HILO, Hawaii – Barbara Muffler will will share stories and images from her new book, Hawai’i Tsunamis, tonight at the Lyman Museum in Hilo. The event begins at 7 p.m.
Hilo, Hawai`i (October 22, 2015) — The islands and coastlines of the Pacific and Indian Oceans have been rocked by powerful seismic waves time and again during the past century. This is certainly true for Hilo, which has been shaped physically, culturally, and economically by the tsunamis of 1946 and 1960. But even cataclysmic events can have positive outcomes, as illustrated in a recently published, thoughtful book by Barbara Muffler and the Pacific Tsunami Museum. Hawai`i Tsunamis features compelling stories and images from these destructive events—human and visual testimony not only to devastation and loss but to the resilience, strength, and compassion of individuals and of the Hilo community as a whole. On Monday, November 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lyman Museum, Ms. Muffler will share these stories and images. Copies of Hawai`i Tsunamis will be available for purchase, and the author will be happy to inscribe them.
The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawai`i. Located in historic downtown Hilo at 276 Haili Street, the Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission to this program is free to Museum members, $3 for nonmembers. For additional information, call (808) 935-5021 or visit www.lymanmuseum.org.