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The Spirit of Aloha: Hawaiian Cultural Day at the Museum of Anthropology

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

poster for Musuem of Anthropology, Hawaiian Culturl Day

(illustration from Museum of Anthropology website)

Dances performed by members of Utah State University’s Polynesian Student Union are featured at the next Saturdays at the Museum event presented by USU’s Museum of Anthropology. Activities take place Saturday, Oct. 13.

The unique culture of Hawaii is in the spotlight at the museum, and members of the Polynesian Student Union will perform several dances and present a flower lei demonstration. The dancers will perform at 1 p.m. at the museum.

“Hawaiian culture is so diverse and has so many rich traditions,” said Tiffany Chansamoeun, a museum assistant. “It’s nice to see how such a different culture has flourished in the United States. We are really excited to be able to show the community more of what this beautiful culture entails and its history.”

Throughout the day, museum visitors can make candy and paper leis to take home. Additionally, museum displays will highlight the Hawaiian culture.

In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.

The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.

For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.

The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Source: Museum of Anthropology

Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545,

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