Bicentennial 2020

In 1809, a young Hawaiian named ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia found his way to New England and subsequently became the key figure in the development of the mission to Hawai‘i. Unfortunately, ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia died unexpectedly in Connecticut, but his memoir became a best-selling book that helped to fund the Mission.

On October 23, 1819, the Pioneer Company of missionaries from the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions set sail for the Hawaiian Islands. They first sighted land on March 30, 1820, and finally anchored at Kailua-Kona, April 4, 1820. Over the next 43 years, 184 men and women in twelve Companies left New England to serve in Hawai‘i.

The Bicentennial is Here!

february 2020

sun16feb9:00 am9:00 AM – Kawaiahaʻo Church Special Service Commemorating ʻŌpūkahaʻia9:00 am 957 Punchbowl Street

sun16feb9:00 amKalihi Union Church – Bicentennial Celebration and ʻŌpūkahaʻia Celebration9:00 am 2214 N. King Street

sun16feb4:00 pm4:00 PM “My Name is ʻŌpūkahaʻia” at Kawaiaha‘o Church – Speaker Series4:00 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

thu20feb9:00 amKalihi Union Church Mission Bicentennial and Celebration Commemorating ʻŌpūkahaʻia’s Death9:00 am 2214 N. King Street

march 2020

sun01mar4:00 pm4:00 PM “The Big Sing encore …” Kawaiaha‘o Church4:00 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

thu19mar8:00 pm8:00 PM The Conversion of Ka‘ahumanu, Kumu Kahua Theatre8:00 pm 46 Merchant Street

sun22mar9:00 am9:00 AM Bicentennial Celebration Service at Hilo Missionary Church9:00 am 1044 Komohana Street

sun22mar11:00 am11:00 AM Bicentennial Celebration Service at Kalapana11:00 am 12-5038 Kapoho Beach Road – End of Hwy 137

sun29mar9:00 am9:00 AM Bicentennial Celebration Service at Church on the Park9:00 am 62-449 Kamehameha Hwy

mon30mar9:00 amKawaihae Commemoration9:00 am

april 2020

wed01apr9:00 amThanksgiving Service at Mokuʻaikaua Church9:00 am 75-5713 Aliʻi Drive

sat04apr9:00 am6:00 pmAll Day Events Hawaiʻi Island – Kailua-Kona FREE 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

sat04apr9:00 am9 am Punahou School Campus Tours FREE9:00 am 1601 Punahou St

sat04apr11:00 am12:00 pm11 am Hawaiʻi Island – Making Ali‘i Letters Alive – Focus on Kailua-Kona Station FREE11:00 am – 12:00 pm 75-5713 Aliʻi Drive

sat04apr11:00 am2:00 pm11 am Hawaiʻi Island – Performances at Hulihe‘e Palace Grounds FREE11:00 am – 2:00 pm 75-5718 Alii Dr

sat04apr12:00 pm1:00 pm12 pm Hawaiʻi Island – Kamehameha School Choir FREE12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 75-5713 Aliʻi Drive

sat04apr1:00 pm2:00 pm1 pm Hawaiʻi Island – Making Ali‘i Letters Alive – Focus on Honolulu Station FREE1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 75-5713 Aliʻi Drive

sat04apr3:00 pm4:00 pm3 pm Hawaiʻi Island – Making Ali‘i Letters Alive – Focus on Waimea Mission Station FREE3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 75-5713 Aliʻi Drive

sat04apr3:00 pm8:00 pm3 pm Hawaiʻi Island – Evening Luau on Kailua Pier Ticketed3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Kaahumanu Pl

sun05apr9:00 am9 am Hawaiʻi Island – Bicentennial Celebration Service at Moku‘aikaua Church FREE9:00 am 75-5713 Aliʻi Drive

sun12apr9:00 am9:00 AM “Easter Sunday Celebration & Holy Communion” Kawaiaha‘o Church9:00 am 957 Punchbowl Street

fri17apr7:00 pm7 pm Ke Kula Keiki Ali’i: Royal School | Honolulu Theatre for Youth – Tenney Theatre Ticketed7:00 pm 229 Queen Emma Square

sat18apr10:00 am10 am Open House Family Day FREE10:00 am 553 S. King Street

sun19apr10:00 am10 am Open House Free Tours FREE10:00 am 553 S. King Street

sun19apr2:00 pm2 pm Ke Kula Keiki Ali’i: The Royal School | Honolulu Theatre for Youth – Tenney Theatre Ticketed2:00 pm 553 S. King Street

sun19apr5:00 pm5 pm Slack Key Music Festival FREE5:00 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

mon20apr10:00 am10 am Open House Free Tours FREE10:00 am 553 S. King Street

mon20apr2:00 pm2 pm Literacy Forum FREE2:00 pm 553 S. King Street

mon20apr3:30 pm3:30 pm New Books & Research FREE3:30 pm 553 S. King Street

mon20apr5:30 pm5:30 pm Making Ali‘i Letters Alive – Focus on Waimea Mission Station Ticketed5:30 pm 553 S. King Street

tue21apr1:00 am3:30 pm New Books & Research FREE1:00 am 553 S. King Street

tue21apr9:00 am10 am Hawaiian Mission Houses Cemetery Tour FREE9:00 am 553 S. King Street

tue21apr10:00 am10 am Open House Free Tours FREE10:00 am 553 S. King Street

tue21apr3:00 pm3 pm Architecture Tour Ticketed3:00 pm 553 S. King Street

tue21apr4:00 pm4 pm Punahou School Speakers’ Forum FREE4:00 pm 1601 Punahou Street

wed22apr10:00 am10 am Oahu Cemetery Tour – focus on Missionary Families FREE10:00 am 553 S. King Street

wed22apr10:00 am10 am Open House Free Tours FREE10:00 am 553 S. King Street

wed22apr3:00 pm3 pm Hawaiian Language Tour Ticketed3:00 pm 553 S. King Street

wed22apr4:00 pmPau Hana – Making Ali‘i Letters Alive4:00 pm 553 S. King Street

wed22apr4:00 pm4 pm Historic Walking Tour and History Theatre Ticketed4:00 pm 553 S. King Street

wed22apr4:00 pmCOMBINED TICKET for Historic Walking Tour and Pau Hana Music Concert Ticketed4:00 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

wed22apr7:00 pm7 pm Pau Hana Music Concert at Kawaiahaʻo Church Ticketed7:00 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

thu23apr9:00 am9:45 am Women’s Board of Missions for the Pacific Islands – Lei placing FREE9:00 am 957 Punchbowl Street

thu23apr10:00 am10 am Open House Free Tours FREE10:00 am 553 S. King Street

thu23apr2:00 pm2 pm Tahiti and the Tahitians relationships to Hawaiʻi during 1812-1822 FREE2:00 pm 553 S. King Street

thu23apr3:30 pm3:30 pm New Books & Research FREE3:30 pm 553 S. King Street

thu23apr5:30 pm5:30 pm Making Ali‘i Letters Alive – Focus on Kailua-Kona Station Ticketed5:30 pm 553 S. King Street

fri24apr10:00 am10 am Open House Free Tours FREE10:00 am 553 S. King Street

fri24apr10:00 am10 am Hawaiian Mission Houses Cemetery Tour FREE10:00 am 553 S. King Street

fri24apr3:00 pm3 pm History Buff Tour Ticketed3:00 pm 553 S. King Street

fri24apr3:30 pm3:30 pm New Books & Research FREE3:30 pm 553 S. King Street

fri24apr4:00 pm4 pm Kawaiahaʻo Church Tea Ticketed4:00 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

fri24apr6:00 pm6 pm Live music and Reading of ‘Open Your Hearts Wide’ PlayBuilders of Hawaii Theater Company Ticketed6:00 pm 553 S. King Street

sat25apr9:00 am10 am Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society Annual Meeting Ticketed9:00 am 553 S. King Street

sat25apr10:00 am10 am Open House Family Day FREE10:00 am 553 S. King Street

sat25apr12:30 pm12:30 pm Making Ali‘i Letters Alive – Focus on Honolulu Mission Station FREE12:30 pm 553 S. King Street

sat25apr5:00 pm7:00 pm5:00 PM – Bicentennial Luau by Kawaiahaʻo Church at Coral Ballroom, Hilton Hawaiian Village5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2005 Kalia Rd

sat25apr6:00 pm2:30 pm Ke Kula Keiki Ali’i: Royal School | Honolulu Theatre for Youth – Tenney Theatre6:00 pm 229 Queen Emma Square

sun26apr9:00 am9:00 AM “Kawaiaha‘o Church Bicentennial Worship Service” Kawaiaha‘o Church9:00 am 957 Punchbowl Street

may 2020

sat02mayAll DayALL DAY Bicentennial Weekend in Waimea, Kauai FREE(All Day: saturday) 9400 Kaumualiʻi Hwy

sun03mayAll DayALL DAY Bicentennial Weekend in Waimea, Kauai FREE(All Day: sunday) 4080 Makeke Rd.

june 2020

tue09jun7:30 pm7:30 PM “A Symphony Extravaganza” Kawaiaha‘o Church7:30 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

mon15jun5:30 pm7:30 pm5:30 – 7:30 PM “Festival of Pacific Arts – Aha Mele” Kawaiaha‘o Church5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

tue16jun5:30 pm7:30 pm5:30 – 7:30 PM “Festival of Pacific Arts – Aha Mele” Kawaiaha‘o Church5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

wed17jun5:30 pm7:30 pm5:30 – 7:30 PM “Festival of Pacific Arts – Aha Mele” Kawaiaha‘o Church5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

thu18jun5:30 pm7:30 pm5:30 – 7:30 PM “Festival of Pacific Arts – Aha Mele” Kawaiaha‘o Church5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 957 Punchbowl Street

july 2020

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