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Alele Museum and Library

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The Alele Museum, Library, and Archives in Uliga, next to the RMI Court House, is definitely worth a visit. The entity languished for many years, but thanks to a big effort by a number of caring individuals, it was reopened in September, 2013 after extensive renovations.

Upstairs is the library, which features a colorful children’s room and a separate Pacific Islands collection room. There are many treasures to be found in this room… but you’ll have to hunt them out.

Officers from the visiting Coast Guard vessel Rush and US Ambassador Tom Armbruster at the Alele Museum. Photo: Alele Museum

Officers from the visiting Coast Guard vessel Rush and former US Ambassador Tom Armbruster at the Alele Museum. Photo: Alele Museum

The museum is downstairs and is spread over three main rooms. While small, it is a charming exhibit featuring items relating to traditional Marshallese navigation, warfare, tools, instruments, decorative handicrafts and jewelry, and clothing. Descriptions accompany each object, along with beautiful historic photographs, many of which come from the Joachim deBrum collection.

The Alele’s Executive Director is Melvin Majmeto and its manager is Carol Curtis. The Alele can be found on facebook at: Alele Museum & Public Library. The phone number is (692) 625-3372.

In mid-2017 Alele launched its new website www.alele.org (see link below).

Alele Museum & Public Library

Museum Our goal is to to promote and preserve Marshallese culture and we organize various activities year-round. We also host the Bogan collection, and have a selection of deBrum photos, printed from glassplates dated circa 1900. Visit the museum The Alele Public Library is located on the second floor of the Alele building.

 

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