Hawaiian Mission Bicentennial – Programs in the Islands
200-years ago, today, the Thaddeus was on its 130th day of sailing (having left Boston on October 23, 1819). The missionaries on board had 30-more days of sailing before seeing Hawai’i and landing at Kawaihae (March 30, 1820).
As we prepare for the bicentennial of the arrival of the Thaddeus and the first American Protestant missionaries to Hawai’i, we wanted to share with you the extensive calendar of events planned for Kailua-Kona (March 30 – April 5), Honolulu (April 18-26) and Kauai (May 2-3).
This link will take you to a *.pdf file that has the list of activities, costs, and links to make reservations for programs in Kailua-Kona, Honolulu and Kauai.
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Please Let Us Know What You Are Planning
We know several churches associated with the Mission Stations, as well as other entities, are preparing for Hawaiian Mission Bicentennial Celebrations. We would like to share that information with others. If you have plans and want help in getting the word out, please e-mail me by clicking HERE.
Collaboration between Native Hawaiians and American Protestant missionaries resulted in, among other things, the
Introduction of Christianity;
Development of a written Hawaiian language and establishment of schools that resulted in widespread literacy;
Promulgation of the concept of constitutional government;
Combination of Hawaiian with Western medicine; and
Evolution of a new and distinctive musical tradition (with harmony and choral singing)