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2010 calendar cover

The 2010 Hawaiian
History Calendar

The theme of the 2010 calendar is traveling in Hawai‘i, and its photographs depict modes of transportation in the Islands up to the 1930s. For more information, contact the Society office or look for the calendar soon at Native Books, Best Sellers, Bookends, and the Bishop Museum Shop Pacifica.

For more information about the 2010 calendar, click here.


Coming Soon: The Hawaiian Journal of History, Volume 43

Cover image: HJH 43

The 2009 issue of the journal contains articles on Kalanimoku, William Kanui, Hawaiian kingdom stamps, attempts to treat leprosy in the Islands, the GAR in Hawai‘i, annexation debates in the 1890s, and Wallace S. Fujiyma, along with book reviews and the annual bibliography of recent Hawaiiana.

A View of Honolulu in 1821

Read Hawaiian Historical Society serial publications, including journals, annual reports, papers, and reprints, on line in the Oceania Digital Library.


Welcome to the on-line service of the Hawaiian Historical Society. Founded in 1892, the Society is dedicated to preserving historical materials relating to Hawai‘i and the Pacific region and to publishing scholarly research on Hawaiian and Pacific history. In addition, the Society presents lectures and other programs, free to the public, on various aspects of Hawaiian history.

The Library of the Hawaiian Historical Society provides a research collection of printed and manuscript material for use by scholars, historians, history buffs, serious students, Society members, and others in the community interested in the history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Island area.

The Hawaiian Historical Society is widely known through its publications, which include a Papers series published between 1892 and 1940, Annual Reports, The Hawaiian Journal of History, and books emphasizing original sources.

Hawaii History Moments are short descriptive essays on various topics from Hawai‘i’s colorful history, originally written as texts for a series of radio broadcasts.

The Hawaiian Historical Society Web Reference Collection contains a convenient assortment of bibliographies, lists, and other guides useful in researching Hawai‘i’s past.

This selective list of links to other sites on the World Wide Web provides pointers to material of particular interest to historians.

Use this link to search the entire Hawaiian Historical Society Web site for topics of interest.