Local historian and kama`aina Boyd Bond will tell the stories of the powerful ali`i women of the Hawaiian monarchy in a program at the Lyman Museum on Monday, June 18 at 7pm. With a nod to the female gods and characters in the oral histories of old who may have influenced them, Boyd begins with Keku`iapoiwa, mother of Kamehameha the Great; introduces the various wives of the founding monarch and his successors; and highlights some of Kamehameha's female descendants who came to power, skirted the edges of command, or tried to avoid it altogether. Admission is $3; free for Museum members. Seating is limited to 65 persons. No tickets for presale; first come, first seated. Additional parking available at Hilo Union School.
The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawai`i to tell the story of its islands and people. The Museum, located at 276 Haili Street in Hilo, is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am—4:30 pm. For additional information, call 935-5021 or visit lymanmuseum.org.