The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives will present a cultural and theatrical program in association with the bicentennial of the departure of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions’ Pioneer Company from New England to the Sandwich Isles (Hawaiʻi) in 1819.

Pōʻai Lincoln, a gifted vocalist and Hawaiian music historian, will trace cultural change and adaptation, in ways both obvious and subtle, through the lens of music in Hawaiʻi and the Western influences that affected Hawaiʻi during the 19th century.

Moses Goods, Hawaiʻi’s premiere actor, storyteller, and writer, recounts the life of ʻŌpūkahaʻia, a young Native Hawaiian man that changed the history of Hawaiʻi forever, in a dramatic one-person play which takes you through ʻŌpūkahaʻia’s life, from Hawaiʻi to New England, his conversion, and finally his death in Cornwall, Connecticut - all before the first company of missionaries left New England for the shores of Hawaiʻi.


  • Occurred Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm