I just checked out this new exhibit today at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. It is awesome! If you are here on Oahu nei from now until the 27th of October, you have to go check it out. Once it is done, it will be gone like so many sand mandalas. The creations will be carefully taken apart and the specimens returned to their proper drawers for safe keeping.
Here is a little peek.
Nature’s Wonders: Butterflies
Nature’s Wonders: Fern
Nature’s Wonders: Shells
[Found under: “HUNAHUNA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]
Engine Company Number 1 of Hilo.—J. A. Kealohanui of Hilo, Hawaii wrote of the appearance of the cheerful boys of that Company on this past 4th of July. On the night of the third, they went to the house of Poonahoahoa [Thomas Spencer], and there they played their horns and drums, which woke him up, and he came outside and thanked them. On the next day, they went there again, and from there to the place of the Governor [Keelikolani] and gave her three cheers, and three for the Hawaiian Flag. She remarked that this is a fine Company. With them go our warm aloha.
(Kuokoa, 7/22/1865, p. 2)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 29, Aoao 2. Iulai 22, 1865.