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Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Dinner circa 1860s



Address of John L. Stevens, United States minister, before American citizens in Honolulu, H. I., July 4th, 1890

John Stevens address honolulu 1890


views of Honolulu circa 1890

Map of Honolulu 1847

14th amendment



Picture timeline of Betsey Stockton

Betsey Stockton

Among the many U.S. missionaries, there was a well-respected moral, civic and educational teacher for U.S. democracy in Hawaii named Betsey Stockton. These educational traditions for democracy are perhaps the inspiring precedents for some of President Obama’s early respect for promoting democracy.  Thus, Betsey Stockton’s history would be relevant and appropriate to a presidential museum in Hawaii.

only portrait known of Betsey Stockton which has been digitally painted


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Annotated bibliography








illustration of a baseball game circa 1900

Featured Essay

Baseball's Alexander Cartwright

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postcard picture of hawaiian lady in  a red, white & blue hat standing next to man in ahawaiian cloak & hat with Diamond Head in the background.

Postcard circa 1960






Research Institute for Hawaii.USA

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