Pertaining to the luau at the Kapiolani Maternity Home, 1894.


At the meeting of the Hoola Lahui Society [Hui Hooulu a Hoola Lahui] held at Kapiolani Home on the 4th of April, 1894, it was decided that the Secretary of the Society will put these words of appreciation before the public:

The President, the Queen Dowager Kapiolani, the Board of Trustees and the Lady Managers [Lede Hooponopono] of Kapiolani Home Hoohanau Keiki (Kapiolani Maternity Home), gives their full appreciation to all of the open-hearted people from Hawaii to Kauai who donated supplies for the table of the Luau party held on the 31st day of March for the benefit of the Home.

And they express their unending thanks to the Generous Ladies and the patient young ones who carried out and led that endeavor to its fruition for the benefit of the native people of the land.

Because of your aloha, your Maternity Home has made after all of the expenses, a total of $1151.50.

All my thanks to everyone,

Obedient and humble servant.
Eugene Moluhi Reis,

Mrs. L. Wilcox also extends her full appreciation for the loving assistance of these wealthy merchants below, to

J. J. Egan, N. S. Sachs,

B. F. Ehlers, J. T. Waterhouse,

M. S. Grinbaum & Co., L. Ahlo,

T. H. Davies & Co., per Swant,

M. S. Levy, Sin Loy & Co.,

and Goo Kim.

(Hawaii Holomua, 4/7/1894, p. 3)


Hawaii Holomua, Buke I, Helu 44, Aoao 3. Aperila 7, 1894.


2 thoughts on “Pertaining to the luau at the Kapiolani Maternity Home, 1894.

  1. I came across your article titled “Pertaining to the Luau at the Kapiolani Maternity Home, 1894” on the Nupepa Hawaii website, and I found it quite fascinating. The historical account you provided sheds light on an event that took place at the Kapiolani Maternity Home in 1894, specifically the luau that was organized to celebrate the birth of a royal child.
    It’s intriguing to learn about the customs and traditions surrounding such celebrations in the late 19th century. The luau must have been a momentous occasion, bringing together members of the community to honor the new addition to the royal family. The details you provided, such as the menu and the entertainment, offer a glimpse into the cultural practices and festivities of that time.
    I appreciate the effort you put into researching and sharing this historical event. It’s through accounts like these that we can gain a deeper understanding of our past and the rich heritage of Hawaii. If you have any further information or anecdotes related to this topic or any other historical events, I would be eager to learn more.
    Thank you for providing this valuable piece of history, and I look forward to reading more of your work.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Aloha e Mele, I do not see the information for this particular celebration being intended for the addition to the royal family. Is that information for the royal birth related to publicly know dates? Interesting! Mahalo for sharing your thoughts.


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