The Guam Museum invites the public to attend “Legacy Building,” the first in a series of lectures surrounding the significance of the new permanent home for Guam’s living history and culture, and the inaugural exhibition, I Hale’-ta Desde Åntes Esta I Mamaila’. The lectures will focus on the history and establishment of the Guam Museum, and the Guam Museum’s vision as it moves into the future.
This Free lecture takes place on
Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m in the Indoor Theater.
Andrew T. Laguaña, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and lead architect of the Guam Museum, will share his vision and inspiration for the building and its innovative design, which reflects elements of Chamorro culture.
Dominica Tolentino, Director of the Guam Museum will also present, tracing the Guam Museum’s history from its infancy in the early 1900s, honouring the visionaries whose voices advocated for the preservation and promotion of the island’s heritage.
Toni “Malia” Ramirez, Oral Historian, will share stories from the island’s manåmko’, and speak about the changing landscape of Hagåtña and Skinner Plaza, as well as the museum’s role in sustaining historical connections to place.