Charles Reed Bishop
founded the Museum in honor of his late wife, the last royal
descendant of the Kamehameha family, Princess Bernice Pauahi,
in 1889. Initially established to house the royal family’s
heirlooms and extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts, the
museum has expanded to include millions of artifacts, photographs,
and documents about Hawai‘i and other cultures in and
around the Pacific.Call 808-847-3511.
Parking is free at 1525 Bernice Street in Honolulu, and the Museum
is open daily, except Christmas, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and on
many evenings for special events. Admission is (Adults) $14.95,
(seniors and youths 4-12) $11.95, Kama‘aina $3, members
and children free. WEB SITE: http://www.bishopmuseum.org/.
Fall exhibitionsFall exhibitions
Oct. 1-Nov. 26: SENTENARYO: 100 YEARS OF FILIPINOS IN
HAWAI‘I celebrates the Filipino Centennial in Hawai‘i. In partnership
with the Filipino Centennial Commission, Bishop Museum will host
A Gathering of A Hundred Stars at Family Sunday to celebrate
this important milestone of the Filipino community.
Headlined by Philippine singing and acting sensation Randy Santiago,
event-goers will be treated to entertainment throughout the day,
including performances by Broadway Babies, Hawai‘i Ballroom
Association, Larawan Youth Ensemble, Salsa Hawaii, Silangan Singers,
and other talented performers. Visitors will also enjoy demonstrations
of Filipino culture, talk-story programs, and of course, delicious
Filipino cuisine, and two new exhibits, Sentenaryo that commemorate
the many contributions of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans to
the cultural, social, and economic growth of Hawai‘i over
the last century, and Singgalot (Ties that Bind), Filipinos in
America: From Colonial Subjects to Citizens.
Singgalot comes to the Bishop Museum fresh from the Smithsonian
Institute in Washington, D.C. Directed by Professor Dean Alegado
of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Singgalot explores
the challenges and issues that confronted Filipinos in America,
and highlights some of their unique challenges.
Both exhibits will be on display in the Castle Memorial Building
Oct. 31 Halloween TREAT STREET
Ghoulish ghosts and ghastly goblins will gather on Halloween
night for Bishop Museum’s 19th annual Treat Street, a free
, safe trick-or-treat for costumed keiki of all ages with kids’ contests,
story telling, fun games, and great food.
Treat Street is a custom-designed neighborhood of colorful facades,
on the Bishop Museum’s Great Lawn. Built by students of
the UH-Manoa School of Architecture, it provides a safe alternative “neighborhood” where
children under 12 can gather Halloween loot.
Treat Street opens 5:30 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. Admission
is free; however, donations are welcome and will help support
the Museum’s education and outreach programs that serve
children and families each year.