Lyman Museum Exhibit Will Inspire Volcano Tours in Hawaii

An exhibit that has been featured at Lyman Museum is sure to inspire volcano tours in Hawaii. “Hawaii Volcanoes: 1880’s to Present” has been running at the Lyman Museum as an exhibit since December 9, 2011 and will end on March 31, 2012.

About the Exhibit

Part of the exhibit is recently discovered and digitized film from eruptions on Halema’uma’u (ca. 1930’s), Puna (1955), Kilauea Iki (1959), and Kapoho (1960). Major painters from the Volcano School will have works on display at this exhibit, including Hitchcock and Furneaux. Also on display will be photographs from historic eruptions that range from the 1880’s to present day eruptions on Kilauea; all major attractions for people taking volcano tours in Hawaii. Guests to the exhibit will be able to see Thomas Jaggar’s sextant, as well as interesting eruptions specimens called tephra.

Filming the Inferno

This is a special event, called “Filming the Inferno” that will happen at the Lyman Museum starting at 7:00 on the night of March 26th, 2012. During this event two reels of restored historic footage of the 1959 Kilauea Iki and the 1960 Kapoho eruptions. Short sections of these films were shown as part of the main exhibit, but museum organizers wanted to share the full length of the restored films; which cover major areas visited by people taking Volcano Tours in Hawaii.

About Lyman Museum

The Lyman Museum began as the Lyman Mission House, which was built in 1839, and was converted into the Museum in 1931. Next door to the Mission House is the Lyman Museum Building which has a collection of artifacts, fine art, and natural history exhibits as well as archives. There is also a special exhibitions section and a gift shop. The Lyman Museums is one of four museums in Hawaii that is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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