Oahu Schedule

October 3- State Historic Preservation Division Archaeology Branch Open House

October 4 – O’ahu Nui Stone and Kūkaniloko Birth Stones Site Visits

October 5 – Kaniakapūpū (Kamehameha III Summer Palace) Service Day

October 8 & 10 – Public Program: Archaeology at Bishop Museum


October 3: State Historic Preservation Division Archaeology Branch Open House (8 am-3pm)

The archaeology branch office at 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 555, Kapolei welcomes the public to come and hear about how we register archaeological sites, manage GIS data and conduct historic preservation reviews. Office tours, talk story and light pupus will be provided during the day; no appointments necessary.

Call Susan Lebo 692-8019 (Susan.Lebo@hawaii.gov) for directions.

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October 4: O’ahu Nui Stone and Kūkaniloko Birth Stones Site Visits (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Meet at O’ahu Nui Stone (Waikakalaua Gulch – small park on right) at 10:00am for a brief history of the significance of the O’ahu Nui Stone; then drive to Kūkaniloko Birth Stones site (birthplace of ruling chiefs – across Whitmore Avenue) for an interpretive overview by Kahu Tom Lenchanko.

Contact Tom Lenchanko (tlenchanko1@hawaii.rr.com)

Bring water and snacks, bug spray, comfortable clothes and mats/chairs for seating at Kūkaniloko. No toilet facilities available at Kūkaniloko.

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October 5: Kaniakapūpū (Kamehameha III Summer Palace) Service Day (9:00 am – noon)

Meet at BOW lily pond (Old Pali Rd) at 9:00am; 1.5hr tour of the area learning the history of the ahupua’a, Kaniakapūpū, and La Ho’iho’i Ea from Kahu Kaho’ōla; then plant ti, remove weeds from structure; followed by making pu’ohe (bamboo trumpet instrument) from bamboo in the area.

Contact Dr. Baron “Kahoʻola” Ching (bchingahoola@gmail.com)

Bring water and snacks, bug spray, comfortable clothes and hiking shoes. No toilet facilities available.

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October 8 & 10: Public Program: Archaeology at Bishop Museum (1 – 1:30 pm)

As part of Bishop Museum’s public programming, Bishop Museum staff members will bring out some of their favorite objects from the Archaeology Collections to share with members of the public during this ½-hour talk in the Hawaiian Hall Atrium. Bishop Museum’s archaeology collections include over a million cultural objects from throughout the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands.

This event is free for Bishop Museum members. For non-members, it is included with regular daily admission. More information about admission rates can be found at www.bishopmuseum.org/visitors/

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