November 9, 2015

2020 UNITED STATES (Hawaii) - Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu


Located in Laie, on the northern shore of Oahu, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is is a Polynesian-themed theme park and living museum. Within eight simulated tropical villages, performers demonstrate various arts and crafts from throughout Polynesia. The center was opened in 1963 as a way to provide employment and scholarships for students at BYU-Hawaii and to preserve the cultures of Polynesia.

Each of the major Polynesian cultures (Hawaii, Samoa, Aotearoa / New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, the Marquesas Islands) has its own section, centered on a traditional village. Hourly performances and cultural learning experiences take place in these villages. In addition to the villages, the PCC has a special exhibit dedicated to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and a tribute to the 1850s LDS mission. PCC hosts also many special events.

About the stamps
About the first stamp, featuring a portrait of George Washington, I wrote here. The next two stamps are part of the commemorative series Go Green, about which I wrote here.

References
Polynesian Cultural Center - Wikipedia
Polynesian Cultural Center - Official website
Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu - Panda Online

Sender: Denise
Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 10.02.2014

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