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Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History

August 27, 2012 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

The Hawai'i Council for the Humanities presents the 6th Annual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program - He Ho‘olaule‘a No Nā Mo‘olelo o Nā Wāhine, A Celebration of Women's History, celebrating “historic, famous, and not-so-famous” Hawaiian women. The full program will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Mission Memorial Auditorium on the Honolulu Civic Grounds. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History serves as an important bridge between academia and public history, focusing scholarship and research on under-examined women’s histories in Hawai'i. Scholars, students, and cultural practitioners are able to share their research and engage with the women's history community in Hawai'i. This year's featured themes include 19th century Hawaiian women leaders and Women's expressions of self through music, poetry, and dance. Discussions include topics such as Queen Kapi‘olani and Princess Lili‘uokalani's voyage and reception in the United States and the hula dancers of New York City’s famed Hawaiian Room of the Lexington Hotel (1937-1967).