May’s Hanohano O’ Kona Lecture Sponsored by Meg Greenwell
Wednesday, May 31, 5:30-7p.m., West Hawaii Civic Center, Kailua Kona
On Wednesday, May 31, Kona Historical Society is honored to present for their Hanohano `O Kona Lecture Series Jackie Pualani Johnson, Director, Actor and Retired Professor of Theater Arts from the University of Hawaii, Hilo. Born and raised in Hilo, Jackie has spent decades providing the UH Performing Arts Department drama program with classical, musical, and ethnic theatre. She has directed several living history productions with KHS, including Kona Coffee Days, A Visit to Kalukalu, and Isabella Bird at Kealapu’ali. Jackie will be presenting Isabella Rides Again: Isabella Bird & Living History, selections from a one-woman living history play written for the Kona Historical Society by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl. This presentation is part of KHS’ community lecture series held at the West Hawai`i Civic Center, Kailua-Kona, every last Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00p.m., this series features local and state speakers sharing knowledge of 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.