Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World’s Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West

March 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili Street
Hilo Hawaii 96720

Rescheduled! We wish to inform you that this presentation has been rescheduled and will be presented Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23.

Matinée Presentation:

How many Americans know that there were cowboys in Hawai‘i long before cowboys roamed the Great Plains?  Or that a Native Hawaiian took the world championship in steer roping from the favorite sons of Wyoming in the early years of the 20th century?  Or that this young man and his two cousins became national celebrities, and in so doing refuted deep-seated notions of racial and cultural superiority?  Aloha Rodeo, by David Wolman and Julian Smith, was published in 2019 to national acclaim, and tells the extraordinary story of the Hawaiian cowboys who became rodeo champions, challenging the mythology of the American West.  Experience this story as told and illustrated by David Wolman, on two occasions:  Monday evening, March 16, and the following afternoon, March 17.  Copies of this exceptional book will be available for purchase, and Mr. Wolman will be happy to inscribe them.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!