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Raymond to discuss Hawaiian language newspapers

By Staff | Oct 21, 2010

WAILUKU — Kiope Raymond, senior member of the Hawaiian Studies Department at the University of Hawaii Maui College, will speak at the Bailey House Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m.

Raymond will discuss the importance of Hawaiian language newspapers in the study of Hawaiian history and culture. He will also explain the simple steps to access the vast amount of digitized, online Hawaiian newspapers.

As part of the presentation, the staff of the Maui Historical Society will share its recently received donation of a rare, bound, first-edition Ka Lama Hawaii, the first Hawaiian language newspaper printed at Lahainaluna High School in 1834. The newspapers were donated to Maui Historical Society by Louis and Laura Weinstein of Wailea and Arizona.

The lecture is free of charge, but seating is limited. Call 244-3326 to register.