Bogan Collection

Bogan Collection

In 1994 Eugene Bogan graciously donated his collection of Marshallese handicrafts made in 1940’s to Alele Museum. This is a […]

Bwebwenato in lowa, Ri-komanman eo

Bwebwenato in ej kon lowa, eo im ekar kommane lal in. lowa ekar wanlaltak jan lan nan lalin bwe en […]

Exhibit – Marshallese Traditional Canoes

Exhibit – Marshallese Traditional Canoes

May 1st-August 31st, 2000 Among the seaman of the world are sailors of Marshall Islands of the Pacific Ocean. They […]

First Day Covers – Philately

First Day Covers – Philately

Alele Museum published a limited edition of First Day Stamped and Illustrated Envelops for collectors and philatelists. Various illustrations and […]

Foreign influence and World War II

Foreign influence and World War II

Micronesia has had extensive contact with four different countries and their governments since the 1800s — Spain, Germany, Japan, and […]

Jaki – Mats

Jaki – Mats

Several types of jakis are commonly used by the Marshallese people for various purposes. They are used for sitting and […]

The Lizard of Kili Island

The Lizard of Kili Island

There once lived a great lizard on Kili Island (now home of the people from Bikini). Not very far away, […]

Women and Culture

Women and Culture

Historical Status of Women The cultural life for the people of the Marshall Islands has always been in a state […]

 

Welcome to Alele Museum and Public Library in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Alele is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the history and conserving the folk arts, traditional skills, historic accounts, oral literature and other traditions of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The name Alele comes from the finely plaited baskets used in times past by Marshall Islanders to store valuable personal items.

 

Museum

Our goal is to to promote and preserve Marshallese culture and we organize various activities year-round. We also host the Bogan collection, and have a selection of deBrum photos, printed from glassplates dated circa 1900.

Visit the museum

Library

The Alele Public Library is located on the second floor of the Alele building. We have a wide range of books available for borrowing and a reference collection which is for use only within the library.

Read at the library