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The Mapping of Hawaii, Part II


The Bailey House Museum, in partnership with Bryant Neal, Richard Mickelson, and The Story of Hawaii Museum, is proud to present The Mapping of Hawaii, Part II, a singular and unique experience that combines history, geography, cartography, and historical artifacts of the Hawaiian Islands to create a wonderfully educational and entertaining experience.  This special exhibition covers the daring exploits of Polynesian navigators to the maps made by early explorers, the Hawaiian monarchy, Hawaii’s territorial days, World War II, Statehood to present.   On rare display will be restored maps of early Lahaina Town.  Our museum gift shop will have selected map prints available for sale.  Special exhibition from Monday, September 22nd to Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For free admission on Saturday, September 27th, visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket to participate in the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! free museum admission day!  For more information, visit www.MauiMuseum.org or call 244-3326.

Click this link for the Annual General Membership Meeting 2014 Program Booklet:  http://www.mauimuseum.org/UserFiles/File/2014_General_Membership_Booklet.pdf

Thank you for attending the Annual General Membership Meeting!  Welcome to our new MHS members and a special welcome to the newest members of our Board of Directors, Alfred Hinano Kaumeheiwa and Amanda Martin!  Mahalo to Judge Loo for the celebratory induction of these new directors.  A fond farewell to Donna Ting, mahalo for 21 years of hard work.  Big mahalo to our major contributors, A & B, Inc., Cultural Surveys Hawaii, Ka`anapali Beach Hotel, County of Maui, KPOA, Pacific Media Group, Chris Hart & Partners, Chas Fisher Memorial Fund, Lloyd Crenna and The Betty Barnes Trust, Bunky & Ginger Gannon, John & Linda Decker, Victor & Wallette Pelligrino, George Kahumoku, Jr., Geraldine Bal Richardson, Christopher Haig, Robert Hill, John Israel, Mary King, John Tanner, Robert & Carolyn Richardson and The Yokouchi `Ohana.  Also a big mahalo to our supporters, affiliates, staff, and volunteers, `Iao Congregation, Ka`ahumanu Church, Maui Architectural Group, Native Intelligence, HI Mele Entertainment, Phillip Sabado, Hawaii Community Foundation, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Aloha Quality Cleaning, UHMC Institute of Hawaiian Music and Instructor Keola Donaughy, Al's BBQ and the Sensano `Ohana, Nevah Too Late, Sumo Dogs and the Silva `Ohana, Donna Gomes with Crafty Shack Designs, Maui Feather Leis, Liko A`e, Maile Noneza, Joy Aulani Takatsuka, Jasmine Turley, Darryl Naeole, Myrna Fung, Donna Caimi, Chelsea Vaas, Ed Gazabat, Glenn Keliikoa, Gary Cariaga, Paul Robinson, Adam Bediamol, Haunani Olsen, Kelly Olsen, Nalu Robinson, Alyson Danford, Richard Ho`opi`i & Rosanne Ho`opi`i and The Ho`opi`i `Ohana, Kawika Kamai, Moke Kane, Elama Farm and the Farm `Ohana, Ko`i Lum, Jacob Noury, Kalani Pe`a, Sanoe Hunt, Mele Fong, Richard Tom, Monique Dias, John Piccolo, Jamieson & Madieson Felicilda, Ka`iulani Spencer, Ingrid Natzkek, Candice Vinuya, Kimo Guequierre, Fran Martin, Donna Rolens, Ellen Yamamura, Carina Lau, The Riddington `Ohana, Kapolei Kiili, Pulama Collier, Kiope and Lisa Raymond, Marjorie Schmiege, Adela Lua, Colleen Curran, Carolyn Nichols, Gabby Lindsey, Uncle Bill Garcia, Judge Loo, The Molitau `Ohana, Blossom Feiteira, and many, many more who help us successfully achieve our mission!

  David Auld accepts the Masaru "Pundy" Yokouchi Lae`ula Award on behalf of Uncle George Kahumoku, Jr., from Executive Director, Sissy Lake-Farm.
 Mahalo to Donna Ting for 21 years of service to the Maui Historical Society!

Ka Lama Hawaii 180th Anniversary Panel Discussion & Special Exhibition

In celebration of the 180th anniversary of the printing of the very first newspaper in Hawaii, Ka Lama Hawaii "The Hawaiian Luminary", written in Hawaiian language and printed at Lahainaluna School, the Maui Historical Society is hosting a panel discussion and special exhibition of our original, 180-year-old copy at the Bailey House Museum on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Panelists include noted Maui Hawaiian language/studies professionals, Ki`ope Raymond, Kapolei Ki`ili, and Pulama Collier.  Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for MHS members and students (must present ID).  Newspaper-themed merchandise, craft vendors, and food & drink will be available for purchase.  For more information, call 244-3326 or e-mail Info@MauiMuseum.org.


A very big mahalo to all of you for attending our Celebration of Bailey event!  It was a beautiful overcast day and we had good fun in the calm before the storm!

Congratulations to our 2014 Edward Bailey Art Contest winners, Russell Hiraga in the Adult Division and `Ikea Robinson in the Children's Division!  Our winners will have the opportunity to take lessons with internationally renowned artist, Phillip Sabado, and all contestants have been awarded one-year memberships with the Maui Historical Society!  Mahalo nui loa to our judges, MHS Executive Director, Sissy Lake-Farm, MHS Board of Directors Treasurer, Bryce Thayer, MHS 2014 Imua Award Winner for Outstanding Volunteer-of-the-Year, Myrna Fung, and the talented and gracious Uncle Phillip Sabado.

We are so very grateful for the support of our sponsors, Pacific Media Group, Cultural Surveys Hawaii, Ka`anapali Beach Hotel, George Kahumoku, Jr., The Yokouchi `Ohana, `Iao Congregation, Maui Architectural Group, Hau`oli Tomoso, MHS Volunteers & Entertainers,  and MHS major sponsors: Wallette and Victor Pellegrino, John Tanner, Carolyn and Robert Richardson, Mary King, John Israel, Christopher Haig, Robert Hill, and John and Linda Decker.  Mahalo piha to Al’s BBQ-Al & Bobbie Sensano, Sumo Dogs-The Silva `Ohana, Crafty Shack Designs-Donna Gomes & the gang, Rosanne Ho`opi`i and the Ho`opi`i `Ohana, most especially to Aunty Ululani and Uncle Richard for making the day enjoyable and relaxing, Ko`i Lum of Hui Malama Learning Center for the Pa`i `Ai Demonstration and the most `ono pa`i `ai flavored with the fine mist of `Iao and the aloha of his working hands, Jacob Noury for his inspirational and educational Kaula Demonstration, Louise & Eddie Auwae and their gorgeous creations, Pōmaika`inālani-Sanoe Hunt & Tutu Dorothy Alo (which I promise you is short for Aloha), Crystal Gomes for braving the weather and for her continuous support of all our programs, Haunani Olsen & Karen Mahoe for running the Maui Historical Society's Drink & Concession Booth through the entire event, Ēlama Farm for his aloha and malama of the volunteer staff with the best kalo stew around (if you work for food, you'll want to volunteer with us because firemen are the BEST chefs), Wallette Pellegrino for all that she does for our archives, her news article and her presentation on Edward Bailey along with board member and descendant Edwina Wilson-Snyder, these aunties filled the house down and it was standing room only for their presentation, Hokuao Pellegrino for all that you do and all that you have to share, Linda McCullough Decker for her presentation on Edward Bailey’s art and for patiently spending time with visitors during book signing and post presentation, the awesome Uncle George Kahumoku for always donating his time, talent, energy, and equipment to support the museum in all the many ways that he does, our Nevah Too Late gang, musicians Kawika Kamai & Moke Kane, Richard Tom, Mele Fong, our fabulous Master of Ceremonies Hau`oli Tomoso who kept the day rolling, light, and le`ale`a, John Piccolo our dedicated sound man, volunteer coordinator Kiele Tabbal, Information Tent Coordinator Monique Dias, Keiki Zone Coordinator Candice Unuya, Ka`iulani Spencer, Board Member Tanya Lee-Greig, Madieson & Jamieson Felicilda, Fran Martin, Ingrid Natzke, Kimo, Gabby Lindsey, Uncle Bunky Gannon & Aunty Ginger, all our keiki volunteers including Puameiti Farm, Kekaulaiwi Farm, Nalu Robinson, Maiau Robinson, `Ikea Robinson, the Spencer Gang, Isabelle Greig, the Unuya Gang, The Amazing Stuporman Neil Bruce and his lovely assistant Elena,  and Uncle Glenn Keli`ikoa for saving the day by taking care of the parking lot!




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Hawaiian Moonlight Concert
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Hawaiian Moonlight Concert
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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Maui Historical Society Presents
the 3rd Annual “Celebration of Quilts”

At the Bailey House Museum
Saturday April 14, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm

The Bailey House Museum gardens will be a rainbow of color on Saturday April 14, 2012 for the 3rd annual “Celebration of Quilts” Quilt Show and Exhibit. Local quilters from across Maui will hang their quilts throughout the gardens and demonstrate quilting methods to visitors at this popular one-day event. Antique quilts from the Maui Historical Society and private collections will be exhibited in the Bailey House Museum. Admission to the Quilt Show includes admission to the museum and is $10 and $8 for Maui Historical Society members. Children 12 and under are free.

Maui Historical Society Presents
a Program by Wayne Moniz, author and playwright

Saturday March 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Maui author and playwright Wayne Moniz will present a program on the lawn of the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku on Saturday March 31st at 4:00 pm. He will read from his new book, Beyond the Reef: Stories of Maui in the World. The program will also include music by Maui-born and Hoku award-winning artists Kevin Brown and Sheldon Brown. There will be a suggested donation of $10 for the general public and $5 for Maui Historical Society members.

Wayne Moniz's newly released book, Beyond the Reef: Stories of Maui in the World, is a follow up volume to his 2010 prize winning Book of the Year, Under Maui Skies and Other Stories. This time there are eight new tales of the Valley Isle. However, the Maui born author not only spins mo`olelo set entirely on Maui.This time, the Cades Award winner for Literature takes the reader from beyond his home and - beyond the reef. No matter if the story is set on a neighbor island, the mainland, and even Europe, you'll find Maui roots still there: Liliuokalani returning from Ulupalakua's Rose Ranch in A Day at the Palace/ A Night at the Opera, Father Damien in The Fires of Pu`uoumi volunteering for Kalaupapa at St. Anthony's in Wailuku, Ikua Purdy, one of Hawaii's greatest paniolo, remembered at his Kula gravesite in The Trail to Mana, Ha`alilio and Kamehameha III planning their quest for sovereignty in For the Rose of the Chiefs. Like Under Maui Skies, Beyond the Reef. As in the previous anthology, each fiction piece is of a different genre: ghost story, comedy, crime, a Western, and this time, includes several new types: a tragedy, an inspirational story, a coming of age tale, and a sports reminiscence. The book features a new collection of kaona, Hawaiian metaphoric poetry, many dedicated to the male family relatives and friends like the late Pekelo Cosma.

Kevin Brown and Sheldon Brown bring their traditional and slack key performance to the grounds of Bailey House for the occasion. The Hoku Award winning Maui born performers compliment Wayne with additional mele about their homeland.

Black History Month Program

“African Culture, Drumming, Singing, Poetry & Ancestors”

Bailey House Museum
Saturday February 18
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A month long celebration for “BLACK HISTORY MONTH” for the Island of Maui sponsored by the County of Maui has been planned by the African Americans on Maui Association 501(c)(3), and Nubian Pageant Systems®. Events are publicized as “Building Cultural Bridges” on the Calendar of Events island-wide, inviting the public to attend, participate, and enjoy in cultural festivities.

Events will consist of a Black History Cultural Display at Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center (formerly the Brookstone space), Musical Performances at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Stage, Poetry, Rap, Reggae, Cultural Lectures, One Act Plays at Bailey House Museum, Singing, Drumming, Dancing, Tributes to Ancestors and Book displays located at Kihei, Makawao, and Wailuku Public Libraries.

These events are free and open to the Public.

Contacts: African Americans on Maui Association, 501(c)(3) - 808-874-8434 Gwyn
Nubian Pageant Systems® 714-305-2128 –Terri

Sponsored by County of Maui

Maui Historical Society Presents
a Presentation and Book Signing by Mike Severns,

Author of Shells of the Hawaiian Islands.
Thursday January 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Maui malacologist and author Mike Severns will give a presentation on land and sea shells of Hawaii and the process of creating his recently published catalog Shells of the Hawaiian Islands at Bailey House Museum on Thursday January 26 at 6:00 pm. A small exhibit of shells from the Maui Historical Society collection, including rare and extinct Hawaiian land snail shells, will also be on view. The program is $10 for the general public and members of the Maui Historical Society are free. Please RSVP by calling the office at 244-3326 or e-mailing baileyhousemuseum@clearwire.net.

Shells of the Hawaiian Islands is a comprehensive catalog of land and sea shells of Hawaii in two volumes, identifying over 2,000 species with full-color images. Its publishing was supported in part by the Harold K.L.Castle Foundation through a grant sponsored by the Maui Historical Society.

The Maui Historical Society was founded in 1951 and is the oldest historical and preservation society on Maui. Its mission is to Collect, Preserve, Study, Interpret and Share the History, and Heritage of Maui. As a 501(c) 3, donations to the Maui Historical Society are tax deductible to the fullest extent of existing law. Your gift ensures that the past is there for future generations.
For more information, call the Maui Historical Society at 244-3326 or e-mail baileyhousemuseum@clearwire.net. Website: www.mauimuseum.org

“A Bailey House Christmas”
Fundraiser for Maui Historical Society

Saturday, November 26th
10 am to 3 pm

The Maui Historical Society’s annual fundraiser will be held Saturday November 26, 2011 from 10 am to 3 pm on the beautiful and historic grounds of the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.

Go back in time to an old-fashioned island Christmas at Bailey House! “A Bailey House Christmas” will be a festive ho`olaulea with Hawaiian and traditional holiday music and a Christmas Craft Market, including lei makers and lauhala weavers, vendors selling locally made gifts, and ono food vendors.

The event will be emceed by the wonderful Kathy Collins. The entertainment line-up will feature George Kahumoku, Richard Ho`opi`i, the Ukulele Pops Band of Maui, Aunty Iola Balubar and Halau Hula O Keola-Ali`iokekai, Maui Madrigal, “The Mad Bagpier” Roger McKinley and Company, and cast members from “A Christmas Carol”!

In addition there will be pre-holiday shopping at the museum gift shop, a silent auction, and free museum admission. The Bailey House will be beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult. Tickets are available at the Bailey House Museum at 2375-A Main Street in Wailuku. “Will call” will be available for advance purchases by calling MHS at 244-3326. All proceeds support Maui Historical Society operations and educational programs. Major sponsors are Flyin Hawaiian Zipline, Maui Oil Company and A&B Foundation.

“Museum Day” at Bailey House!

Free Admission, Hawaiiana Book Sale and Kani ka pila
Saturday September 24, 2011
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

On Saturday, September 24, 2011, there will be Free Admission to the Bailey House Museum in honor of Smithsonian magazine’s 8th annual Museum Day. There will also be a sale of Hawaiiana books, donated as a fundraiser for the museum. Bring the whole family, and don’t forget your ukulele so you can join our kani ka pila group!

A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s “Museum Day” reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties. “Events like Museum Day bring awareness to the importance of museums and the preservation of history in Hawaii and across the country.” said Nicole McMullen, Executive Director of the Maui Historical Society.

Maui Historical Society
Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday August 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm

The Annual Membership meeting of the Maui Historical Society will be held on Sunday August 28 at 4:00 pm at Bailey House Museum. There will be a brief business meeting followed by our featured speaker, Matt Thayer. Mr. Thayer is a photographer with The Maui News and will speak on his 30 year career photo-documenting Maui’s history. Hope to see you there!

Hina & Maui: The Story of Hawaiian Tapa Making (Hina & Maui: Ka Mo'olelo no ke Kapa o Hawai'i Nei), will take place Friday June 10th at 5:00 pm at Bailey House Museum in honor of Kamehameha Day. This original production will feature a presentation of the legend of Hina and Maui in hula and chant written by kumu hula Hōkūlani Holt. The event was created by Wesley Sen, a Big Island kapa artist, who will fashion one-of-a-kind costumes of traditional kapa for the performers. (Kumu Wes, Kumu Hōkūlani and Pua Van Dorpe held a kapa-making workshop and exhibit at Bailey House Museum in 1987 at a time when the art of kapa-making was first being revived.) Kumu Wes will give a presentation on Hawaiian kapa-making as part of the evening’s festivities. Antique kapa from the collection of the Maui Historical Society will be on exhibit in the Bailey House Museum and Refreshments will be by Catering from Soup to Nuts. These treasured cultural practitioners are donating their time and talents and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Maui Historical Society. Tickets for the event are $50 for the general public and $45 for Maui Historical Society members. Must be 21 or older to attend. Seating is limited to 100 people, so call for tickets today!

Wesley Sen will also host dye making and kapa decorating workshops at the Bailey House Museum on Friday June 10th from 10 am to 2 pm and Saturday June 11th from 9 am to 1 pm. The cost for both workshops is $30. For more information on these events and to purchase tickets, please contact the Maui Historical Society at 244-3326.

The Maui Historical Society Presents
the 2nd Annual “Celebration of Quilts”

At the Bailey House Museum
Saturday May 14, 2011 from 10 am to 3 pm

The Bailey House Museum gardens will be a rainbow of color on Saturday May 14, 2011 for the 2nd annual “Celebration of Quilts” Quilt Show and Exhibit. Local quilters from across Maui will hang their quilts throughout the gardens and demonstrate quilting methods to visitors at this one-day event. Antique quilts from the Maui Historical Society and private collections will be exhibited in the Bailey House Museum. Admission to the Quilt Show includes admission to the museum and is $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

Book Signing and Celebration
for Edward Bailey of Maui: Teacher & Naturalist, Engineer & Artist
By Linda McCullough Decker

Bailey House Museum
Tuesday March 15, 2011
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Who was Edward Bailey (1814-1903)? His connection to Bailey House Museum is probably all you know about him. That’s because Maui author Linda Decker just published the very first Bailey biography, Edward Bailey of Maui: Teacher & Naturalist, Engineer & Artist ©. This book will be released at a public celebration on Tuesday March 15th at Bailey House Museum, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For further information and directions to Bailey House Museum, call: 808 244-3326.

Edward Bailey’s significance for Maui can hardly be underestimated — but has been ignored. His detailed paintings of Maui in the 19th Century have charmed visitors to the Bailey House Museum, and Ka`ahumanu Church blesses Wailuku’s High Street; but his specimens of island plants at the Bishop Museum, the roads he laid out, and his role in the education of Hawaiian women are hardly known.

Drawing heavily on letters and journals of the Baileys and their circle, Decker presents Edward and Caroline largely in their own words and those of their friends and neighbors. Detailed and vivid, Bailey’s words draw us into the world he helped shape, and share his hopes and his misgivings about those changes.

Other than his obituary, this biography is the first story to be written of the life of this humble, versatile, charming man.

For more information on Linda McCullough Decker, see her on Facebook
Website coming soon: http:www.edwardbaileyofmaui.com

Maui Historical Society
2375-A Main Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Office: (808) 244-3326
Email: info@mauimuseum.org


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