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New exhibit at Bishop Museum, 2014.

Check out the new exhibit at the Museum commemorating the very beginnings of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in 1889.¹ Take your parents, and aunties and uncles, and your children, and take a walk with them into the past. 83 more words

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Mele found in moolelo, 1920.

Halau Lahaina molale malu i ka ulu,
Malu mai ka pe’a lauloha a ka makani;
Loha punohu maalo ke aka i ka la’i,
I ka waiho lua a ka la’i o ke Kaao; 157 more words

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Princess Kaiulani returns home, 1897.


This past Tuesday, the 10th of Nov., with the arrival of the steamship Australia, the “Princess” Kaiulani, and her birth father , Hon. A. 465 more words


Two gifts in one, 2014.

Are you looking for the special gift for someone near or far? When you pick up calendars from the Hawaiian Historical Society, you are giving two gifts in one—a calendar for your loved one, and a donation to the Historical Society as well! 273 more words

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Language, 2014.

Here is something to think about. The olelo noeau is indeed true, “Make ke kalo a ola i ka palili.” (The oldsters die, but they live on through their offspring.)* Language however is something that needs to be consciously worked at, for if we let it disappear, “when you cover him with dirt, language is not like a plant that grows again…” 36 more words

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What's in a name? 2014.

In the recent posts there were examples of many names and variants thereof. If you are doing any sort of research into Hawaii’s past, whether it be genealogical, political, or what have you, it is important to consider that names are complicated and people, places, and things in general can be referred to by any number of different names. 79 more words

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Hui Makaainana o Makana and fishing rights, 2014.

Check out this story from one of the Hui Makaainana of today on Kauai! It is awesome to see we are thinking of not only today, but of yesterday and tomorrow as well! 52 more words

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