August Happenings at the Guam Museum
Location: Guam Museum, Hagåtña
Address: Hagåtña, GUAM
Contact: Nicole DeLisle Dueñas
AUGUST HAPPENINGS AT THE GUAM MUSEUM
Current Exhibit — “In Hahasso Ha': Narratives of World War II History and Memory in Guam”
Open until August 20, 2017: Tuesday through Sunday — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Guam Museum Gallery A
Ha’ånen Familia — Bailan Cha Cha
Saturday, August 12, 2017 — 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Museum Multipurpose Room
The Cha Cha became wildly popular in Guam after World War II, along with Jive, Jitterbug and Tango. Today, the Cha Cha is danced at every fiesta, and has become identified with CHamoru culture. Learn about the history of dance on Guam, and join Inetnon Gef Pa’go member, Alejandro Gagarin, and the team at the Guam Museum for a fun Cha Cha class. To reserve a space, contact Danielle Subido at the museum at 989-4455.
Documentary Film Showings — Guam’s Liberation: The Story of Guam’s People in the Years Surrounding WWII
Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, 2017 — 11:00 a.m. AND 1:00 p.m. — Museum Indoor Theater
Join us at the Guam Museum for this classic WWII and Liberation documentary film by Annette Donner as we close out the summer, and this season of remembrance and commemoration. Guam’s Liberation tells the story of I Tiempon Gera, and the Japanese Occupation and American recapture of Guam through rare archival footage and historic photographs of the era.
Stories in the Exhibition — The Story of the Chagui’an Massacre
Saturday, August 19, 2017 — 12:00 p.m. — Museum Exhibition in Gallery A
Among the thousands of CHamorus held at the Manenggon concentration camp, 45 men were forced to carry supplies to a Japanese command post at Milalak near Chagui’an, Yigo. The location of this command post was unknown to American Liberating Forces who landed in Guam on July 21, 1944. As the battle reached Yigo on August 7, 1944, a gruesome discovery was made near CHagui’an by a Marine Regiment — a Japanese truck loaded with the decapitated bodies of the CHamoru men. As the search continued the following morning, 21 more bodies were found at Chagui’an. In commemoration of the those lives lost, the Guam Museum welcomes Chagui’an memorial researcher, John Blas, to share the story of the site and the CHamoru experience of World War II.
Guam Museum HITA Talk — Intergenerational Trauma Surrounding World War II in Guam
Saturday August 19, 2017 — 2:30 p.m. — Museum Indoor Theater
What is intergenerational trauma? How has the WWII in Guam impacted generations of CHamorus and society today? The Guam Museum welcomes Patricia L.G. Taimanglo, Ph.D. to speak about intergenerational transmission of historic community trauma, culturally responsive counselling, and strategies of healing that are rooted in an understanding and knowing of history. Join us for this important talk that sheds light on the deep and complicated legacy of the war on Guam.
Open Mic Night
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 — 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. — Museum Lobby
The Guam Museum proudly presents Open Mic Night. Share an acoustic performance, song, poem or story. Sign-up begins at 6:00 p.m. This month’s featured artist: FJ Chargualaf, lead singer of Poprocks and Soda.