Ke Ala O Ka Hua Mele
Talk Story: 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Performance: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Explore the evolution of Hawaiian music during a four-part discussion and musical series. Scholars, cultural practitioners, and kumu discuss the influences of missionaries, ali`i, and others on the development of Hawaiian music. After the free talk story, pupu and drinks will be available for purchase, and then enjoy musical performances of some of the best Hawaiian music the islands have to offer.
Himeni & Na Ali`i: Hawaiian Hymnals & Compositions by Hawaiian Monarchs
Saturday, May 11
Featuring: Aaron Mahi, George Kuo and Martin Pahinui, the Kawaiaha`o Choir, Kanani Kawika, Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang and Hālau Hula Ka No'eau.
Hapa Haole “Boat Days” & Hula
Saturday, July 13
Featuring: The nahenahe sounds of Alan Akaka & the Islanders with Nina Keali`iwahamana, Puakea Nogelmeier, Kumu Hula Pohai Souza and Halau Hula Kamamolikolehua.
Contemporary Hawaiian Music: 1970s & Beyond
Saturday, October 12
Featuring: Olomana, Jerry Santos, Professor Jon Ososrio, John Keoni Fujitani, Derrick Malama, Puakea Nogelmeier, Kumu Hula Kepo`omaikalani Park and the Hu`i Park Hula Studio.
Performance Ticket Prices:
$75 Series Package (admits one person for all three performances)
$30 (Pre-event pricing)
$35 (At the door pricing)
To book your tickets online, please click here. All tickets purchased on the day of the performance after 12:00 noon, please bring your printed receipt.
We look forward to having you with us. If you have any other questions, please contact Lisa Solomine at 808-447-3926 or email
O`ahu Cemetery Pupu Theatre
Performance dates are: June 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
What do sailors, captains, and denizens of the sea have to say about their lives in Hawai’i and the seas in which they sailed? Enjoy dramatic and historic performances in a cemetery setting while enjoying flavored ono pupu and drinks.
Please indicate which date(s) of performance you would like to attend in your purchase order. To book your tickets online, please click here. All tickets purchased on the day of the performance after 12:00 noon, please bring your printed receipt.
We look forward to having you with us. If you have any other questions or are having trouble booking tickets, please contact Lisa Solomine at 808-447-3926 or email
Engraved in Lahainaluna Book
Featured on KHON2 News, the Star-Advertiser and the Honolulu Weekly, Engraved at Lahainaluna collectively captures views of old Hawaii before the age of photography through copperplate engravings; while telling a story of capturing the written Hawaiian language. This rare book was published by the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, with only 1,350 printed copies of the book (with 150 limited edition versions of the book, numbered and signed by author David Forbes). All of the proceeds from the book support the historic site’s educational programs; visit our gift shop or order here to get your copy.
Check out the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives video currently featured in Hawaiian Skies, the in-flight video magazine of Hawaiian Airlines.
Huaka`i 2012: Here is a video of the fun we had as we honored the Farden family of Lahaina.
This event is made possible through the support of Bishop Museum, Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Kamehameha Schools and the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities.