The Guam Humanities Council has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program to bring to Guam the national exhibit, Journey Stories. As part of the tour, the Council has developed a local companion exhibit with complementary programs entitled, Sindålu – Chamorro Journeys in the U.S. Military, to explore the many significant and oftentimes unrecognized journeys of Chamorro men and women who currently serve or have served in the U.S. Military. A collection of interviews and past narratives, personal images and artifacts, as well as historical and contemporary photographs and film are presented to illustrate the rich and multifaceted stories of Chamorros in service. The Council worked with Chamorro scholar and historian Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua to develop the Guam-focused exhibit.
The Council has also partnered with the Isla Center for the Arts and the University of Guam to present the second venue of the exhibit tour with programs. A public opening will be held on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m., at the Isla Center for the Arts, #15 Dean’s Circle, University of Guam. The exhibit will be open weekly, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and will be closed Sundays and holidays.