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Historian to discuss mapping of Lahaina

By Staff | Mar 9, 2012

Bryant Neal (left) and Riley Moffat will lead free presentations on Hawaii history this week.

LAHAINA – Riley Moffat, author and BYU map historian, will discuss the mapping of Lahaina at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn.

His remarks and visuals will cover the years 1819 to 1975.

View a priceless Lahainaluna High School atlas for the first time in a century, as well as rare missionary era maps produced in Lahaina in the 1830s and 1840s.

Presented by Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the event is free and open to the public.

The Baldwin Home is located at the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. Call Anela Haina at 661-3262.

Then, on Saturday, March 10, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Story of Hawaii Museum, curator Bryant Neal will lead a fascinating, interpretive, illustrated tour through the history of the islands.

The museum is located in the Maalaea Harbor Shops next door to Pacific Whale Foundation.

This exhibit tracing the history of Hawaii displays antique maps, prints and ephemera from the Polynesian migrations to the 21st Century.

Free and open to the public, Saturday’s event is the soft opening of a new exhibit space with more than 2,000 square feet devoted to vintage and antique Hawaiiana.

For information, contact Neal at 283-3576 or bryantneal@gmail.com.