Local historian and kamaaina Boyd Bond will tell stories of the powerful alii women of the Hawaiian monarchy in a program at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Lyman Museum in Hilo.
With a nod to the female gods and characters in the oral histories of old who may have influenced them, Bond begins with Kekuiapoiwa, mother of Kamehameha the Great; introduces the various wives of the founding monarch and his successors; and highlights some of Kamehameha’s female descendants who came to power, skirted the edges of command, or tried to avoid it altogether.
Admission is $3; free for museum members. Seating is limited to 65 persons on a first-come, first-seated basis. Additional parking is available at Hilo Union School.
For additional information, call 935-5021 or visit lymanmuseum.org.
The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawaii to tell the story of its islands and people. The museum at 276 Haili St. in Hilo is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.