Guam Museum Launches FaceBook Page

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Guam –  The Guam Museum, a division of the Department of Chamorro Affairs, has opened its “doors” to the world with pictures and information of some of its artifacts on display and in storage, past activities and exhibits, and information on future events, via its Facebook Page.

 

The FaceBook Page features:

*  Perhaps the largest known åcho’ atupat, or “sling stone”…
*  A pillow made of ifit wood…
*  A harpoon from the “Whaling Days” in Guam…

You can search the page by typing in “Guam Museum Facebook” in Yahoo and Google; or go directly to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guam-Museum/251069485038242?ref=hl

“Guam will finally have a permanent home for its history and artifacts to be housed and displayed. The new Guam and Chamorro Educational Facility, dba the Guam Museum, is earmarked to open its door next December! Exciting times ahead! Keep in touch with us on Facebook for all updates!” – Joseph Artero-Cameron, President of the Department of Chamorro Affairs Educational Component:

In line with its purpose of educating the public on Guam history and culture, the Guam Museum has created photo albums in its Facebook page to provide cultural and historical information of its many artifacts:

*  Kao un Tungō? (Did you know?)
* Hafa Este? (What’s this?)

The Guam Museum partnered with Guampedia to present accurate and interesting information of some of the museum’s collections.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to work together to share the knowledge about Chamorro culture and Guam’s history,” said Shannon Murphy, Guampedia managing editor. “We look forward to many partnerships as the Guam Museum progresses.”

Photos of the Past:
Other photo albums cover the many exhibits, museum facilities and activities through the years, such as at the following venues:

* Garden House at the Plaza de España in the 1970’s to 1980’s; Adelup between 1994 to 2002; Guam Premier Outlet in 2003; Micronesia Mall between 2004 to 2008; 2013 Groundbreaking of the Guam and Chamorro Educational Facility, to name a few.

Progress of the Guam and Chamorro Educational Facility:
The Facebook Page will also include progress of the Guam and Chamorro Educational Facility (GCEF), slated to be the permanent home of the Guam Museum:

* Events leading up to the completion and opening of the GCEF, such as important dates of the construction phases.
* In partnership with Pa’a Taotao Tano and DNA Building, a timeline of aerial photos of the construction’s progress will be made available at various vantage points in Hagåtña.

For more information, please contact Mr. Simeon Palomo at 482-2560 or simeon.palomo@dca.guam.gov