Hannah Springer, kama`aina of the ahupua`a of Kaupulehu and daughter of Hu`e Hu`e Ranch, will lead this talk, along with local canoe club coaches, about the largest, long distance canoe race in the world. If you're a paddler or would like to hear about the history of the Queen Lili`uokalani Canoe Race through the eyes of people who have paddled it then you don't want to miss this lecture.
This is the August portion of the Hanohano `O Kona Lecture Series which spotlights local and state speakers on a wide variety of cultural and historical subjects. Presented by Kona Historical Society, in cooperation with the County of Hawai`i, this community lecture series is a gift from the Society to the community that has supported it for so long. Free of charge, it is open to all, residents and visitors alike.
Upcoming Hanohano `O Kona Lectures
Rebirth in the Heart of a Cemetery: West Hawai`i Veterans Cemetery and Restoration of Kona's Forests
Dr. Richard Stevens, Coordinator of Veterans Cemetery Reforestation Project
September 26, West Hawai`i Civic Center, 5:30--7:00 p.m.
The Onouli Crossroads: Notable Residents of Christ Church and Central Kona Union Cemeteries
Maile Melrose, Cemetery Tour Leader and local historian
October 31, West Hawai`i Civic Center, 5:30--7:00 p.m.
Voices from Our Past: Diversity and Independence in Kona's Oral Histories
Ann Kern and students of UH Center-West Hawai`i
November 14, West Hawai`i Civic Center, 5:30--7:00 p.m.
Celebrate Museums Month!
Kona Historical Society members may receive free admission to eleven other Hawai`i Island museums throughout the month of September!
This September marks the sixth year Hawai`i Island museums are collaborating to open their doors to other museums' members. "Celebrating Museums Month" is a month-long program to cross-promote twelve of the Island's major informal education resources. During the month, each will provide free admission to the members of other participating organizations when a current museum membership card and proper I.D. are shown.
For the listing of participating museums, please clickhere.