Oahu Cemetery Pupu Theatre

Weekends: June 14-29, 2024
HAWAIIAN MISSION HOUSES ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF OUR HISTORY THEATRE SERIES

Oahu Cemetery Pupu Theatre

Fridays and Saturdays, June 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
5:00 pm Doors open for Pupu and Drinks 
Oahu Cemetery
2162 Nu‘uanu Ave., Honolulu

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives and co-sponsor Oʻahu Cemetery Association will debut a new production of Cemetery Pupu Theatre. Hawaiian Mission Houses brings history to life with carefully researched and scripted actor portrayals of figures from Hawaiʻi’s history.

Cemetery Pupu Theatre: How Sweet It Is will feature 5 portrayals focused on the history of the sugar industry in 19th century Hawaiʻi. Featured portrayals this year are:

Featured this year are:
James Campbell (1826-1900) 

Henry Perrin Baldwin (1842-1911) 

John Adams Kuakini Cummins (1835-1913) 

William Ladd (1807-1863)

Striking Sugar Worker from the 1920 Plantation Strike 

We are thrilled to be back at O‘ahu Cemetery this year! Your ticket includes a bento box dinner and 2 drinks, as well as the open-air performances with Question and Answer after for those who would like to stay.

Please add a donation to your ticket purchase! Any donation above your ticket price is fully tax-deductible. You make a difference – help keep Hawai‘i’s history alive with a donation today.

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HAWAIIAN MISSION HOUSES ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAMMING

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

Fridays and Saturdays, August 9-10, 16-17
553 South King St., Honolulu, HI 96813

For our final production of the summer, HSF once again partners with Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (HMH) to present Shakespeare’s sylvan comedy, As You Like It outdoors under the stars. Swaine Kaui, first time director with HSF, puts a Southern spin on Shakespeare’s cross-dressing rom-com, bringing the language and heightened manners to life in a fresh, exciting way. As You Like It stars Sorcha McCarrey as Rosalind, John D’aversa as Orlando, Christine Lamborn as Phoebe. and Eden Lee Murray as Jacques.

Each show runs for only two weekends, so get your tickets before they sell out!  Tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to each
show, for $5 more. Tickets for As You Like It are $25 and are available at
MissionHouses.org. For more information, including maps and directions, visit
HawaiiShakes.org.

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Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

Weekends: August 9-17, 2024

Archives and Inquiry Speaker Series

Thursday, August 22, 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm HST

On Zoom and In-person
HAWAIIAN MISSION HOUSES IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEXT INSTALLMENT  OF OUR ARCHIVES AND INQUIRY VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES

“Leviathan’s Families: The History of Humans and Whales in the Pacific” by Dr. Ryan Tucker Jones of the University of Oregon

Thursday, August 22, 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm HST
On Zoom and In-person: 553 Sout King St., Honolulu, HI 96813

(Honolulu, HI) The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives’ Virtual Speaker Series highlights the discoveries and work of diverse history and humanities scholars that work with Hawaiian Mission Houses’ extensive archives, and whose work informs our contemporary world. The Hawaiian Mission Houses’ Virtual Speaker Series Archives and Inquiry, is an hour long presentation beginning with the guest speakers and end with Q&A from the audience. This presentation will be held in person at the Hawaiian Mission Houses at 553 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96813 and will be broadcast over Zoom at the link provided.

Dr. Ryan Tucker Jones will be discussing the crucial role that whales have played in the history of the Pacific Ocean, from colonialism to Save the Whales, from New Zealand to Alaska, and the vast spaces between.

The talk will be on Zoom at this link:
Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 834 5996 6594
Passcode: archives

HAWAIIAN MISSION HOUSES ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF OUR ANNUAL HUAKAʻI

Huakaʻi: Ma Ō Ka ‘Aina: Ma Ō Ke Ka

Saturday, September 14, 2024, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Room
2259 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

This special evening celebrates the journey the missionaries made to Hawaiʻi and around Hawaiʻi and the Pacific more than two hundred years ago.

Our evening begins  with guests enjoying sunset specialty cocktails on the lawn overlooking Waikīkī Beach with Lēʻahi (Diamond Head) in view, while perusing an exciting silent auction. A seated dinner will be served  followed by a special themed program of mele, oli, and hula, interwoven with HMH’s award-winning historical theatre portrayals, and a LIVE auction.

The history of the missionary impact on Hawaiian culture is complex and multi-faceted. HMH seeks to share our historic site and interpret the early to mid-19th Century period in Hawaiʻi and the stories of the missionaries, native Hawaiians, and others, whose lives intersected on this and associated sites throughout the state of Hawaiʻi. In 2024, we expanded on our interpretative materials and programs around our reconstruction of the 1823 hale pili o nā mikanele (grass house in the missionary style), built using cultural practitioner leadership and designed with sources from journals in the HMH archives.

Your support for Huaka’i helps us host almost 50 schools and over 3,400 students on our site to learn about Hawai‘i’s history from our resources, and offer Title I schools scholarships and bus transportation for field trips.We ask for your support so that we can continue to expand access and tell this rich history.

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Huaka'i 2024

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