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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

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

The Holokū, Fit for a Queen

By Helen Wong Smith Kaua‘i residents pose with their holokū at Historic County Building in Līhu‘e. From left to right, Pua Rossi-Fukino, Polei Palmeira, Donna Stewart, Saebrie Pegeder, Barbara Green, Helen Wong Smith and Victoria Lam. The elegant Hawaiian holokū dress became popular among Hawaiian royalty in the 19th century. Inspired by the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:19+00:00 October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Rare Book Tour

The Kaua‘i Historical Society will hold a unique Rare Book Tour tomorrow; a behind the scenes private expedition through four locations where some of the rarest books about Hawai‘i have been collected and preserved through many decades. Starting at the Kaua‘i Historical Society in the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e, attendees will walk to the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:38+00:00 April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Na Wahine Ali‘i — A Visit with Emma and Liliu‘okalani

Queen Liliuʻokalani The Kaua‘i Historical Society will be presenting two dramatic interpretations of the inner thoughts and personal perspectives of two noble queens of Hawai‘i on two dates, Feb. 13 and 14. “These will be in a fairly intimate setting and very different perspectives of both queens,” said Donna Stewart, of the Kaua‘i [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:45+00:00 February 8th, 2016|0 Comments