2nd Annual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program
He Ho‘olaule‘a No Nā Mo‘olelo o Nā Wāhine, A Celebration of Women's History

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Program Sponsors:

Title and Presenting Sponsor

  Bishop Museum

Associate Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsors:

Contributing Sponsors:

photo credits:
Jeff Widener

2008 Program
Mission Memorial Auditorium, Honolulu Civic Center
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Saturday, April 26, 2008

Morning Presentations

Administrative Announcements, Emcee Raine Arndt
Welcome by Betty Lou Kam, Bishop Museum
Opening Chant by Ka‘iulani Carr, 12th grader, Kamehameha Schools

Library/Archives Holdings on Today's Topics:
Introduction to community resources available for continuing study.

Presenter: Leah Pualaha‘ole Caldeira, Bishop Museum Library and Archives
Sponsor: Bishop Museum

Warrior Women of Hawai‘i: Wāhine Warriors, to include Female Ali‘i Warriors (mid-late 1700's)
Presenter: Noelani Mahoe, ‘Ōlohe Haka Pili Pa‘a
Sponsor: Pā Ku‘i a Lua

Queen Keōpūolani [1778-1823]
Sacred Wife of King Kamehameha and Queen Mother of Princess Nāhi‘ena‘ena, Kamehameha II and III
Presenter: Esther T. Mookini
Sponsor: King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

Sailor Mary Brewster [1822-1878]
Mary's whaling journals off Hawaiian waters and observations of life in Honolulu, Lahaina, and Hilo (1845-1851)
Presenter: Keven Williamson, Hawai‘i Maritime Center
Sponsor: Bishop Museum

Kāpuna Dedication : Recognition of honored Kāpuna
Patience Namakauahoa-o-Kawena Wiggins Bacon and Esther T. Mookini
Chanters: Jonah La‘akapu Lenchanko of Hālau O Kawailani and 34th King Kamehameha Hula Competition-1stin Chant Division; Ka Lei Pāpahi o Kākuhihewa
Sponsor: Event Committee

Break featuring Valerio's Tropical Bakeshop's pianomo dessert rolls
Bishop Museum flag quilt viewing- auditorium alcove

Queen Kapi‘olani [1834-1899]
Visit with the leprosy patients at Kalaupapa, Moloka‘i (1884) and the dedication of the Kapi‘olani Home for Girls of leprous parents in Kaka‘ako, O'ahu (1885)
Presenter: Colette Higgins, Associate Professor of History, Kapi‘olani Community College
Sponsor: Kapi‘olani Community College

Hawaiian Storytelling Tradition Ha‘i Mo‘olelo: Ruth Ke‘elikōlani [1826-1883]
Presenter: Kealoha Kelekolio, Cultural Educator
Sponsor: Bishop Museum

Emma ‘A‘ima Nāwahī [1854-1934]
Ke Aloha ‘Āina Newspaper Editor, Resistance Organizer, Composer, Mother, Confidant of Queen Lili‘uokalani
Presenter: Ronald C. Williams Jr., Kamakakāokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Sponsor: Kamakakāokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Administrative Announcements, Emcee Raine Arndt
Catered Lunch by Helena's Hawaiian Food

Mission Houses Museum open house thru the Frame House period rooms
Bishop Museum flag quilt viewing- auditorium alcove

Afternoon Presentations

Remembering the late Chef Helen Kwock Chock, age 89 [1917-2007]
Perpetuating Hawaiian Cuisine at Helena's Hawaiian Food and 1st Annual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program ‘ohana
Sponsor: Event Committee

Play: Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i--The Queen's Women
Hui Aloha ‘Āina o Nā Wāhine, Women's Branch anti-annexation petition campaign directed to President McKinley and the US Senate (1897-1898)
Presenters: Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i Hawaiian Civic Club, Producer Lynette Cruz, Director Kaimipono Orr
Sponsor: Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i Hawaiian Civic Club

Quilting Women: Hawaiian Flag Quilts (Kapa Hae Hawai‘i) as Expressions of Aloha, Protest, and Reconciliation (1880-1940)
Presenter: Laurie Woodard, Hawaiian Quilt Research Project
Sponsor: Hawaiian Quilt Research Project

Queen Lili‘uokalani [1838-1917]
The Queen's vision and evolution of the Lili‘uokalani Trust (1909-1918)
to include the Prince Kāhiō legal challenges of 1915-1916 and 1918
Presenter: Dr. Claire L. Asam, Trustee
Sponsor: Queen Lili‘uokalani Trust

Break - Bishop Museum flag quilt viewing in auditorium alcove

Prominent Hawaiian Women of O‘ahu Cemetery:

Presenter: Nanette Naioma Napoleon, Vice President, Hawaiian Historical Society
Sponsor: Hawaiian Historical Society

Juliette May Fraser [1887-1983]
Capturing Hawaiian Culture on Murals
Presenter: Curator Betsy Forrest Robb
Sponsor: Honolulu Academy of Arts

Featured Female Hawai‘i Film Artist: Edgy Lee
First public except preview of Exit to Paradise (2008) by Executive Producer Edgy Lee and Producer Don Brown. The film explores the history of the freed black slaves who arrived in the Hawaiian islands in 1819, formed the Royal Hawaiian Band in 1836 and other contributions. Also, film excerpts from Edgy Lee‘s other Hawaiian documentary film work.

Acknowledgments, Jamie Conway, Event Coordinator and Founder
Closing Chant by Ka‘ala Estores Pacheco, 10th grader, Kamehameha Schools
Singing of Queen's Prayer and Program Evaluation turn-in