“I ka 'ōlelo ke ola, i ka 'ōlelo ka make.”
In words is the power of life, in words is the power of death. -Hawaiian Proverb.
February is Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i or Hawaiian Language month and a perfect time to start learning about the language and rich culture of the Hawaiian Islands.
From the historic kānaka maoli colony in La Playa in the late 1700s to King Kalākaua’s visit in the late 1800s San Diego’s historic connection to the Hawaiian Islands is deep.
What is our museum’s connection to Hawaii? William Heath Davis Jr. He is the one who brought the historic Davis-Horton House to San Diego and began the development of New Town San Diego. Davis was kānaka maoli (Native Hawaiian) from his grandmother who was part of King Kamehameha’s royal court. Learn more about Davis and his Hawaiian heritage by checking out our online exhibit, “William Heath Davis and the building of New Town San Diego in 1850. “
E Ola Mau ka ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i!