Hawaiian Family With Grass Hut

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14 Okakopa 2010

Visited Bishop Museum today and had to say hello to Hale Pili, Oct. 14, 2010.

Hawaiian Hall Preview

On July 24, 2009, we got a preview of Hawaiian Hall, just weeks away from its grand opening on August 8. Here is a gallery of photos of the completed hale pili with stanchions and informational plaques in place. [RFG_gallery id=’9′]

Hale Pili Pau

Hale Pili Pau By Blaine Fergerstrom / Ka Wai Ola The ancient hale pili, originally purchased in dilapidated form on Kaua’i in the early 20th century, then reconstructed in Hawaiian Hall, remained unchanged for nearly a century. Approximately four years ago, the hale was dismantled and its parts and construction documented. Its original three-foot-high cement […]

Hale Pili Rebuild Finished

The Hale Pili in Bishop Museum is finished, now awaiting its christening and introduction to the public. [RFG_gallery id=’7′]


  On a trip last week to Kaua’i for the AOHCC convention, I took a side trip to Waimea and Koke’e. Between the canyon and Koke’e, I found ukiuki growing in large clumps, some of it by the side of the road! An album of images is at: http://picasaweb.google.com/zztype/081023UkiukiKokeE [RFG_gallery id=’6′]

Hale Pili At Waimea Falls Park

Here are a few photos of the Hale Pili At Waimea Falls Park, with caretaker Butch Helemano. [RFG_gallery id=’5′]

Adding the pili

Malia helps Pomaika’i affix pili to the finished framework of the hale today. With the framework nearly completed on the historical hale pili in Hawaiian Hall at the Bishop Museum, students from Farrington High School’s Hawaiian Academy worked to bind the dried pili into small sheafs while Kumu Pomaika’i Kaniaupi’o-Crozier and Alaka’i Malia Kniatt began […]

Restoration of Hale Mana in Kona

Kamehameha home needs ti Some 500,000 leaves are wanted to restore the roof of a building Associated Press KAILUA-KONA » The caretakers of Kamehameha the Great’s personal residence in Kailua-Kona are seeking 500,000 ti leaves to restore the roof on one of the buildings, Hale Mana. Ahuena Heiau, a National Historic Landmark, was the center […]

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