Book Sale! 20% off for HHS members

secrets of DH reflections local story24 new books are on sale now at the Society. You can come in to our library, or contact us by phone 808-537-6271 or email hhsbarb@lava.net. Titles available include:

A Saint Louis Man, The Story of Hawai‘i’s Ray Tam, by Lance Tominaga, Legacy Isle Pub. 2013. Distrib. by Watermark Publishing, $19.95/$18.00.

Ancestral Places, by Kapā Oliveira, Oregon State University Press, 2014. $22.95/$18.00

Haleakala Ranch, by John Harrison, Haleakala Ranch, 2013. $40.00/$32.00

Hawaiki Rising, by Sam Low, Island Heritage, 2013. $24.95/$20.00

He Makana, The Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig Collection of Hawaiian Art, Paintings, and Prints, by David W. Forbes, SFCA 2013. $25.00/$20.00

‘Io Lani, The Hawaiian Hawk, by William Chillingworth, 2013. Distrib. by UH Press $24.95/$20.00

I Ulu I Ka ‘Āina: Land, ed. by Jonathan Osorio, Hawai‘inuiäkea No. 2, UHP, 2014. $16.00/$13.00

Japanese Eyes, American Heart, Vol. III, Learning to Live in Hawai‘i, 2013. Distrib. by UH Press $21.95/$17.00

Ka Moolelo O Hiiakaikapoliopele [Hawaian language] Awaiaulu, 2006, softcover. Distrib. by UH Press $40.00/$32.00

Kua‘āina Kahiko, by Patrick Kirch, UHP 2014. $49.00/$39.00

Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History, by John Rosa, UHP, 2014. $19.99/$16.00

Mutiny and Aftermath, ed. by Vanessa Smith and Nicholas Thomas, UHP, 2013. $45.00/$36.00

Nā Inoa, Selected Historical Hawaiian Personal and Proper Names, by Malcolm Chun, First People’s Productions, 2013. $15.95/$13.00

Reflections of Honor, The Untold Story of a Nisei Spy, by Lorraine Ward and Katherine Erwin, with Yoshinobu Oshire, CRDG, 2014. Distrib. by UH Press $20.00/$18.00

Secrets of Diamond Head: A History and Trail Guide, by Denby Fawcett, 2014. Distrib. by UH Press $20.00/$18.00

Sovereign Sugar, by Carol MacLennan, UHP, 2014. $39.00/$31.00

Sovereignty, Frontiers of Possibility, ed. by Julie Evans, Ann Genovese, Alexander Reilly, Patrick Wolfe, UHP, 2013. $45.00/$36.00

Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers, by Andrew Warren & Chris Gibson, UHP, 2014. $28.00/$22.00

The Epic Tale of Hiiakaikapoliopele, trans. by M. Puakea Nogelmeier [English language] Awaiaulu, 2006, softcover. Distrib. by UH Press $40.00/$32.00

The Pacific Islands, by Moshe Rapaport, UHP, 2013 $48.00/$38.00

The Value of Hawaii 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions, ed. by Aiko Yamashiro & Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, UHP 2014. $19.99/$16.00

They Followed the Trade Winds, African Americans in Hawai‘i. Social Process in Hawaii, v.44, ed. by Miles Jackson, UHP 2014. $20.00/$18.00.

‘Upoho Uka Nui ‘O Kekokia, Scotland’s Great Highland Bagpipes, Book Two, by Hardy Spoehr, 2014. $25.00/$20.00

When The Korean World in Hawaii Was Young 1903 – 1940, by Seonju Lee and Roberta Chang, 2013. Distrib. by UH Press $25.00/$20.00

HHS Expands Search for Administrative Director-Librarian

HHSHHS continues to seek applicants for the Administrative Director-Librarian full-time position. Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 22, 2014.

This position serves as administrative director for the Hawaiian Historical Society and the librarian for the Society’s research library on the history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands.

This position reports directly to the Hawaiian Historical Society board of trustees and provides staff support for the board of trustees.

Duties include:

· Administer operations of the organization, including budgeting and expenditures

· Serve as librarian for Society’s publicly accessible research library

· Organize and implement Society projects and programs

· Manage publications programs

· Apply for and administer grants

· Oversee office operations and supervise staff and volunteers

Minimum qualifications:

- Library or archives experience

- Knowledge of history of Hawai‘i.

- Good written and verbal communication and good management skills.

- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

Desirable qualifications:

· Masters degree in library and information science, or equivalent degree

· Administrative experience.

· Familiarity with Hawaiian language.

Email cover letter and resume to Barbara Dunn at hhsbarb@lava.net or mail to Hawaiian Historical Society, 560 Kawaiahao Street, Honolulu, HI 96813. Call 808 845-8918 for information.

Today in Hawaiian History on Facebook

If you love learning some of the lesser-known events in Hawaiian history, and be reminded of some of the big days as well, check out our page on Facebook.  We have commemorated the deaths of Brudda Iz Kamakawiwo’ole, Kamehameha the Great, and Gerrit Parmele Judd, with pictures and biographies. We have celebrated firsts such as the re-building of Waine’e Church, the release of an Elvis movie, and Mōʻī Kalakaua’s winning canoe paddling crew during races celebrating his birthday in 1885. To get your daily dose of Hawaiian history, “like” our page on Facebook. hhs kamehamehahhs elvis

 

Membership drive launched

Aloha e nā hoa (friends)! Today marks the launch of our two-week HHS membership drive! New members are so important to us. By far, our greatest source of revenues to fulfill our mission of preserving, protecting, and giving access to Hawaiʻiʻs history comes from membership dues. In this difficult economy, we need more members to continue to fulfill that mission. For only $40 for the year, you can know that you are a part of supporting this work AND you receive a free copy of the Hawaiian Journal of History!!! Please consider signing up at the link now. Mahalo nō hoʻi.You can join by clicking on theHJH47cvr100 “Join Us” button on the top right of this page.

HHS Seeks New Administrative Director – Librarian

HHSAfter 42 years, HHS Administrative Director-Librarian Barbara Dunn is retiring and we are seeking applications from qualified persons. This is a full time position. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2014. This position serves as administrative director for the Hawaiian Historical Society and the librarian for the Society’s research library on the history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands. This position reports directly to the Hawaiian Historical Society board of trustees and provides staff support for the board of trustees. Duties include:

  • Administer operations of the organization, including budgeting and expenditures
  • Serve as librarian for Society’s publicly accessible research library
  • Organize and implement Society projects and programs
  • Manage publications programs
  • Apply for and administer grants
  • Oversee office operations and supervise staff and volunteers

Minimum qualifications:

  • Masters degree in library and information science.
  • Knowledge of history of Hawai‘i.
  • Good written and verbal communication and good management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

Desirable qualifications: Knowledge of or familiarity with Hawaiian language.

Email cover letter and resume to Barbara Dunn at hhsbarb@lava.net or mail to Hawaiian Historical Society, 560 Kawaiahao Street, Honolulu, HI 96813. Call 808 537-6271 for information.