A Voyage to Health: An Exhibition Exploring the History of Kaho'olawe and Traditional Voyaging, and How the Resurgence of Native Hawaiian Culture Helped Heal the Soul of the Community

Exhibit Author: 
National Library of Medicine. Curated by Monte Costa.
Arizona Health Sciences Library
Exhibit Start Date: 
Sep 9, 2013 (All day)
Exhibit End Date: 
Oct 19, 2013 (All day)
Sun - Thurs 7 AM - 8PM
Fri - Sat 7 AM - 7 PM
Arizona Health Sciences Library (Java City), Tucson Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.


A Voyage To Health explores the recent revival of the ancient arts of navigation and voyaging that first brought the people of Hawai‘i to their island homes. Much of the valuable knowledge of voyaging was lost as a consequence of the suppression of traditional ways. As part of a wider movement to reintroduce traditional ways, Native Hawaiians are mastering the knowledge and skills of their elders. By restoring their heritage, this new generation seeks to heal the people.  A Voyage to Health explores this resurgence and its significance for health, well-being, and self-determination.

Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, Mondays-Fridays, 6a.m.-9p.m. (free on Saturdays and Sundays) in the University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus Visitor/Patient Parking Garage; the Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson Campus, is unable to validate parking. The UA 2012 Lot Specific Permit parking lot,southwest of the library, on North Cherry Avenue between East Drachman Street and East Mabel Street, has several metered parking spaces and parking in the lot is free after 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and all day Saturdays and Sundays. Free parking is also available in nearby UA Zone 1 lots after 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and all day Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Jeanette Ryan, Deputy Director, Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson Campus, 520-626-6143.

Image credit: from the National Library of Medicine - The voyaging canoe Hōkūle'a, ca. 1997, courtesy Monte Costa

Last updated Mar 20, 2018 by cdstewart