• View of the Kalaupapa Peninsula

    Kalaupapa

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

The Signs of Kalaupapa

A typical sign of Kato's whimsy.
A typical sign of Kato's whimsy.
NPS photo.
 
Sign at edge of the settlement.

Sign at edge of the settlement.

NPS photo.

Kalaupapa signs are more than informative, they're fun. They were painted by Edward Kato, who passed away in 1998.
 
Entrance sign to Kalaupapa Settlement.

Entrance sign to Kalaupapa Settlement.

NPS photo.

Kato painted the formal town signs such as this Lion's Club welcome.
 
A wayside sign in the village.

A wayside sign in the village.

NPS photo.

A historical place sign created by Kato.
 
Settlement entrance sign.

Settlement entrance sign.

NPS photo.

Kato's settlement entrance sign has all the town's statistics.
 
Elaine's Place sign.

Elaine's Place sign.

NPS photo.

Even Elaine's Place has a Kato designed facility sign.

Did You Know?

Damien Statue

On April 15, 1969, exactly 80 years after his death, a statue of Father Damien was unveiled in Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. An identical statue can also be found in front of Hawaii's State Capitol in Honolulu.