer effort—has leveraged some big shifts in public sentiment and the policies of the nuclear powers of our time.  This engrossing presentation is a must-see on either of two occasions:  Monday evening, August 9, or the following afternoon, August 10.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Owing to COVID-19 safety restrictions, masks that meet CDC guidelines must be worn and physical distancing observedTemperature checks will be made before you enter the Museum. Seating is therefore very limited; you must reserve your seat/s in advance by calling during business hours (no voicemail please), and must check in at the front desk prior to the presentation.  Check-in begins at 6:30PM Monday evening, 2:30PM Tuesday afternoon.  First called, first reserved!  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.  E komo mai! 

Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!

Aug
10
Tue
Sailing the Golden Rule, Historic Peace Boat, from Hawai‘i to California in 2021 @ Lyman Museum
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Golden Rule in San Francisco Bay after sailing from O‘ahu, June 2021.  Photo credit: Noah Berger, San Francisco Chronicle

Matinée Presentation:

“We are sailing for a nuclear-free world and a peaceful, sustainable future,” says Golden Rule project manager Helen Jaccard.  “What better way to bring a message of peace and sustainability than this beautiful sailboat with its storied history?  It puts a smile on people’s faces!”  Following 21 months in the Hawaiian Islands, the historic anti-nuclear sailboat Golden Rule departed Honolulu in May 2021 for the west coast of the United States.  It was a “return voyage” of sorts: the vessel first sailed from California to Hawai‘i 63 years ago, in 1958, on her way to interfere with U.S. atmospheric nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands.  Under orders from the Atomic Energy Commission, the U.S. Coast Guard prevented the boat from leaving Honolulu.  The arrest and jailing of the Golden Rule’s Captain Albert Bigelow—a retired WWII Navy commander—and his crew of Quaker peace activists garnered international media attention and increased opposition to nuclear testing and nuclear weapons. 

This most recent voyage was captained by Hawai‘i’s own Kiko Johnston-Kitazawa, with three crew members, in preparation for an extended educational journey through major waterways and along coastal North America, beginning this Fall.  Kiko relates the story of how this humble vessel—raised from the bottom of Humboldt Bay and rebuilt with volunteer effort—has leveraged some big shifts in public sentiment and the policies of the nuclear powers of our time.  This engrossing presentation is a must-see on either of two occasions:  Monday evening, August 9, or the following afternoon, August 10.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Owing to COVID-19 safety restrictions, masks that meet CDC guidelines must be worn and physical distancing observedTemperature checks will be made before you enter the Museum. Seating is therefore very limited; you must reserve your seat/s in advance by calling during business hours (no voicemail please), and must check in at the front desk prior to the presentation.  Check-in begins at 6:30PM Monday evening, 2:30PM Tuesday afternoon.  First called, first reserved!  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.  E komo mai! 

Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!

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