Interested in learning about Hawaiian history? Like sharing what you know with visitors and students? Becoming a volunteer docent is the opportunity for you! Docents will receive training in how to handle tour groups, interpretive techniques and principles, as well as taking a deep dive into the history and archival resources of a critical period of change in Hawaiian history.
Training will consist of 3 Saturdays with the Curator of Public Programs from 9am to 3pm as well as shadowing tours with experienced docents. Contact the Curator of Public Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about upcoming training opportunities.
Become a docent with a regular schedule of tours that you will cover. There will be occasional opportunities for private group tours and special events requiring docent interpretation of the historic houses.
Help our keiki learn about the past by leading school group tours and hands-on activities that bring history to life for students visiting on field trips. All programs meet Hawaii DOE benchmarks and standards.
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives enriches our community by fostering thoughtful dialogue and greater understanding of the missionary role and impact on the history of Hawai`i.
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives preserves the heritage and interprets the stories of the American Protestant Missionaries, their descendants, and their relationships with the people and cultures of Hawai`i, connecting with contemporary life, and encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of the complex history of Hawaiʻi.
Collaboration between Native Hawaiians and the American Protestant missionaries resulted in, among other things, the introduction of Christianity, the development of a written Hawaiian language and establishment of schools that resulted in widespread literacy, the promulgation of the concept of constitutional government, the combination of Hawaiian with Western medicine, and the evolution of a new and distinctive musical tradition with harmony and choral singing.