06/05/2020 Site closure update:

Hawaiian Mission Houses plans to reopen to visitors in July.

Virtual site and school tours available now. Call us!

Bicentennial Week events

This means, unfortunately, we will postpone Bicentennial Week events planned for April 20-25.  The health of our community and ‘ohana, as well as following government mandates, must come first.

We will be sure to let you know as soon as new dates are set for events.

Do remember:  the Bicentennial itself will actually go on! March 30th, less than a week from this writing, will be the 200th anniversary of The Thaddeus sighting Hawai‘i; April 4th, just a few days later, is the 200th anniversary of its anchoring at Kailua-Kona. The 200th anniversaries of the establishment of missions in Kona, Honolulu, and Waimea all follow soon after.  It is humbling to be part of an organization with such longevity, and we know we will find ways to commemorate these dates, even if not as we had originally intended.

Annual Meeting

We will hold our Annual Meeting at its regularly scheduled time on Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am call to order.

The meeting will be held entirely remotely via GoToMeeting.com and will convene only for vital business, including electing the new Trustees.

We anticipate re-scheduling the community parts of the Annual Meeting, such as presentations, Roll Call, acknowledgements, etc., for a later date.

Hawaiian Mission Houses Staff Work

Our entire staff continues to be available and working remotely on daily functions, while also working on larger scope or longer-term projects. A huge mahalo nui to them for their work and adaptability.

Your Support

A reminder that your support continues to be vital for our organization at this time. If you have not yet donated for 2020, wish to make monthly pledges to become an 1820 Club member, or would like to make an additional contribution to Hawaiian Mission Houses, contact Elizabeth Lentz-Hill at (808) 447-3927 or elentzhill@missionhouses.org, or donate online here.

All the best to each of you—you make Hawaiian Mission Houses the remarkable historic organization it is.  

The Executive Team and Peter T. Young, Board President

www.missionhouses.org. info@missionhouses.org  (808) 447-3910.

Update: 03/17/2020

We are grateful to each of you, and to the school children, kama‘āina, researchers, and tourists who make history come alive on our site each day. Out of an abundance of caution and care during these COVID-19 days, and in alignment with governmental recommendations, Hawaiian Mission Houses will temporarily close to the public until at least March 31.

We continue to monitor the situation daily so that we can determine the best course of action as we move forward. Right now, our main responsibility and priority is the safety and good health of our staff, our volunteers, and you, our public.

The entire staff will continue to be available and working remotely over the next weeks.

Please check our website for further updates at www.missionhouses.org. If you have any questions, you can reach us via email at info@missionhouses.org or 808-447-3910.

Mahalo for your understanding, and we look forward to having you back on site in the near future.