Thursday, August 5, 2010

Get Your Hands on History at Mission Houses Museum!

Kama‘aina Family Days: Yankees and Europeans Make Hawai‘i Home
July 31, 2010

The theme of this month’s Kama‘aina Family Days at Mission Houses Museum is Yankees and Europeans Make Hawai‘i Home. Traders, sailors and missionaries added their own traditions to the culture of Hawai‘i. Try on their clothes, compare the food they brought with traditional Hawaiian foods. Play old fashioned games. The adult talk focuses on the food traditions they brought with them and those they adapted once in Hawai‘i. See the printing press in action. Sail a boat and more! Saturday, July 31. Schedule: Hands-on crafts and historical activities from 10 am to 3 pm; Keiki Story Time at 12:30 pm, Adult Talk at 1:30 pm, Historic House Tours at 11 am, 1 pm and 4 pm. Special discount rates: $5 adults; $4 seniors & kama‘aina; $3 students and youth; and $2 for activities only (no tour). Address: 553 S. King St. Contact: Mike Smola at 447-3914. For upcoming topics through the end of the year, visit and click on programming.

Teach! Learn! Share!
Docent Training at Mission Houses Museum

Mission Houses is looking for volunteers who want to help visitors and kama‘aina alike develop a better understanding of Hawaiian history. Docents are especially needed to give tours of the historic Frame House, Print Shop and grounds. Choose from one of two sessions being offered:
Session 1: Two Thursdays, August 5 & 12 from 10 am to 1 pm
Session 2: Two Saturdays, August 7 & 14 from 10 am to 1 pm
Curious? Questions?
Contact Mike at 808-447-3914 or email him at

553 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Ph (808) 447-3910 Fax (808) 545-2280