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Living Legacy

| November 9, 2016 | Parties National

Supporters of Hawaiian culture gathered for a premier fundraising soiree at the 18th Annual Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Dinner.

Bishop Museum’s annual gala honored its legacy and dedication to preserving the culture, heritage and natural sciences of Hawai‘i and the Pacific region.

High-profile attendees included Toni Parras of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; museum board chairman Allison Holt Gendreau and board member Heather Giugni; developer Stanford Carr and his wife, Kathy Carr; and former Gov. George Ariyoshi and his wife, Jean, and son, Donn.

Guests enjoyed cocktails at the unveiling of the Bishop Museum’s latest exhibit, Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, then headed for a top-notch dinner prepared by chefs from Highway Inn, Chef Chai, 12th Ave Grill, The Pig & the Lady, Roy’s and Town restaurants. They were serenaded by none other than Amy Hānaiali‘i Gilliom; then the party switched gears, with guests enjoying a sparkling afterparty in the exhibit area Planet Shark: Predator or Prey. Now there’s an evening everyone could sink their teeth into. ‒Kathryn Drury Wagner


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