Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park November 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs


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News Release Date: October 27, 2014

Contact: Jessica Ferracane/Public Affairs, 808-985-6018

Hawaii National Park, Hawai'i –Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in November. All programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events, and don't forget that Tuesday, November 11 is Veterans Day: a fee-free day!


How Hawai'i Became a State. By uniting the islands under a single ruler, Kamehameha I laid the foundation for what would eventually become the fiftieth of the United States of America. Yet between those two events were attempts by France, Great Britain and Russia to take control of the islands for themselves. Hawaiian monarchs variously embraced or rejected American political and economic influence. So how did Hawai'i move from being a kingdom to becoming a territory, and then a state? What did the Hawaiian people think of this? Join historian Boyd D. Bond to unravel the events that led to statehood. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free, and your $2 donation helps support After Dark programs.
When: Tues., Nov. 4, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium


Free Entrance on Veterans Day. All fee-charging national parks in the United States offer free entry on Tuesday, November 11 to honor those who have served in the American military. Hawai'i Volcanoes is one of five national park units on the island of Hawai'i. Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is also free of charge on the NPS fee-free 2014 dates. Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, and the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail do not charge entrance fees.
When: Tues., Nov. 11, all day
Where: All fee-charging national parks, including Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

Kapa-Making Demonstration. Experience how the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree is beaten into cloth. Join kapa maker Ku'uleimomi Makuakāne-Salāve'a as she shares the art of kapa making. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Kahuku 'Ohana Day. Recently returned from serving as an apprentice navigator aboard Hōkūleʻa, Hilo-native Celeste Manuia Ha'o recounts her epic return to Faleapuna, her village of Samoa. Guided by the waves, winds, stars and Ka Pānānā Hōkū, the Hawaiian star compass, learn how she navigated her way home using the knowledge of her ancestors and discover how, whether on sea or on land, you too, can orientate yourself and never be lost. Call (808) 985-6019 to sign up and be included in the FREE lunch count for this exciting day by November 8, 2014. Bring water, sunscreen, ball cap, long pants. Sponsored by Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association and Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center.
When: Sat., Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Kahuku Unit, at mile marker 70.5 in Ka'ū on the mauka side of Highway 11.

Ulana Lauhala Demonstration. Learn to weave from leaves of the pandanus tree (lau hala). Lau hala have traditionally been used to create a wide array of traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts. Join members of 'Aha Pūhala o Puna as they share the art of lau hala weaving to perpetuate this craft. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Find posters of these events online: https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/events.htm.


Last updated: February 28, 2015

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