Hawaiian Mission Houses collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits documents, artifacts and other records of Hawai`i's missionary period (1820 - 1863) and beyond. The Museum makes these collections available for research, educational purposes and enjoyment.
The Museum's collection holds over 3,000 Hawaiian, Western, and Pacific artifacts and more than 12,000 books, manuscripts, original letters, diaries, journals, illustrations and Hawaiian church records.
The Museum strives to promote cross-cultural understanding of Hawai`i's history, both past and present; therefore, it places great emphasis on incorporating contemporary elements into nearly all of its exhibitions, adult and school programs, workshops and special events.
Listen to former Hawaiian Mission Children's Society board member Sam Cooke give an account of the
theft and recovery of the Kekela watch