Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives Guided Tours: 11 am, 12pm (noon), 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Cost:$10
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Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, located in Honolulu’s Historic Capitol District, is the leading authority on Protestant missionary history in Hawaiʻi, and is known worldwide as the place where the Hawaiian written language was developed through the collaborative efforts of the missionaries, the ali‘i—the Hawaiian royalty—and the Hawaiian people. It preserves the two oldest documented houses in Hawai‘i, which were built and used by missionaries in the early nineteenth century, and the largest collection of Hawaiian language books in the world. Let's be friends, follow us: @missionhouses For more information: www.missionhouses.org.

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05/08/2020
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05/06/2020
Judd Bedroom, 1821 Mission House

CONNECTING WITH HISTORY
Curator of Public Programs, Mike Smola, interprets the Judd Bedroom in the 1821 Mission House and tells a story of one instance of the missionaries learning to navigate aspects of Hawaiian culture

https://youtu.be/eAmusyX3A-Q

For more content check out our website at https://www.missionhouses.org/connect-to-history-from-home/

Curator of Public Programs, Mike Smola, interprets the Judd Bedroom in the 1821 Mission House and one instance of missionaries learning to navigate aspects o...

Last week on Connecting with History we saw a video about the Sophia Bingham's portrait which is located in the Bingham ...
05/04/2020

Last week on Connecting with History we saw a video about the Sophia Bingham's portrait which is located in the Bingham bedroom in the 1821 Frame House. Have you ever created a Self-Portrait? See instructions at our website https://www.missionhouses.org/connect-to-history-from-home/

05/01/2020
Bingham Bedroom, 1821 Mission House

Curator of Public Programs, Mike Smola, interprets the Bingham Bedroom in the 1821 Mission House and tells a touching story about the portrait of Sophia Bingham.

Check our daily Connecting With History content on our website at https://www.missionhouses.org/connect-to-history-from-home/

https://youtu.be/Vh2ZilXuoII

Curator of Public Programs, Mike Smola, interprets the Bingham Bedroom in the 1821 Mission House and tells a touching story about the portrait of Sophia Bing...

Did you know that Hawaiian Ali’i donated food to the missionaries every other day for over 10 years during the 1820’s?  ...
04/29/2020

Did you know that Hawaiian Ali’i donated food to the missionaries every other day for over 10 years during the 1820’s? Find examples of food that was shared and consumed by the missionaries and their Ali’i friends in this word search activity at https://www.missionhouses.org/connect-to-history-from-home/

04/28/2020
1821 Mission House Kitchen

Curator of Public Programs Mike Smola talks about the 1821 House Kitchen, missionary foodways, and where they got their food supplies from.
https://youtu.be/wBgZjaCvZ80

Also check out a fun word search activity that relates to this video on our website at www.missionhouses.org/connect-to-history at home

Curator of Public Programs Mike Smola talks about the 1821 House Kitchen, missionary foodways, and where they got their food supplies from.

Todays huaʻōlelo o ka lā is moku! When foreigners first came to Hawaiʻi aboard their large ships, Hawaiians had never se...
04/27/2020

Todays huaʻōlelo o ka lā is moku!
When foreigners first came to Hawaiʻi aboard their large ships, Hawaiians had never seen such things before; they thought these foreign ships were floating islands. The Hawaiian word for island is moku, thus they called these ships moku as well.
This etching, which is a part of the Hawaiian Mission Houses Library collection, was done by John Kelly in 1932. Kelly was born in California and worked for the San Francisco Examiner as a graphic artist. In 1923, he came to Hawaiʻi with his family and was commissioned to draw out a new housing development on Oʻahu.
Check out our website, https://www.missionhouses.org/connect-to-history-from-home/ for more!

Annual Meeting TOMORROW!Saturday, April 25 HST10:00 amRemotely via GoToMeetingInfo at www.missionhouses.org. Come join i...
04/25/2020

Annual Meeting TOMORROW!

Saturday, April 25 HST
10:00 am
Remotely via GoToMeeting

Info at www.missionhouses.org. Come join in!

Cross Stitch Basics!  One of the many skills that Western Missionary women taught Native Hawaiians during the early 1800...
04/24/2020

Cross Stitch Basics!
One of the many skills that Western Missionary women taught Native Hawaiians during the early 1800’s were the domestic arts. These included sewing, spinning wool, weaving and cross stitch. Learn how to cross stitch at --
https://www.missionhouses.org/connect-to-history-from-home/

04/20/2020
Chamberlain House 1850s Model

CONNECTING WITH HISTORY
April 20, 2020

Mike Smola, the Curator of Public Programs, explains what the area around the Honolulu Mission Station looked like about the year 1850. This model is inside the Chamberlain House Orientation Center at the Hawaiian Mission Houses site.

For more great digital content visit our website at https://www.missionhouses.org/connect-to-history-from-home/

https://youtu.be/sHUNhxNuyUU

Mike Smola, the Curator of Public Programs, explains what the area around the Honolulu Mission Station looked like about the year 1850. This model is inside ...

Annual Meeting 2020 will be held virtually, on Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am HST. We will convene to do business, such as...
04/17/2020

Annual Meeting 2020 will be held virtually, on Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am HST. We will convene to do business, such as electing Trustees, voting on proposed Bylaw amendments, and approving minutes from last year. Roll Call and presentations will be held at a future date, when Bicentennial events are rescheduled and we can gather together. More info at www.missionhouses.org!

Aloha kākou! Here is an ʻōlelo noʻeau o ka lā! This proverbial saying talks about the ua Waʻahila that runs down through...
04/10/2020

Aloha kākou! Here is an ʻōlelo noʻeau o ka lā! This proverbial saying talks about the ua Waʻahila that runs down through streams in Kou. Check out the Connecting with History tab on our website to learn more about this ʻōlelo noʻeau.

04/08/2020
Make Your Own Printing Press

CONNECTING WITH HISTORY

Curator of Public Programs Mike Smola explains how to make and use a homemade printing press.

Make sure to stay up to date with our daily Connecting with History content at www.missionhouses.org.

https://youtu.be/VmYHHTvGqOY

Curator of Public Programs Mike Smola explains how you can make a simple tabletop version of a printing press at home.

"Aboard the American Brig Thaddeus"  Drawing contest!  For more information go to:  https://www.missionhouses.org/connec...
04/06/2020

"Aboard the American Brig Thaddeus" Drawing contest! For more information go to: https://www.missionhouses.org/connect-to-history-from-home/
Imagine you are sailing to a foreign land with your family, anticipating a new life. What would it feel like and how would it look? Draw an imaginary scene with you living on the Brig Thaddeus in the middle of the ocean on your way to Hawaii. Where do you sleep, what do you eat, how do you exercise, what do you see and what would you take with you?

Images from the Hawaiian Mission Houses archives

Our Bicentennial Commemorative Bag is now available in our online shop. Get this bag filled with goodies including a poc...
04/04/2020

Our Bicentennial Commemorative Bag is now available in our online shop. Get this bag filled with goodies including a pocket Hawaiian Mission Houses hand sanitizer for only $19.99! https://www.missionhouses.org/product/bicentennial-swag-bag/ #bicentennial #handsanitizer #swagbag #hawaiianmissionhouses

This Day In History!  April 4, 1820, the brig Thaddeus arrives at Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i Island!#TDIH
04/04/2020

This Day In History! April 4, 1820, the brig Thaddeus arrives at Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i Island!

#TDIH

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Had a very nice tour with historian Mike yesterday. We will be back.
We attended the Mele no Kalākaua last night, and it was the highlight of our trip to Oahu! Such fantastic musicians and dancers! My jaw dropped when Kalei Gamaio and Lopaka Colon went onstage! I'm a huge fan and recent ukulele player, and the quality and variety of the Mele performers was phenomenal. I'd return to Hawaii yearly just to attend this event! A big thank you to the organizers! The mission house tour was cool. The gift shop had lovely items, and I bought a beautiful tile for a gift. The two food truck-type offerings were authentic and delicious, and the vendors had nice items. Yes, I read Michener's Hawaii years ago so it was fascinating to see living history. Mahalo!
Being a descendant of missionaries here In Hawai’i I truly appreciate being part of this tour today and you realize that without the help and the amazing leadership in the islands we would not be enjoying what we have today.
Can't wait!
Very informative tour today at the Mission Houses Museum. So glad I stopped by!
This is going to be such an awesome night! Don't miss it!
Happy new year!
Mele Kalikimaka and Merry Christmas! Thank you for preserving Hawaii's history!
I worked here right after the missionaries landed...Okay wait, not that long ago but in ancient time nonetheless... Late 70s and I don't mean 1870s.
Mahalo Kathy (our docent) for an enlightening afternoon tour of the Mission Houses. You made history come alive and my hubbie and I throughly enjoyed ourselves! Highly recommend visiting and the tour is an absolute MUST!