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by Hanalei Abbott, June 1, 2008 - July 1,2008
Hiking offers residents and visitors abundant opportunities to experience Hawaii's unique natural environment. The state-run Na- Ala Hele program manages a large network of publicly accessible trails throughout the islands suitable for people of all levels from beginners to experienced hikers. The current display showcases several of the hiking guidebooks available in the Hawaiian Collection, describes a few convenient hikes on O'ahu, offers some tips on basic hiking safety, and provides contact information for local hiking organizations.
Check it out. Pick up a hiking safety brochure.
March 2008 - May 2008
Special Collections is pleased to announce the exhibition of a set of paintings by Samoan novelist, poet, and essayist Albert Wendt. One of Oceania's single most important (and prolific) writers and scholars, Wendt is also an accomplished visual artist. Over the course of the last three years, during which time he has served as Citizen's Chair in the UH-Manoa Department of English, he has produced a substantial body of artwork. On exhibit through the end of May in the Special Collections reading room are ten of these paintings, including selections from the "Koolau" and "Pele" series, as well as other Hawaii- and Pacific-themed works.
This exhibit features publications from 1907 including pa'u riders in a floral parade, a souvenir booklet from the Congressional party visit to the Islands, a report on Kalaupapa, "reclamation" of Waikiki, and Henry Cabot Lodge's book, "Hawaii."