Second Company Bicentennial Commemoration

Tuesday, April 25 – Friday, April 28, 2023 – ON OʻAHU, HAWAI’I

Thursday May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2023 – ON MAUI, HAWAI’I

Oʻahu and Maui Events RSVP


Archives & Inquiry “Betsey Stockton’s Legacy: A Memorial to the Past, a Challenge for the Future” 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 12:00pm Via Zoom

“Betsey Stockton’s Legacy: A Memorial to the Past, a Challenge for the Future” with special guests, author Gregory Nobles, Professor Emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and David G. Latimore, Ph.D., D.Min., Director, Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary.  

Zoom LinkMeeting ID: 834 5996 6594          Passcode: archives

Breakfast with Board President and Executive Director – RSVP

Friday, April 28, 2023

9:00 AM In-person at HMH Multipurpose Room and lanai (formerly known as the café).

Coffee and breakfast with Board President Patricia Morgan and new Executive Director Erin Shapiro. This is an opportunity to ask your questions and talk story. Please save your spot HERE.

“The First Storybook Printed in the Hawaiian Language” 

Friday, April 28, 2023 10:00 AM In-person at HMH multi-purpose room, free

HMH presents “The First Storybook Printed in the Hawaiian Language” talk with Lane Davey, graduate assistant and adjunct lecturer at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and Christopher L. “Chris” Cook, Kaua‘i resident, Trustee for the Hawaiian Mission Houses Board and Second Company Bicentennial Committee Chair.

No charge but please save your spot by emailing

History Theatre: Hawai’i 1823 – RSVP

Friday, April 28, 2023 5:00-8:00 PM  (Performance starts at 6:00 PM) In-person; $45 per person, ticket includes dinner bento. Drinks available for purchase.

5:00pm Dinner and drinks (cash bar). Please feel free to enjoy the grounds and visit our new exhibit in the Chamberlain House.

6:00pm Performances start promptly at 6:00pm. The evening includes historic portrayals of William Ellis Tauʻā, Betsey Stockton, Rev. William Richards, and Clarissa Richards. Please save your spot HERE.

171st Annual Meeting- RSVP

Saturday, April 29, 2023

9:30 am, Coffee and registration onsite.

10:00 am, HST (4pm EDT), In-person AND Via Zoom. Call to Order of the 171st Annual Meeting of the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society and Roll Call. Keiki games will be held during the meeting.

Zoom Information: Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 873 0795 3577
Passcode: April2023

12 noon, In-person; Catered Hawaiian lunch by Highway Inn.

1:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Family Day fun for all ages! Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Hawaiian Mission Houses with games and activities galore! Tour the new Chamberlain House exhibit. Learn the history of the residents of the Mission Memorial Cemetery using our new QR code brochures!

Reserve your spot HERE.

Parking: We are pleased to announce that we have the Kawaiha’o Plaza parking available for use. There is no charge to you. Entrance is on Kawaiha’o Street. The parking is available from 7:30am – 2:30pm. Please note, that the parking end time at 2:30pm is strict, please move your car by that time. Please let them know you are part of the 171st Annual Meeting at Hawaiian Mission Houses.  


Day 1: Hale Pa’i Printing Museum Tour

Thursday (Morning) May 4, 2023, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Docent-led tour of the Hale Pa‘i Printing Museum: the House of Printing the First Hawaiian Language Newspaper. Meet at Lahainaluna High School.

Please save your spot HERE.

Day 1: Lunch at Cafe O’Lei

Thursday, May 4, 2023 12:00pm Noon

Cafe O’Lei at The Mill House 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy – Waikapu.

Non-Hosted Meal. Please RSVP (by booking) to save your spot. Each person is responsible for their own museum admission and meals.

Please save your spot HERE.

DAY 1: Bailey House Museum tour, Alexander House, Queen Ka’ahumanu Church, Makawao Cemetery, Po’okela Church

Thursday (Afternoon), May 4, 2023 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Meet at Bailey House Museum. After touring the Bailey House Museum, we will see nearby Alexander House, Queen Ka’ahumanu Church, followed by 3:00 PM visit to missionary family gravesites at Makawao Cemetery, then 4:00 PM Po’okela Church in Makawao

Each person is responsible for their own museum admission and meals.

Please save your spot HERE.

Day 1: Thursday Evening Reception at Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Thursday (Evening), May 4, 2023 5:00pm – 7:00pm. $45 per person, includes pupus and cocktail.

Second Company Bicentennial Commemoration Dinner. Join us for dinner at the past home of Ethel and Harry Baldwin, now currently the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center. Meet Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives new Executive Director, Erin Shapiro. 

Day 2: Guided road trip to Hana with Jonathan Stockton.

Friday (All Day), May 5, 2023 5:00pm – 7:00pm.

Please meet with your car. Carpooling will also be available, please inform if you will need carpooling. Meeting place TBA. Motion Sickness pills or ginger shots, barf bags and toiletries recommended. We will stop every 11 miles at comfort stations as needed. Please contact Marissa at if you can provide a ride to others, or if you need a ride.

Day 3: Baldwin Home Tour – A Look at Missionary Life in a Hawaiian Village

Saturday, May 6, 2023 10:00am – 12:00pm

120 Dickenson Street (at the corner of Front Street) Lahaina, Maui.

Baldwin House guided talks and display of Second Company archival material. Each person is responsible for their own museum admission and meals.

Please save your spot HERE.

Day 3: Lahainaluna Guided Walking Tour

Saturday, May 6, 2023 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Meet at the Baldwin House.

Interpretive guided walking tour of Lahaina & ending at Waiola Cemetery with focus on Second Company sites. Gather at Baldwin House. 

Please save your spot HERE.

Day 3 History Theatre: Maui 1823

Saturday May 6, 2023 5:30pm • $45 per person • food included in ticket price

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives will be hosting a special presentation of the award-winning history theatre program featuring portrayals of Rev. William Richards, Tauʻā the Tahitian teacher and Betsey Stockton, to commemorate the bicentennial of the arrival of the 2nd company of American
Protestant Missionaries in Hawaiʻi and the founding of the Lahaina Mission Station by the Richards family, Stewart family, and Betsey Stockton at the request of Queen Keōpūolani. The performances will be at Waiola Church, 535 Wainee St., Lahaina, HI 96761.

Please save your spot HERE.

Day 4: Special Waiola Church Service

Sunday, May 7, 2023 9:00am-12:00pm

Waiola Church in the Waineʻe Cemetery (founded by the Second Company). 535 Wainee St., Lahaina Maui

Sunday morning special church service as the Tauʻā families will be present, at 9:00am. Afterwards, from 10:00am-12:00pm we will do a cemetery walk-through to focus on the Ke’opuolani, Kaumuali’i, and Tauʻā in Lahaina.

Please save your spot HERE.

More on the Second Company Bicentennial Commemoration

The Second Company contributed greatly to education and translating the Bible. They collaborated with the Pioneer Company, Tahitian missionaries, Hawaiian scholars, and the aliʻi. The members of the Second Company were: Rev. Artemas and Elizabeth Bishop, Dr. Abraham and Jemima Blatchely, Levi Chamberlain, James and Louisa Ely, Joseph and Martha Goodrich, Rev. William and Clarissa Richards, Rev. Charles and Harriet Stewart, and Betsey Stockton. They were accompanied by four men from the Foreign Mission School at Cornwall, CT: Stephen Pupuhi, William Kamahoula, Richard Kalaioulu, and Kupeli‘i.

In the fall of 2022, we journeyed to New Haven, Connecticut to commemorate the 1822 departure of the Second Company, complete with exhibits and events put on by New Haven’s historians. This year, we are thrilled to present our Second Company Bicentennial Events on Oʻahu and Maui commemorating their arrival in 1823.

We are so grateful to our special Second Company Bicentennial Committee led by Chris Cook, and members Lucy Alexander, Joe Christenson, Elizabeth Lentz-Hill, Sandra Markham, Patricia Morgan, Wendy Rice Peterson, Mary Schlink, and Jon Stockton for their hard work to organize these wonderful events!

Come walk in the footsteps of the Second Company!

See landmarks, graves, homes, and sites that were significant to members of this company,

and meet Hawaiian Mission Houses members from across the nation.

Let us know you are interested in receiving updates, HERE.

We look forward to seeing you for this historic trip.