The Guam Museum

Senator Antonio M. Palomo, Guam Museum & Chamorro Educational Facility Sunday, November 4, 2018 2ndAnniversary. The Guam Museum officially opened its doors on November 4, 2016. The museum debuted its first changing exhibition titled: I Hale’ta: Desde Åntes Esta I Mamaila’ or Our Roots: Past and Future. In the two

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Holiday Traditions – Bilen (Belen) and Nobenan I Niñu Jesus

Holiday Traditions Bilen and Nobenan I Niñu Jesus (Bethlehem Nativity and Novena of the Child Jesus) Christmas is one of the holiest and most joyful celebrations of the Roman Catholic Church worldwide. In Guam, the birth of Jesus Christ is honored through prayers and family traditions that have been passed

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The Carabao Cart

Karetan Guaka Contemporary Replica Ifit, other Woods and Metal Guam Council for the Art and Humanities (CAHA) Art Bank The Karetan Guaka, also referred to as the Karetan Karabao (Carabao Cart), was the predominant mode of transportation in Guam in the 17th through late 19th centuries. Carabaos were introduced to Guam from

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History’s Guardian

Antonio “Tony” M. Palomo was a noted Guam historian and the administrator of the Guam Museum for eleven years (1995 – 2007).Palomo was also a former journalist, senator and author. He wrote An Island in Agony, published in 1984, which tells of the experience of Chamorros during the Guam occupation of World War

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More Than A Piece of clay

The pottery forms manufactured during the Latte Phase were more robust and less ornate compared to those of the Pre-Latte Phase.  Although the latte wares had less aesthetic quality they were more utilitarian.  Since this pottery was fired at higher temperatures, some forms could be used for cooking. Pre-latte forms,

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Dr. Ramon Sablan

A Visionary Man

Dr. Ramon Manalisay Sablan (1902-1970) was the first Chamorro medical doctor. He is also remembered as an influential educator, politician, activist, linguist, and musician. Sablan, the first president of the Guam Teachers Association in 1926, was also the first to call for people to donate their historical items for a future Guam

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