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Lee Lacocca - Monday, January 28, 2019

By KM_Admin / June 18, 2019

`Eheu Magazine No. 34

Published on Apr 1, 2019   Japan Airlines X Lighthouse Hawai`i Collaboration. All Hawai`i Bound Business Class In-flight Magazine. Mahalo for...

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By / May 23, 2019

Statues of Hawai`i King and Queen to reign in front of the museum

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Statues of past island royalty will soon begin their reign in front of a Hawaii museum....

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Never conquered
By / May 23, 2019

‘Never conquered’

By Bill Buley The Garden Island | Friday, May 3, 2019, 12:05 a.m. For decades, when Billy Lemn drove through Lihue, he...

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By / May 23, 2019

Noelani and Paul Pomroy

By Dennis Fujimoto The Garden Island | Sunday, April 14, 2019, 12:05 a.m. When May 1 unfolds, the Puna Court...

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By / January 31, 2019

“HA`AKULOU”

By Chucky Boy Chock Cloak made by Loea Makanaaloha San Nicolas Hawaiian feather cloaks, known as ʻAhu ʻula in the...

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By / January 31, 2019

Bellstone believed missing is at Kaua`i Museum

By Bethany Freudenthal The Garden Island | Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:05 a.m. The Pohaku Kani, (Bellstone), that’s on display at the...

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Kaumuali`i
By / January 31, 2019

Museum helps you learn Kaua`i’s backstory

Originally published February 22, 2018 at 11:00 am Updated February 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm  By Daniel Beekman Seattle Times staff reporter The...

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Kaumuali`i
By / January 30, 2019

The Kidnapping of King Kaumuali`i

By Coco Zickos The current edition of Kikaha by Island Air (no longer running) Hundreds of pairs of men`s feet...

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By / January 23, 2019

The King of Kaua`i

http://www.hidili.com/thisWeekPublications/thisweekkauai/current/#?page=24

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By / January 23, 2019

Chiefess Kamakahelei, Ali‘i Nui o Kaua‘i

By Léo Azambuja https://www.forkauaionline.com/chiefess-kamakahelei-alii-nui-o-kauai/ Kaua‘i Museum Executive Director Chucky Boy Chock is seen here with a painting of Chiefess Kamakahelei,...

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By / January 23, 2019

No Haʻakulou

By Nalani Kanakaʻole A koaʻe kea i poʻoailani a Ola A koaʻe kea circles high above Ola He lualaʻi ana...

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By / January 23, 2019

Ha‘akulou — Kaumuali‘i’s Royal Cloak

Kaua‘i Museum Director Chucky Boy Chock, wearing the traditional attire from the Royal Order of Kamehameha, is seen here posing...

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By / January 23, 2019

Gift for a King

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island Kaua`i Museum Director Chucky Boy Chock joins the audience in watching the Michael Drake Ohana...

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By / January 23, 2019

36 Hours in Kaua`i, Hawai`i

All the raves you’ve heard are true. Kauai is a lush island with just the right mix of amenities and...

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By / January 23, 2019

Kaua`i Museum preserves the legacy of King Kaumuali`i, the island’s last chief

The Kauai Museum tells stories of the island’s histories, from tales of warfare of everyday life. BY CHRISTINE HITT JAN 17,...

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By / January 22, 2019

Liholihos Pride

The artifacts from Kamehameha II’s lost yacht tell a remarkable tale of nineteenth-century Hawai‘iStory by Paul Johnston. ISSUE 19.1: FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016...

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By / January 22, 2019

Keeper of the Culture

Chucky Boy Chock is proud to share the history of his culture with the rest of the world at the...

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Event Calendar

Lee Lacocca - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
2
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Hula Class 5:00 pm
Hula Class @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hula Class @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Open to all current Kaua`i Museum members or Daughters of Hawai`i members. Meet every Wednesdays and learn how to Hula `auana and oli with Daughter Puni Kawaiho`onani Patrick. Please call us (808)245-6931 to confirm. *subject[...]
3
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
4
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
5
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
Live Music by Larry Rivera 1:00 pm
Live Music by Larry Rivera @ Kaua`i Museum`s Court Yard
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Live Music by Larry Rivera @ Kaua`i Museum`s Court Yard
Live music by Larry Rivera at 1:00 p.m. every Saturdays, please call the morning of to confirm at (808) 245-6931
6
7
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung 10:30 am
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Jim Jung Share Stories on Cleopatra’s Barge was an opulent yacht built in Massachusetts in 1816. It became the Royal Yacht of King Kamehameha II who named it Haʻaheo o Hawaiʻi (“Pride of Hawaii”) but was wrecked in the Hawaiian Islands in 1824. Free with paid admission[...]
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung 11:30 am
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
 “Talk Stories” with Jim Jung and Learn of The Polynesian Voyager Traditional Polynesian navigation was used for thousands of years to make long voyages across thousands of miles of the open Pacific Ocean. Navigators traveled to small inhabited islands using way-finding techniques and[...]
8
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
9
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Hula Class 5:00 pm
Hula Class @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hula Class @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Open to all current Kaua`i Museum members or Daughters of Hawai`i members. Meet every Wednesdays and learn how to Hula `auana and oli with Daughter Puni Kawaiho`onani Patrick. Please call us (808)245-6931 to confirm. *subject[...]
10
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
11
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
Haku Lei Making with Elvrine Chow 11:30 am
Haku Lei Making with Elvrine Chow @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Haku Lei Making with Elvrine Chow @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Haku Lei Making with Elvrine Chow, $50 per class or $40 for Kaua`i Museum`s current members, space is limited.  Please call for Reservations (808) 245-6931
12
Coconut Weaving with Onio Punzal 9:00 am
Coconut Weaving with Onio Punzal @ Kaua`i Museum Lanai
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Workshop 2 This 4-hour class will have weaving instructions on the popular Calabash Bowl, Coconut hat, a Rosette and a single leaf lei. Students will be trimming their leaves so they are advised to bring[...]
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
Live Music by Larry Rivera 1:00 pm
Live Music by Larry Rivera @ Kaua`i Museum`s Court Yard
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Live Music by Larry Rivera @ Kaua`i Museum`s Court Yard
Live music by Larry Rivera at 1:00 p.m. every Saturdays, please call the morning of to confirm at (808) 245-6931
13
14
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung 10:30 am
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Jim Jung Share Stories on Cleopatra’s Barge was an opulent yacht built in Massachusetts in 1816. It became the Royal Yacht of King Kamehameha II who named it Haʻaheo o Hawaiʻi (“Pride of Hawaii”) but was wrecked in the Hawaiian Islands in 1824. Free with paid admission[...]
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung 11:30 am
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Oct 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
 “Talk Stories” with Jim Jung and Learn of The Polynesian Voyager Traditional Polynesian navigation was used for thousands of years to make long voyages across thousands of miles of the open Pacific Ocean. Navigators traveled to small inhabited islands using way-finding techniques and[...]
15
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
16
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Hula Class 5:00 pm
Hula Class @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hula Class @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Open to all current Kaua`i Museum members or Daughters of Hawai`i members. Meet every Wednesdays and learn how to Hula `auana and oli with Daughter Puni Kawaiho`onani Patrick. Please call us (808)245-6931 to confirm. *subject[...]
17
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
18
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
19
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
Live Music by Larry Rivera 1:00 pm
Live Music by Larry Rivera @ Kaua`i Museum`s Court Yard
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Live Music by Larry Rivera @ Kaua`i Museum`s Court Yard
Live music by Larry Rivera at 1:00 p.m. every Saturdays, please call the morning of to confirm at (808) 245-6931
20
21
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung 10:30 am
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Jim Jung Share Stories on Cleopatra’s Barge was an opulent yacht built in Massachusetts in 1816. It became the Royal Yacht of King Kamehameha II who named it Haʻaheo o Hawaiʻi (“Pride of Hawaii”) but was wrecked in the Hawaiian Islands in 1824. Free with paid admission[...]
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung 11:30 am
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Oct 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
 “Talk Stories” with Jim Jung and Learn of The Polynesian Voyager Traditional Polynesian navigation was used for thousands of years to make long voyages across thousands of miles of the open Pacific Ocean. Navigators traveled to small inhabited islands using way-finding techniques and[...]
22
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
23
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Hula Class 5:00 pm
Hula Class @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hula Class @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Open to all current Kaua`i Museum members or Daughters of Hawai`i members. Meet every Wednesdays and learn how to Hula `auana and oli with Daughter Puni Kawaiho`onani Patrick. Please call us (808)245-6931 to confirm. *subject[...]
24
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
25
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
26
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
Live Music by Larry Rivera 1:00 pm
Live Music by Larry Rivera @ Kaua`i Museum`s Court Yard
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Live Music by Larry Rivera @ Kaua`i Museum`s Court Yard
Live music by Larry Rivera at 1:00 p.m. every Saturdays, please call the morning of to confirm at (808) 245-6931
27
28
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung 10:30 am
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn of Cleopatra`s Barge with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Jim Jung Share Stories on Cleopatra’s Barge was an opulent yacht built in Massachusetts in 1816. It became the Royal Yacht of King Kamehameha II who named it Haʻaheo o Hawaiʻi (“Pride of Hawaii”) but was wrecked in the Hawaiian Islands in 1824. Free with paid admission[...]
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung 11:30 am
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
Oct 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Learn of The Polynesian Voyager with Jim Jung @ Kaua`i Museum`s Video room
 “Talk Stories” with Jim Jung and Learn of The Polynesian Voyager Traditional Polynesian navigation was used for thousands of years to make long voyages across thousands of miles of the open Pacific Ocean. Navigators traveled to small inhabited islands using way-finding techniques and[...]
29
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]
30
Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Hula Class 5:00 pm
Hula Class @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hula Class @ Kaua`i Museum Court Yard
Open to all current Kaua`i Museum members or Daughters of Hawai`i members. Meet every Wednesdays and learn how to Hula `auana and oli with Daughter Puni Kawaiho`onani Patrick. Please call us (808)245-6931 to confirm. *subject[...]
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Self-Guided Tour 9:00 am
Self-Guided Tour
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour
A self–guided tour is a self-governing tour where one navigates a route oneself as opposed to an escorted tour where a tour guide directs the route, times, information, and places toured. 
Docent-Led Tour 10:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Docent-Led Tour @ Main Gallery
Docent–Led Tour Led by Kaua`i Museum`s experienced educator, Chad Pharis. Visit our Heritage Gallery and learn of “Ancient Hawaiian Culture”, The Kings of Kaua`i & Ni`ihau, Cleopatras Barge (Ha`aheo) and more. To approve a single[...]

Hoa pāʻoihana

Lee Lacocca - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

 

History of the Kaua`i Museum

Lee Lacocca - Monday, April 17, 2017

On February 3, 1922, a letter from Emma Mahelona Wilcox was read to the board of trustees of the Kaua`i Public Library Association Limited, in which she offered to give $75,000.00 for the erection of a county free library in the memory of her husband, Albert Spencer Wilcox. In October of that year, Hard Wood, one of Hawai`i’s foremost architects, was selected to design the building, which was officially dedicated on May 24th, 1924.

In April 1954, a museum committee was named with Juliet Rice Wichman as the chairman and Dora Jane Cole as a member. Kenneth Roehrig was selected as architect. The association of Mrs. Wichman and Mrs. Cole in raising the necessary funds for the new building led to complete involvement of both. On December 3, 1960, the Kaua`i Museum was officially opened with Mrs. Wichman as Director and Mrs. Cole as manager.

When in 1969, the Wilcox Building was returned to the association, plans were made in incorporating it into the museum complex. Under Geoffrey Fairfax’s guidance, the building was renovated and re-opened in December 1970. Known as the Albert Spencer Wilcox Building, it is an integral part of the museum and offers ethnic heritage and art exhibits. The original museum, known as the William Hide Rice Building, contains the permanent exhibit, “The Story of Kaua`i”.

Today, the Kaua`i Museum continues to be a two-building complex that tells “The Story of Kaua`i” including the dramatic progression of geography, natural history, ethnological and historical background. We have permanent collections of the Oriental influence on Kaua`i, the Hawaiians, Plantation Days and early Missionary influence.

Since 1960 the museum has sponsored a Student Art show in March and April, exhibiting students work. The student’s range from kindergarten through grade 12.

The Kaua`i museum sponsors local artists` exhibits and the museum has major shows on Kaua`i’s cultural heritage each year. We also offer to the people of Kaua`i and Ni`ihau free admission to the museum every Saturdays which we call `Ohana day at the museum sponsoring lectures, instruction and works in ethnic crafts.

We are a private non-private organization governed by a Board of Trustees and receive no financial support from Federal, State or County agency. We derive our financial support from our Museum Shop, our admissions, membership, private donations and grants form local agencies.

Our mission continues to be to tell “The Story of Kaua`i and Ni`ihau” and to preserve these islands` cultural heritage for the residents of today and tomorrow.

The exhibits in our Main Gallery and Mezzanine Gallery change regularly.

 


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