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2010 Hawaiian & Pacific Department Exibits

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Promises in a Rainbow

June 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010

Featured in this month's exhibit is a selection of Old Testament Bibles in Hawaiian and Pacific languages. On the display board behind the Bibles are different translations of the following Biblical passage:

I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth. (Genesis 9.13-17)

For those not familiar with this particular passage, in Christian Mythology, after Noah's flood the Bible relates that the rainbow gained meaning as the sign of God's promise that terrestrial life would never again be destroyed by flood.


Censusally Yours

April 1, 2010 - May 22, 2010

This month, the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections observes U.S. Census month with an exhibit on Hawaii's censuses.

The U.S. Census Bureau first included Hawaii in its decennial census in 1900. Prior to that, censuses had been conducted in Hawaii since the time of Umialiloa. Reports of such counts date back to the missionary censuses of 1831-32 and 1835-36, and appear in in published reports in increasing detail, revealing increasingly sophisticated methodology, through the 19th century.

On exhibit are selections from theses reports, graphs depicting demographic trends in Hawaii, and a 1910 enumeration sheet listing the household members of Queen Liliuokalani's residence.

Come on up! Bring your reading glasses!


The Choy of Cookbooking

January 1, 2010 - February 28, 2010

Sam Choy, chef, restaurateur, TV host and especially for us, he's also a best-selling cookbook author. Choy's cookbooks are always filled with delicious easy-to-prepare island recipes and beautiful mouth-watering photos. Come and see a sampling of his work. Try out one of his tasty island recipes.


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