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After Dark in the Park Video Archives - July 20 2010

History at Your Fingertips: Digital Hawaiian Resources

Through its five different forms of government (Kingdom, Provisional, Republic, Territory and State), Hawaiian history has been shaped by remarkably diverse influences. Learn how to search online to learn about Hawai`i's social, political, historical, artistic, religious and philosophical developments. Park librarian and archivist Helen Wong Smith offers an in-depth review of digital sources for this wealth of information. Dore Minatodani, reference librarian at UH-Manoa Library's Hawaiian Collection, describes the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and its website "Chronicling America", which offers access to hundreds of historic newspaper titles from Hawai`i and across the United States.

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Did You Know?

`Ohi`a tree with lehua blossoms.

The `ohi`a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) is a pioneer plant on new lava and a dominant tree in most mature Hawaiian forests. Honeycreepers, like the `apapane and `amakihi, are often seen sipping sweet nectar from its flowers. More...