The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is preparing to celebrate the Hokulea voyaging canoe and the re-emergence of the traditional practice of wayfinding.
"Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging," an exhibition at the Honolulu museum, will chronicle the reawakening of the centuries-old practice of long-distance sea travel on the Hawaiian Islands during the past five decades, including the journey of the Hokulea, the seafaring canoe that recently completed a three-year global voyage.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the museum and the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and will be on display from Nov. 4, 2017, to June 24, 2018.
In addition to displays on the recent successful trip of the Hokulea, the exhibit also chronicles the revitalization of long-distance voyaging practices in the Aloha State that began in the 1970s after decades of dormancy. Visitors can learn about Mau Piailug, the master navigator who brought the needed skills back to the Islands, and the construction of some of the first canoes in the new generation. Additionally, gifts that the Hokulea crew received during its three-year journey will also be on display.
Admission for out-of-state residents to Bishop Museum costs $22.95 for adults, $19.95 for Seniors (ages 65 and older),$14.95 for ages 4 to 17, and is free for ages 3 and younger.