Guam Museum soft opening this Friday

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The soft opening of the first floor of the Antonio “Tony” Palomo Guam Museum and Chamorro Educational Facility will be Friday, Nov. 4 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

Guam – The Antonio “Tony” Palomo Guam Museum and Chamorro Educational Facility will celebrate a soft opening of the first floor to the public this Friday, November 4 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 am. The museum’s first exhibition, “I Hale’ta: Desde Åntes esta I Mamaila’” chronicles the history of the Guam Museum from 1926 to 2016. 

“We are excited to share this exhibition with the people of Guam,” said Dominica Tolentino, Museum Director, “not many people realize that the Guam Museum has been officially around for over 90 years.”

The exhibition will run from November 4 through January 22 and will feature a chronological perspective on the people and events that has kept the museum alive.  The exhibition will also showcase some of the artifacts that were uncovered on the site, the inspiration for the building design and a small sampling of the museum’s collections. Other events for November include a book launch, the Association of Marianas Island Mayors conference and the Guam International Film Festival.

The museum store will feature local art and cultural products as well as museum branded merchandise such as t-shirts, umbrellas and other mementos. The museum café will also open within the next two weeks and will feature pre-packaged sandwiches, salads and pastries as well as smoothies and specialty coffees.

The museum will be open from Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and is closed on Mondays for maintenance. Plans are being made to expand the hours in conjunction with the Wednesday night market at the Chamorro Village and for special holiday events.

Admission rates for the exhibition are $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for students and $2.00 for docent guided tours. Manamko (55 or older) and kids under 12 years old are free. 

For more information, please contact Ms. Dominica Tolentino at 689 4155.