Garden Island events for the KHS 100th anniversary multicultural festival on May 10, 2014:

Wed, May 7:   The Mokihana Club hosts morning tea and cookies at 10 am in the Lihue Parish Hall. Followed by a short play created by David Scott titled “The Last Word”, a fable about the founding of the Kauai Historical Society 100 years ago. The Mokihana Club was founded in 1905 by a group of women who wanted to actively improve the cultural and social life on Kauai. They currently provide college scholarships to music students and to nursing students. The Lihu’e Parish Hall is behind King Auto Center and next to the Lihue United Church. Call the Historical Society at 245-3373 for reservations no later than May 5. Seating is limited.

Fri, May 9:   Portuguese genealogy research workshop by Hawaiian Portuguese Genealogy Society from Honolulu will be available in Historic County Building lobby. People with information about Portuguese families on Kaua’i are encouraged to provide the information to the society to record for genealogy searches. People who want to research their own families can also learn how to start. Call the Historical Society at 245-3373 for times. No cost.

Sat, May 10:   Centennial Celebration of both the Kaua’i Historical Society and the Historic County Building on the lawn of Old County Building in Lihu’e. MC Ron Wiley will make the event lively.

Starting at 3 PM, Council chairman Jay Furfaro will lead tours of the 100-year-old County Building. He will lead tours at 5:00 and 7:00 as well. From 4 to 9 PM, people will enjoy the displays and cultural performances by Native Hawaiians and major plantation worker cultures who were on the island in 1914: Japanese, Okinawans, Filipinos, and Portuguese. People from Tonga began arriving in the 1960s for better education and lives, and they will share the culture they perpetuate. The Crossword Puzzle Contest winner will be announced as well as the Essay Contest (“Who Is Your Family?”) winners.

Under the big tent on the lawn people will enjoy the continuous program of music and dancing by each of the groups beginning with the Hawaiian Children’s Choir from Ke Kula Niihau o Kekaha, a Hawaiian immersion school; hula by the Miss and Master Keiki Hula winners from Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinaala in Kalaheo, followed by traditional music and dancing by the other cultures. Throughout the event, people will enjoy wandering among the smaller tents surrounding the big tent where they can taste varied local foods, see traditional dress, and enjoy learning about the cultures. The evening ends with the beautiful guitar and singing of Darryl Gonzalez and Garret Santos, whose repertoire ranges from classic Hawaiian to rock to contemporary and original compositions. Free admission; food and beverages for sale. Commemorative centennial t-shirt also being sold.

Garden Island articles for the KHS 100th anniversary multicultural festival on May 10, 2014:

April 18:   It's Time for the KHS Crossword Puzzle Contest
April 10:   The Home of Hula by Reginald Gage
April 3:   Hapai ko was demanding task by Andy Bushnell
March 27:   Captain James Cook and Kauai by Bill Fernandez
March 20:   The most revered ruler of Kauai by Andy Bushnell
March 13:   The Kekaha train robbery, part 3 by Reginald Gage
March 6:   The Kekaha train robbery, part 2 by Reginald Gage
February 27:   The Kekaha train robbery by Reginald Gage
February 20:   Heiau and Sacred Places of Wailua by Reginald Gage
February 13:   Were Kauai men lousy lovers? by Andy Bushnell
February 6:   First flight from Oahu to Kauai by Andy Bushnell
January 30:   How did the Kawaihau district get its name? by Andy Bushnell
January 23:   The first sugar mill by Bill Fernandez
January 16:   Here’s to history, a puzzle and prizes, by Bill Buley. Has details of contest starting April 17

KHS LogoKaua‘i is visually stunning and rich in history from ancient to modern times. Stone works and taro terraces tell its history and you’ll also find it in letters among missionary families, in milling stones saved from early sugar plantation days and in the first-hand accounts of Kauaians who recall defensive barbed-wire fences strung on beaches during World War II.

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Lihue, HI 96766

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Image from a painting by G.
Ropes entitled - Cleopatra's
Barge of Salem -
1818. From
the Peabody Essex Museum.

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