The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (HMH) includes three restored houses, two of which are the oldest houses in Hawai`i, and a research archives which provides a unique glimpse into 19th-century Hawai`i both onsite and online. The extensive education programs expand the site's relevance and positive impact on the community, and the visitor experience is further enhanced by an orientation center and a gift shop. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1972 with re-accreditation earned in 2010. HMH is the business name of the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society, a not-for-profit organization and genealogical society founded in 1852, and was formerly known as Mission Houses Museum.
Thomas A. Woods, ed., Kōkua Aku, Kōkua Mai: Chiefs, Missionaries, and Five Transformations of the Hawaiian Kingdom (Honolulu: Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society, 2018)
David W. Forbes, Ralph Thomas Kam, Thomas A. Woods, Partners in Change: A Biographical Encyclopedia of American Protestant Missionaries in Hawaiʻi and their Hawaiian and Tahitian Colleagues, 1820-1900 (Honolulu: Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society, 2018) Read more about the Bicentennial Books
Online publication Awaiaulu and Puakea Nogelmeier, translation of William Richards’s No Ke Kalaiaina , and Thomas A. Woods, No Ke Kalaiaina and William Richards’s Seminar for the Aliʻi: A Major Catalyst for Mid-Nineteenth-Century Change in Hawaiʻi Read the article here
We also carry at the bookstore Engraved at Lahainaluna, by David Forbes
Between 1834 and 1844, a remarkable collection of copperplate engravings issued forth from the Lahainaluna Seminary, a school on the island of Maui run by the Hawaiian Mission. Collectively, these engravings—views of the Hawaiian Islands, including towns and rural settlements, portraits, objects of natural history, and original maps and charts—form one of the most important visual records of nineteenth-century Hawai`i before the age of photography.
Listen to retired University of Hawai`i Art professor and Bailey descendant Duane Preble talk about Edward Bailey and the Lahainaluna engraving process
Although most of the drawings on which the engravings are based were done by members of the Hawaiian Mission, the actual engravings are all the work of young Hawaiians, many of them students at the Lahainaluna Seminary. This is the first study of the entire body of engraved work produced by Hawaiians at Lahainaluna Seminary and includes biographical information on the young engravers.
Proudly published by the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Engraved at Lahainaluna comes in a standard version.
The limited edition, signed by author David Forbes and numbered from 1 - 150, which retails for $150, plus tax. All of the proceeds from this book will help benefit the Hawaiian Mission Houses educational programs and operations.
In celebration of the fifth year since publication, the standard version may be purchased for $20 plus shipping and handling. Or, visit us and pick up a copy in person! There will be no additional membership discounts for this special pricing.
More online merchandise is coming soon!
In the mean time, visit the gift shop to view our assortment of books, jewelry, prints, posters, wooden keepsakes, and much more! Check back here for more updates.
Hawaiian Mission Houses 553 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 447-3910