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Thursday, March 6, 1997
7:00 PM—8:30 PM

The Three Farewells to Manzanar

Featuring: Sue Embrey and the Manzanar Committee

A report by National Park Service archaeologist Jeff Burton called “The Three Farewells to Manzanar” explains the history of Manzanar through the theme of eviction. Native Americans were first evicted from their land by the U.S. military and white settlers. Then the settlers were evicted by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power. In 1942, Japanese Americans were evicted from their homes and placed in Manzanar. Sue Embrey of the Manzanar Committee and former editor of the Manzanar Free Press will give a slide presentation and talk about Manzanar’s past, present, and future. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

In conjunction with the exhibition Dear Miss Breed: Letters from Camp
Thursday, February 27, 1997
7:00 PM—8:30 PM

Cold Tofu Improv: The Soy of Sex

Thursday Evening at the Museum Performance

Cold Tofu provides a monthly evening of laughs and entertainment at the Museum. This talented, energetic, multicultural improvisational group has an amazing assortment of entertainment techniques that will keep you laughing all night.

This evening, Cold Tofu explores the mysteries behind relationships, dating and marriage. Prepare for a night of non-stop laughter as Cold Tofu collaborates with a guest artist and musician. Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

Sunday, February 16, 1997
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Celebrating Kona through Mele (song) and Hula (dance)

Kona Coffee Story Exhibit Series Family Activity

Featuring: Ainahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club

The first of a series of monthly ohana (family) and nakeiki (children) activities organized by Ainahau O Kaleponi Hawaiian Civic Club to complement the Kona Coffee Story exhibition. Learn the dances and songs of Kona. Hear the stories of the Island of Hawai'i, the home of Pele the fire goddess who resides in the active volcanoes of Hawai'i. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required.

In conjunction with the exhibition The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawai'i Belt Road
Saturday, February 15, 1997
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Kona Coffee Culture

Kona Coffee Story Exhibit Series Lecture

Kona coffee farmer, Ed Kaneko talks about Kona coffee culture, the history of coffee growing along the Kona Coast of Hawai'i and the method by which coffee is grown and processed. Mr. Kaneko was the project coordinator for the Kona Coffee exhibit while on exhibit in Hawai'i. Sample the Museum Store's own Kona coffee. Free with Museum admission. Reservations required.

In conjunction with the exhibition The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawai'i Belt Road
Sunday, February 9, 1997
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Kona Coffee Culture

Kona Coffee Story Exhibit Series Lecture

Museum members are invited to this special lecture with Ed Kaneko. See description under February 15. Coffee sampling and light refreshments will be available immediately following the program. Free to Museum members. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

In conjunction with the exhibition The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawai'i Belt Road
Thursday, February 6, 1997
7:00 PM—8:00 PM

Taste of Kona Coffee

Kona Coffee Story Exhibit Series Panel Discussion

Featuring Ed Sakamoto, Mako, and East West Players

Join award-winning playwright Ed Sakamoto (Aloha Las Vegas), director Mako (founding artistic director of East West Players), and cast members of Taste of Kona Coffee for a lively panel discussion. The play runs from January 30 through February 9, 1997 at East West Players. This comedy-drama depicts the life of Japanese Americans in Kona, Hawai‘i in 1929.

Free. Reservations required. Limited seating available.

In conjunction with the exhibition The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawai'i Belt Road
 

 

 

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