Lyman House Memorial Museum

Lyman House Memorial Museum

The Lyman House Memorial Museum, also known as the Lyman Museum, is a Hilo, Hawaii-based natural history museum founded in 1931 in the Lyman family mission house, originally built in 1839. In the late 1960s noted architect Vladimir Ossipoff designed and built a Museum building adjacent to the mission house. Upon its completion, the Museum moved there and expanded its exhibits.

It has extensive displays on Hawaiian culture and is renowned for its collection of shells and minerals, including a specimen of orlymanite, named for Orlando Hammond Lyman (1903–1986), the museum's founder.cite web |url= |title= Orlymanite Mineral Data |author= David Barthelmy |work= Mineralogy Database |quote= ] The Museum has been an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution since 2002.cite web |url= |title= Lyman Museum gains Smithsonian affiliation |author= Rod Thompson |work= Honolulu Star-Bulletin |date= 27 August 2007 |quote= ]


External links

* [ Lyman Museum official website]

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