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March’s Hanohano ‘O Kona Lecture Sponsored by Balbi Brooks and Rob & Barbara Kildow

Wednesday, March 29, 5:30p.m.-7p.m., West Hawaii Civic Center, Kailua Kona

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On March 29, Kona Historical Society is honored to present for their Hanohano `O Kona lecture series Thomas Woods, PhD. Tom is the executive director of the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives and has published and lectured widely on agricultural history, interpretive techniques and planning historic sites.  He will be presenting Letters From the Ali’i: A Collection Unveiled, 1820-1887. In a project organized and led by Hawaiian Mission Houses (HMH), more than 225 letters written by 42 different ali’i, or high ranking Hawaiians, between 1820 and 1907 have been digitized by HMH and then transcribed, translated and annotated by interns under the direction of Puakea Nogelmeier and the Awaiaulu Foundation. These words from the ali‘i themselves give us a remarkable lens through which we can view nineteenth century life on Hawaiʻi Island and throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
This is the March portion of a community lecture series held at the West Hawai`i Civic Center every last Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00p.m., that 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 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. For more information call 808-323-3222. Click here for the full schedule of upcoming lectures.