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Hawai‘i Wisdom — May 2017

A minister conducts the service at the Waioli Church in Hanalei, on this picture taken in 1934. Photo courtesy of Waioli Corporation Hele wale a lulu i na manu “The birds are so numerous that they cast a shade.” Said of a great crowd of people. Source: ‘Ōlelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui

By | 2017-05-23T03:31:17+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

The Wilcox Sisters’ Legacy

By Léo Azambuja The staff of Waioli Corporation tried some historic outfits for this photo at the Grove Farm Homestead Museum’s lanai. Here, Maile Kennedy wears a holoku that belonged to Mabel Wilcox, while Brandon Fujioka, left, and Harold Rosa wear palaka shirts (plantation workers’ shirts) that are part of the museum’s collection. [...]

By | 2017-05-10T20:47:04+00:00 May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The Return of the Makaloa

By Jan TenBruggencate Margaret Lovett is seen here with a stalk of Makaloa. Photo by Jan TenBruggencate When the community group Mālama Hulē‘ia began removing weedy mangrove from a two-acre plot fronting Niumalu Park, it was a little like Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates. We didn’t know what we were going [...]

By | 2017-04-04T23:10:13+00:00 April 11th, 2017|0 Comments

The Beautiful Lei Po‘o

By Léo Azambuja Kaua‘i resident and lei po‘o maker Elvrine Chow, standing, shows the lei po‘o she taught Hope Tams, of Nevada, to make for her wedding in March. The lei po‘o, in all its beauty, is a lei especially made to be worn on the head, looking like a crown of flowers, [...]

By | 2017-04-01T07:51:32+00:00 April 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Prince Kuhio Day Celebrations this Weekend

Celebrate Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole's legacy this weekend in a few different locations on Kaua‘i's South Shore. The Prince Kuhio Day celebration, staged in honor of Prince Kuhio’s birthday, is designed to compliment and extend the commemorative ceremonies traditionally organized and implemented by the Royal Order of Kamehameha at Prince Kuhio Park. The celebration provides an [...]

By | 2017-03-24T11:59:09+00:00 March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Tambi Larsen’s ‘One Hundred Entertainments’ at Lihu‘e Library March 16

The Kaua‘i Historical Society and the Lihu‘e Library are teaming to bring a slide show featuring the artistic, whimsical and colorful drawings of the late Academy Award Winning art director Tambi Larsen. The free event will feature commentary by KHS Publications Committee and Bob Schleck, director of Grove Farm Homestead Museum. The event is open [...]

By | 2017-03-04T20:23:14+00:00 March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Chiefess Kamakahelei, Ali‘i Nui o Kaua‘i

By Léo Azambuja Kaua‘i Museum Executive Director Chucky Boy Chock is seen here with a painting of Chiefess Kamakahelei, in exhibit at the museum. The painting was done by Evelyn Ritter, who has portrayed several chiefs and royalty also in exhibit at Kaua‘i Museum in Lihu‘e. Chiefess Kamakahelei ruled over Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau [...]

By | 2017-03-01T12:39:11+00:00 March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — February 2017

He ali‘i ke aloha, he kilohana e pa‘ai ai. “Love is like a chief: the best prize to hold fast to.” Source: ‘Ōlelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui Sonal and Rohit came to Kaua‘i in December to get married by the beach, in a traditional Indian wedding. They brought along several friends and family members [...]

By | 2017-02-09T08:54:41+00:00 February 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Love Legends

By Jan TenBruggencate 'Princess Kaia,' a modern artistic portrait shot by Daniel Finchum, exploring Hawaiian history and culture. Finchum uses wet plate collodion, a photographic technique developed in the 1850s, to add an antique feeling to his portraits. Hawai‘i is famous for its love stories, both real and imagined. Among the most tragic [...]

By | 2017-02-06T08:22:56+00:00 February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Kamehameha and the Splintered Paddle

By Léo Azambuja Léo Azambuja This story has been told countless times and in many different ways. But in its core, it has always been about basic civil and human rights. So I’m just going to pick the version told by the late Mary Kawena Pukui. Kamehameha I needed human sacrifices for a [...]

By | 2017-02-05T03:06:45+00:00 February 5th, 2017|0 Comments