Hawaiian history talks set at North Kohala Library
North Kohala Public Library in Kapaau will present a series of three Monday talk-story sessions on Hawaii’s history with North Kohala historian Boyd D. Bond in February, March and April. Each hour-long presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The first session on Monday will focus on the life of Keeaumoku, the kingmaker. In this presentation Bond will explore the role of Keeaumoku, Queen Kaahumanu’s father and the man behind the throne bringing Kamehameha to power.
In the second presentation March 24, Bond plans to talk about “Hawaii’s Alii Women.” The final program in the series on April 21 will focus on Hawaii in wartime and examine the impact of the Civil War, World War I and World War II on Hawaii.
Bond’s knowledge of Hawaii’s history stems from his academic studies and from a lifetime spent in Hawaii as a sixth-generation descendent of early western settlers in Hawaii. Boyd was raised in Hawaii in a sugar plantation family, living on plantations throughout the state.
Of his interest in Hawaiian history, Bond says, “I can’t ever remember a time when I wasn’t immersed in it. Many of the stories of Hawaii’s history are also our family stories.” Bond earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hawaiian History from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and went on to earn a master’s degree in education.
Call the North Kohala Public Library at 889-6655 for more information and to register for the program. Contact the library three weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is required.
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