Short Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series.

Short Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series

The Hawaiian Historical Society and Windward Community College Library partner for an in-person event series titled, “Short Reads: The Hawaiian Journal of History Author Series.” This event will feature authors published in The Hawaiian Journal of History and give them a platform to discuss their article and research with the community. This monthly program will run from February 2024 to April 2024 and is free and open to the public. 

Please join us for our second Spring 2024 presentation

Monday, March 25, 2024, 11am-12pm at Windward Community College, Hale Laʻakea Library 1st Floor atrium. Our  March presentation is by Anita Manning on, “Torpedoes and Guava Jelly: The Hawai’i Front during the US Civil War.”

Hawaiʻi during the US Civil War was neutral, but people were aware of events and found ways to contribute…and party! Torpedoes for children? Cutting edge entertainment technology? Massive charity fundraising for wounded and sending Guava jelly? It’s Hawaiʻi!

Anita Manning is a historian and educator, with an extensive management background. She was involved in State’s World War I Centennial, has written on the history of Hawai’i science, Hawaiian history, and on museum management. Research topics include involvement of Hawai’i residents in the American Civil War, and a Boy Scout troop for children with Hansen’s Disease. She is the historian for the 120+ year old Honolulu Elks Lodge.

Be sure to read her article from our publication, The Hawaiian Journal of History, “Hawai‘i at Home During the American Civil War,” Anita Manning, HJH, Vol. 48 (2014). Email us at to purchase your own copy today or click here to read it online.

Parking is free on campus

We recommend parking at Hale Aʻo parking lot and walking up the yellow brick road to Laʻakea Library.

Questions? Email or call (808) 235-7338