Lyman Museum gallery portrays five different time periods in archipelago’s history

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The last exhibit in the new Island Heritage Gallery features 18 local faces, who each share their stories and hopes for the future, at the Lyman Museum on Friday, March 19, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Barbara Moir demonstrates how a child could watch a video to learn how to make rope in the traditional Hawaiian fashion in the kipuka at the new Island Heritage Gallery at the Lyman Museum on Friday, March 19, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A museum patron watches a video on hula inside a Kipuka, which is filled with hands-on activities, in the new Island Heritage Gallery at the Lyman Museum on Friday, March 19, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A bust of King David Kalakaua is displayed in the "Monarchy to Statehood" section of the new Island Heritage Gallery at the Lyman Museum on Friday, March 19, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Traditional Hawaiian instruments are displayed while Kamalei Macanas and Noelani Gomes listen to Hawaiian music from across the century in the new Island Heritage Gallery at the Lyman Museum on Friday, March 19, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald From left, Noelani Gomes, Malie Macanas, Maluhia Macanas and Ross Macanas watch a video inside the replica of the first K. Taniguchi camp store in the "Plantation Era" section of the new Island Heritage Gallery at the Lyman Museum on Friday, March 19, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Kamalei Macanas joins her family inside a replica of the first K. Taniguchi camp store in the "Plantation Era" section of the new Island Heritage Gallery at the Lyman Museum on Friday, March 19, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Cheryl Odani looks at artifacts in the "From the Sea We Came" section of the new Island Heritage Gallery at the Lyman Museum on Friday, March 19, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Tools that whalers created are displayed in front of a mural of a humpback whale in the "Agents of Change" section of the new Island Heritage Gallery at the Lyman Museum on Friday, March 19, 2021. Herbert Kane painted the murals in the new exhibit.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Kamalei Macanas reads about plantation labor in the "Plantation Era" section of the new Island Heritage Gallery on the second floor of the Lyman Museum on Friday, March 19, 2021.

After four years of designing, discussions and construction, the Lyman Museum in Hilo has reopened its second floor with an elaborate and modern Island Heritage Gallery.