Sponsored by U.S. National Park Service
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
1 Crater Rim Drive
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718
In celebration of International Archeology Day 2014, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is hosting Na Mea Makamae (Cultural Treasures).
Our opening event begins Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 PM at the Kilauea Visitor Center, with the “After Dark in the Park” evening presentation featuring Pacific archeologist, Patrick V. Kirch.
On Saturday, October 18, located between the Kilauea Visitor Center and the Volcano House Hotel, a one-day exhibit of selected artifacts from the park’s museum collection will be on display at the 1932 Administration Building. This historic structure is the future site of the Museum and Curatorial Center anticipated for the park’s 2016 Centennial Celebration.
Additional family activities include shoe-box excavations, Lapita pottery clay station, Polynesian petroglyph art, lithic tool demonstration, ranger led hikes and short films on archeology will be offered. Children can even take the pledge and earn their Junior Archeology patch at this event!