Traditions of the Pacific lecture series

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Traditions of the Pacific is an ongoing educational program that explores the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific through dynamic lectures, workshops, fieldtrips, and films.  Everyone is welcome to attend, and Bishop Museum members receive special postcard mailings and free/discounted tuition for these events. Not a member?
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Duke Paoa Kahanamoku in Waikiki

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku: A Panel Discussion
with DeSoto Brown, Sandy Hall, and Randy Rarick
Thursday, August 13, 2015
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Atherton Hālau, Bishop Museum
Tuition: $10 General Admission; FREE for Bishop Museum Members(with valid member ID)

To celebrate Bishop Museum's new original exhibit, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, three notable figures will come together to discuss the life, legacy, and influential impact of Hawai'i's preminent "Ambassador of Aloha". Please join Museum Historian DeSoto Brown, official biographer Sandy Hall, and Randy Rarick (former Executive Director of the Triple Crown of Surfing) for an examination of Duke that will include personal insights and anecdotes, classic stories, and rare, vintage images from Bishop Museum's Library and Archives. RSVP ONLINE

Panel Discussion speakers

Waikiki: Riding the Waves of Change
Thursday, August 13, 2015
4:30 pm – 5:25 pm | Atherton Hālau, Bishop Museum
Tuition: $10 General; Museum Members are FREE (with valid member ID)

Note: The $10 tuition fee will grant admission to both the movie screening and panel discussion.

Preceding the Panel Discussion, come see and hear the timeless stories of Waikiki and the Beach Boys who called it home. "This is the story of the Waikiki Beach Boys - their past, the present time of transition, and a look to the future. Interwoven are glimpses of the spiritual power (mana), magic, and romance for both tourists and locals." With special thanks to Caroline Yacoe and Pu'uwai Productions, LLC.

Seating limited! For information, call 808.847.8296 or email 

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