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April 2017

The Phenomenal Rise to Literacy in Hawai’i in the Early 19th Century – John Kalei Laimana Jr

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kauai Community College, 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766 United States
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In collaboration with the Kauai Historical Society (KHS) and Kaua`i Community College (KCC), OHA Kaua`i invites you to join them for John Kalei Laimana Jr.’s presentation on ‘The Phenomenal Rise to Literacy in Hawai`i in the Early Nineteenth Century’. This high rate of literacy unique and unparalleled in the recorded history of the world has remained in relative obscurity.  Laimana’s thesis research of published and unpublished records and oral history interviews provides insight into the phenomenal achievement by Hawaiians reflected…

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June 2017
Free - $12

Learn Traditional Kuʻi ʻai (poi pounding) with the Kauaʻi Historical Society

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED DUE TO LACK OF RESERVATIONS.   In this workshop, participants will tour the Kauaʻi Community College loʻi and learn how to use a pōhaku kuʻi ʻai, or poi pounder, in the style of Hawaiian kūpuna.   Taught by Waimea native Joshua Fukino who apprenticed with Jerry Konanui, a cultural practitioner who specializes in Hawaiian kalo varieties. Josh has taught people, keiki to kūpuna, how to practice kuʻi ʻai, or traditional kalo pounding with board and stone.

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August 2017
Free - $5

Hoʻomanaʻo o Hāʻena (Recollections of Hāʻena) with Chipper Wichman, President, CEO and Director, National Tropical Botanical Gardens

August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Princeville Community Center, 4334 Emmalani Drive
Princeville, HI 96722 United States
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Chipper shares unique insights from his ʻohanaʻs connection coupled with his professional association with Hāʻena.

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September 2017
$145 - $195

Narrated Boat Tour of the History of Nā Pali Fundraiser

September 10 @ 1:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Become a member before purchasing your tickets for the preferred rate. Our First Narrated Boat Tour of the History of Nā Pali Fundraiser September 10, 2017 1:45 Check-in at Port Allen 4-hour Sunset Dinner Sail Limited to 45 Guests! A rare opportunity to learn the history, culture, archaeology, and geography while enjoying a catered dinner. Randy Wichman is currently the President of Nā Pali Coast 'Ohana and has been a member since 1998. His will focus on the historical aspects…

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Kaumuali‘i – Kaua‘i’s Last King: A talk-story presentation with West Kaua’i storyteller, Auntie Aletha Kaʻohi

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Regency at Puakea, 2130 Kaneka St
LIhue, HI 96766 United States
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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs – Kaua'i, in partnership with the Kaua'i Historical Society, is having a “talk-­story” presentation on the life of King Kaumuali'i with West Kaua'i storyteller, Auntie Aletha Kaohi of Friends of King Kaumuali'i whose mission includes creating awareness of his reign and role in Kaua'i/Hawai'i history.  Come hear and learn about Kaua'i’s last reigning monarch – King Kaumuali'i –his life and times and also of recent community efforts to memorialize his legacy … from raising a…

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