Presentation by Dr. Kapili Lyon at Lyman Museum

Posted on January 23, 2018 by Destination Hilo (MB) No Comments


Join Dr. Kapili Lyon at the Lyman Museum on February 5th (two opportunities – 3PM & 7PM), for a presentation on the new, bilingual edition of David Malo’s Ka Mo’olelo Hawai’i!

Although a “commoner,” Davida Malo was a towering figure in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i until his death in 1853. He is best known today for his book Ka Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i, although the English version, Hawaiian Antiquities, did not appear until 50 years after his death, and the original Hawaiian text was not published until late in the 20th century.

Drs. Kapali Lyon and Kale Langlas have spent 12 years preparing a new, bilingual edition of Malo’s book that also contains a new biography of Malo by Dr. Noelani Arista.

At the Lyman Museum, Dr. Lyon (UH-Mānoa) discusses Malo’s work in the light of his times—and of his manifold careers as Hawaiian patriot, chiefly advisor, government minister, pastor, and a profound scholar who produced what is perhaps our single most important description of pre-Christian Hawaiian civilization.

Enjoy this exceptional presentation on either of two occasions—Monday afternoon, February 5, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and again the same evening, February 5, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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