Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum rules for patrons, 1903.

THE RULES OF ORDER OF THIS ESTABLISHMENT.

We kindly request of the visitors to leave their bags, canes, umbrellas, and so forth at the place to leave them by the entrance. Gentlemen are to remove their hats, and the Japanese guests are to leave their “wooden shoes” on the lanai.

Children are not allowed to enter unsupervised by adults who are to keep them in control and to watch them lest something gets damaged.

Do not smoke withing the building; do not spit on the floors. Dogs are not permitted in the building.

The bringing in of food into the building is not allowed; if here for an extended period, they must, if hungry, go outside to eat.

[This came from “A Handbook for Visitors to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnography and Natural History” Honolulu 1903. I just came across this today and thought it was interesting.

In Japanese, the only big difference seems to be that it says if a child damages the building or one of the exhibits, then the accompanying adult must take responsibility. And those “wooden shoes” must have been troublesome, because it appears to be talked about in all four other languages as well!]

(“A Handbook for Visitors to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnography and Natural History” Honolulu 1903.)

"A Handbook for Visitors to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnography and Natural History" Honolulu 1903. Prepared by William T. Brigham, Director of the Museum.

“A Handbook for Visitors to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnography and Natural History” Honolulu 1903. Prepared by William T. Brigham, Director of the Museum.

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