Most people think that when the sun sets over Kauai the day is done on the Hawaiian Archipelago. But, that’s not true. The island chain actually extends another thousand miles to the northwest, to a chain of small islands, atolls and barely submerged reefs. This part of the archipelago provides a vital connection to the cultural and natural history of the main Hawaiian Islands.
These islands chart the long, geographical history of the Hawaii we know and love — at one point, each one of them were located exactly where the “main” Hawaiian Islands are today.
Now, the Bishop Museum in Honolulu is wrapping-up a six-month exhibit featuring treasures and in-depth information about these fascinating islands. But, there’s still time for you to check in out! (the exhibit runs from August 16, 2015 to February 26, 2017).
Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands is an original exhibit that will wrap-up its tenure here in Hawaii on February 26th. Here are a few of the highlights you won’t want to miss:
Finally, the exhibit will showcase the functioning ecosystem and spiritual significance of Papahanaumokuakea, a model for regeneration and revitalization of unique natural and cultural landscapes. Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, established in 2006, is one of the world’s largest marine conservation areas.
Naturally, you’ll want to spend much of your Hawaii vacation surfing, paddle-boarding, and parasailing. But, don’t forget to indulge your inner-intellect as well with a visit to this fascinating Bishop Museum exhibit!