March at ‘Ulu‘ulu

Wow, March was an eventful month at ‘Ulu‘ulu! Many students, filmmakers, and others from the community came to visit us for our March events, some also dropped by for tours. We were especially happy to welcome the family of Henry Ku’ualoha Giugni (our namesake) earlier in the month!

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In addition to hosting visitors to the archive, we hosted and/or participated in quite a few events over the past month, including:

Interisland Terminal’s Nerd Spring Break, which featured documentary films to keep our brains in gear during the break. Our staff edited archival footage from Videololo, Joan Lander, Victoria Keith and the UH Manoa Student Video and Filmmakers Association into a program called “From ‘Ulu‘ulu’s Vault : Development, Transportation & Time Capsules.” Event attendees enjoyed the showing and entered an interactive Q&A with Head Archivist Janel Quirante.

Celebrating Hōkūleʻa, a series of talk story events and a pā‘ina celebration at UH West Oʻahu honoring the 40th anniversary of Hōkūleʻa’s first launch. About 50-60 faculty, students, and community members joined us each day to learn about Hōkūleʻa’s legacy and the current Mālama Honua WorldWide Voyage. Mahalo to our guest speakers: Keoni Lee (Oiwi TV);  Hōkūleʻa crewmembers Kaina Holomalia, Austin Kino, Darienne Dey & Tamiko Fernelius; Elisa Yadao & Cliff Watson. View more photos on our flickr https://flic.kr/s/aHsk9tnkCj.

Oki ka piko, the blessing of UH West Oʻahu’s new Hale Hālāwai.

Roselani Media Preservation Internship, we were excited to receive applications from students in and beyond Hawaiʻi who are interested in interning here at ‘Ulu‘ulu this summer. We’re currently in the selection process… wish we could choose more than one!

Mahalo to all who visited with us in March! Looking forward to what April has in store for ʻUluʻulu! As a reminder, our collections will be closed April 1 – June 30, 2015 while our vault undergoes a much-needed mobile shelving installation. Our catalog and digitized collection items will remain open and accessible during this time. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

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