Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The University of Hawaiʻi was among 20 public land-grant universities that was featured in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. on June 27 to July 8, 2012.

The festival celebrated the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Morrill Act, which paved the way for higher education for rural and working class Americans.

The University of Hawaiʻi exhibits featured traditional Hawaiian health and healing practices, a mini taro patch, non-instrument navigation, medicinal herb and organic farming and much more. Hawaiʻi Community College’s halau Unukupukupu and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Tuahine Troup also performed.





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