Kaluaikoolau Book Launch Event

You are cordially invited to the book launch of Kahikina Kelekona’s Kaluaikoolau. The Hawaiian Historical Society’s 5th Volume in Ke Kupu Hou: The Hawaiian Language Reprint Series.

Governor Josh Green, M.D., First Lady Jaime Kanani Green, Washington Place Foundation and the Hawaiian Historical Society (HHS) will host the book launch event at Washington Place from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Aloha attire is suggested. 

This event is open to the public. Please note a small registration fee of $5. All proceeds will help to support the Hawaiian Historical Society. Registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. 

Each guest must have confirmed registration and a form of photo identification in order to attend. Beretania Street gates will open at 5 p.m. Free parking is available at the Department of Health lot on Miller Street, across from Queen’s Emergency Center. 

Attendees will enjoy a guided tour through the 175-year-old historic home of Liliʻuokalani, followed by a 6 p.m. presentation offering additional insights on the publication and a reading of one of Kelekona’s stories.  

Published entirely in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, Kaluaikoolau brings renewed excitement and inspiration to readers, researchers and visit the website collectors of Hawaiian knowledge. We look forward to celebrating Hawaiian Language Month with you at this memorable event. Click here to register for the event.

Hardcover and paperback copies of this new reprint in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi are expected to be available for purchase by end of February 2023. At $50 and $30, respectively, this will make for a fine gifting or to add to your library. Members receive a 20% discount. Click here to become a member.

Books cannot be purchased at the event. Please pre-order your copy today and you can pick up at the book launch or pay additional for shipping and handling. Click here for the paper ($30) or here for cloth ($50).   Members email or call (808) 537-6271 to order yours today.