Kaula Piko: The Source of Strings – The Story Behind the Exhibit

Kaula Piko: The Source of Strings – The Story Behind the Exhibit Home Page By DeSoto Brown, Bishop Museum Historian and Exhibit Co-Curator Bishop Museum’s upcoming exhibit, Kaula Piko: The Source of Strings, will tell the little-known story of the development of Hawaiian music from the 19th century and on, and how this genre of […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Lei

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Lei Home Page Lei are necklaces or garlands intended to be worn on the body or hung in significant ways. Many types of lei are made in Hawaiʻi, and across the Pacific, garlands and necklaces are seen in everyday life and on special occasions. Some of the more common types of lei […]

Winter Waves

Roger Coryell, February 1947. Bishop Museum Archives.Roger Coryell, December 31, 1951. Bishop Museum Archives. Previous Next Winter Waves By: DeSoto Brown Storms over the Pacific Ocean produce swells that travel long distances to the Hawaiian Islands. When it’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere, waves from storms there will break on Hawaiʻi’s south shores during our […]