Welcome Home Hōkūleʻa

Kalaupapa was the last official port of call on Mālama Honua, a three-year worldwide voyage that culminated with a huge celebratory welcome on Oahu. It was a magical moment when, 41 years after her historic maiden voyage to Tahiti, the Hōkūle`a accompanied by the Hikianalia and the Tahitian canoe Fa`afaite sailed around the point into Awahua Bay at Kalaupapa. Continue reading Welcome Home Hōkūleʻa

A Life-Changing Experience

Kerri Inglis, a history professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, first came to Kalaupapa National Historical Park on a service trip with the Sierra Club in the summer of 2000. Seventeen years later, she is still returning, this time with history students in her Disease and Medicine in Hawaii class on a service-learning trip. For the students, it is an adventurous history lesson. Continue reading A Life-Changing Experience

Bringing the Park to the Keiki of Molokai

Kalaupapa National Historical Park (NHP) lies on a peninsula at the bottom of sheer cliffs, with the Pacific Ocean bordering three sides, and is situated along the northern coast of Molokai. It is included in Kalawao County, which has a long-standing restriction against entry for anyone under the age of 16. This creates a hurdle for the park to overcome in order to satisfy the Every Kid in a Park initiative as well as include young students in our centennial celebrations. Continue reading Bringing the Park to the Keiki of Molokai