Light in the Queen’s Garden: Ida May Pope, Pioneer for Hawai‘i’s Daughters, 1862—1914

November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720

Ida-May-Pope-400Evening presentation:

At the close of the 1800s, when Oberlin College graduate Ida May Pope accepted a teaching job at Kawaiaha‘o Seminary, a boarding school for girls in Honolulu, she could not have imagined it would herald a lifelong career of service to Hawaiian women, or that she would become closely involved in the political turmoil soon to sweep over the Kingdom.  Noted researcher and writer Sandra (Sandee) Bonura has just published a beautiful and sensitive biography of Pope, using recently discovered primary sources to give—for the first time—a firsthand, day-by-day account of the events surrounding the 1893 Revolution, through the eyes of Pope’s young pupils … a coup d’etat that took place literally outside the school’s windows.  Bonura shares this unique history—and will be happy to inscribe copies of her book—on two occasions:  Monday evening, November 13, and a “matinée” on the following afternoon, Tuesday, November 14.

Free to Lyman Museum members; $3 nonmembers. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for evening public programs.  Limited seating; first come, first seated.  Additional parking next door at Hilo Union School ON MONDAY EVENING ONLY