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On Exhibit

February 2024
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Readers who enjoyed this issue's article on Hawaii but are unable to make it to the Big Island can get a taste of the experience by visiting the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, Connecticut, for Ukulele Fever: The Crazy That Swept America (through May 26; www.stamfordmuseum.org ; 203-322-1646). The exhibit includes more than a hundred examples of the diminutive instrument, which has been an ancient Hawaiian tradition ever since its introduction there by Portuguese immigrants in 1879, as well as sheet music and other ephemera and film clips and stills. A separate exhibition for children, Hands-On Hawaii, lets budding couturiers “make their own magnetic version of a Hawaiian shirt,” among other things.

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