HONOLULU, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) - Several pieces of surf history are on display at the Bishop Museum. Old photos, a surf simulator, and even boards ridden by Hawaiian ali'i. Malika has more from the Bishop Museum.
The exhibit, is called SURFING: Featuring the Historic Surfboards in Bishop Museum's Collection and it closes Monday, September 6, 2010. Bishop Museum Archives holds the largest collection of historic photos in Hawai'i. From this unparalleled resource, a selection of surfing images, some familiar and others rarely before published will be on display.
Highlights of Surfing: Featuring the Historic Surfboards in Bishop Museum's Collection include:
- More than 25 historic surfboards from Bishop Museum's collection including some owned and used by ali'i
- Examples of board design and development through modern times
- A surf simulator that allows visitors to try their hand at surfing right in the halls of the exhibit
- Historic photos from Bishop Museum's Library and Archives
Bishop Museum's mission is to study, preserve, and tell the stories of the natural and cultural history of Hawai'i and the Pacific. It is designated as the State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. With more than 24 million catalogued objects, Bishop Museum's collection ranks fourth in the United States and is among the top ten in the world.
Museum hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. It is closed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day.