Aug. 28, 2008 – July 12, 2009
This exhibit features materials from the Solomon islands collected by Walter J. Eyerdam. In the late 1920s, Mr. Eyerdam was hired as an ornithologist for the American Museum of Natural History's Whitney South Seas Expedition. At the time Eyerdam visited the Solomon islands in the 1920s, the materials he collected were still made for use rather than sale. Eyerdam's grandsons, Jeff and Michael Homchick, donated the materials to the Burke Museum.