Hawaiian Mission Houses Presents: Hawai‘i Island History Theatre

May 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St. Hilo
HI 96720
Kahana Ho as Emma Nawah

Kahana Ho as Emma Nawah

Matinée Presentation:

History Theatre is a program that engages us with history through the personal stories of people who lived it.  Using archival resources such as letters, journals, newspapers, and other reports, Hawaiian Mission Houses develops portrayals of actual figures from Hawai‘i’s history and presents them to the community. 

This particular program focuses on three people with ties to Hawai‘i Island:  Curtis Pi‘ehu I‘aukea (1855—1940), a Waimea boy who grew up to serve the Kingdom, Provisional Government, and Territory; Emma ‘A‘ima Nāwahī (1854—1934), born in Hilo and politically active in the opposition to the overthrow and annexation of the Kingdom; and Simon Peter Kalama (1815—1874), friend and assistant to Dr. Gerrit Judd, renowned local physician and scientist.  These historical characters and their stories are brought to life by (respectively) Albert Ueligitone, Kahana Ho, and Moses Goods, on two occasions:  Monday evening, May 13, and the following afternoon, May 14.

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!