130 Ohua Ave Rear, Waikiki Hawaii
This small two room museum is around the corner in the back of St Augustine's Church. It shows the life and times of Fr Joseph Damien de Veuster who came to Molokai Island to work with lepers who had been banished there.
He eventually caught the disease himself and died of it. Now called Hansen's disease, it has been eradicated in Hawaii. Father Damien is considered a saint for his selfless devotion to the terminally ill.
There is a 20 minute video that depicts the priest's life that is shown at the museum. It is open weekdays 9am to 3pm and Saturday 9am to noon. Admission is free.
Other History nearby:
(Honolulu) Aliiolani Hale
(Pearl Harbor) Battleship Missouri Memorial
(Honolulu) Bishop Museum
(Kaneohe) Byodo-In Temple
(Waimea - Oahu) Captain James Cook's Arrival in Hawaii
(Honolulu) Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace
11/26 Coming to The Waikiki area
Annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival Maui HI April19-21 Featured performers will also conduct on-site school visits to various Maui schools to educate and and inform Maui's youth about the Hawaiian steel guitar. These visits, targeted specifically for students of these schools, includes both educational sessions and entertainment by the visiting performers.
Maui Classical Music Festival Maui HI May10 Over the years the Festival has received extensive coverage in national newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the New York Times, the Hawaii newspapers, and travel and airline magazines. Feature articles written about the Festival have appeared in important musical publications such as Musical America, Chamber Music America, and American Record Guide.
Pan-Pacific Ho'olaule'a Honolulu HI June7 It is one of the largest outdoor multi-cultural exhibits of its kind in the state of Hawaii and it happens in beautiful Waikiki, right on Kalakaua Avenue!
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival Maui HI June23 Various artists, food, crafts, Guitar exhibitor, and more.
RED CLAY JAZZ FESTIVAL Kauai HI June26-29 Blues as well as Jazz!!
Greek Festival of Hawaii Honolulu HI August24-25 Enjoy Greek foods, Greek coffee, music and entertainment at Hawaii's original Greek festeival.