The Portuguese and Hawai‘i

April 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St. Hilo
HI 96720

Hawaii Council on Portuguese Heritage smlEvening Presentation:

Four hundred years ago, Portugal was a very powerful and wealthy nation … so why did large segments of its population leave to seek better lives elsewhere?  And why did entire families brave treacherous, five-month-long sea voyages to travel halfway around the globe to Hawai‘i?  Was what they found here worth the sacrifice?  And, after 150 years in the Islands, what has been their legacy?  Local historian and teacher Tom Goltz presents this compelling program twice:  Monday evening, April 29, and the following afternoon, April 30.

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!