“Hawai‘i and the Hawaiians in the American Civil War”
Mission Houses Museum Lunch Time Lecture for November
News Release from Mission Houses Museum
HONOLULU, HI – Assistant professor Dr. Justin Vance of Hawaii Pacific University, author Ms. Nanette Napoleon, and Ms. Anita Manning, an affiliate of Bishop Museum, examine the impact of the American Civil War on Hawai’i as part of the Historic Bites lecture series on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at the Mission Houses Museum.
The American Civil War was more than an internal, internecine conflict: it had global ramifications. By 1861, the United States had developed a close relationship with the Kingdom of Hawaii, especially economically, diplomatically and culturally. The hundreds of Pacific Islanders who swore oaths of allegiance to the United States or the Confederacy and who fought in service of their cause will also be discussed.
The lecture will begin at noon inside the Chamberlain House on site at the Mission Houses Museum, located at 553 S. King Street. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Caroline Bond-Davis, at 447-3912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mission Houses Museum, located in Honolulu’s Historic Capitol District, is known worldwide as the place where the Hawaiian written language was developed in collaboration with the ali‘i. The museum preserves the oldest and second oldest documented houses in Hawai‘i and the largest collection of Hawaiian language books in the world. For more information: www.missionhouses.org.