These “time capsules” are brief vignettes of particular times, places, people, and events in the history of Hawai’i. Most of these essays had their origin in a 1994 project of Henry Hawai’i Broadcasting, Inc., to air a series of short spot announcements of general historical interest prepared under the auspices of the Hawaiian Historical Society. Dr. Helen G. Chapin, former editor of The Hawaiian Journal of History, adapted many previously published articles to a brief, lively, and descriptive format. Robert C. Schmitt, retired state statistician, author, and researcher of Hawaiian history, generously contributed many of his Hawai’i “firsts” for use in the program. Their contributions and those of the other authors made it possible to broadcast a total of 118 radio spots. Beginning in June 1994, the one-minute spots were broadcast over a period of approximately six months under the title “Hawai’i History Moment” on radio station KHVH in Honolulu.