Please consider being a "Lecture Sponsor" for Kona Historical Society’s Hanohano O’ Kona Lecture Series. This lecture series is free for the community and is held at the West Hawai`i Civic Center every last Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00p.m. It spotlights local and state speakers on a wide variety of cultural and historical subjects and has gotten more and more popular since its inception in 2011. For a minimum of $200 you can ensure that this event continues and remains free for the community. Click here if you're interested in becoming a "Series Sponsor" for the entire season.
As a sponsor, we will feature your business’ name in an advertisement in West Hawaii Today’s Entertainment Section, on our website’s calendar, in Facebook posts and email blasts and announced as a sponsor at the event itself.
Kona Historical Society is recognized by the Federal Government as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and any sponsorship is tax deductible as a donation. If you have any questions you can contact Ramona at 808-323-3222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month’s Hanohano ‘O Kona lecture has (2) $200 sponsorship opportunities. To be the sole sponsor of a lecture, you may choose both spots for $400. Because the sponsorships for each of these lectures are limited, we will inform you if someone has already sponsored one that you are interested in.
Choose from this year's lectures below:
February 22 ---MAKAHIKI TRADITIONS by Shane Akoni Nelson, Hawaii Island Cultural Historian
Sponsored "In Memory of Roland Dupree"
March 29 ---LETTERS FROM THE ALI’I: A COLLECTION UNVEILED, 1820-1887 by Thomas Woods, Ph.D., Executive Director, Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Sponsored by Balbi Brooks and Rob & Barbara Kildow
April 26 ---THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL by Staff of Ke Kai Ola, The Marine Mammal Center, Sponsored by John & Merrilyn Farquhar, 1 more sponsorship opportunity available
May 31 ---ISABELLA RIDES AGAIN: ISABELLA BIRD & LIVING HISTORY by Jackie Pualani Johnson, Drama Professor, University of Hawai’i-Hilo, Sponsored by Meg Greenwell
June 28 ---THE KONA COFFEE STORY: Along the Hawai’i Belt Road by Mina Elison, Museum Curator, Kona Historical Society and Gavin Miculka, Kona Coffee Living History Farm Manager, KHS Asst. Programs Manager, Sponsored by an Anonymous Friend of KHS
July 26 ---THE MEN WHO LOVED ‘IO AND O’O: Birdcatchers and Birds of Hawai’i by Maile Melrose, Kona Historian, 2 more sponsorship opportunities available
August 30 ---ARTS OF HAWAII by Healoha Johnston, Assistant Curator, Honolulu Museum of Art, Sponsored by the Kona Frame Shop and Rob & Barbara Kildow
September 27 ---PRESERVATION AND STABILIZATION OF HAWAIIAN STONE ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE by Maryanne Maigret, Archeologist, Pu’uhonua ‘O Honaunau National Park, 2 more sponsorship opportunities available
October 25 ---MALAMA KOALOHA/KEEP YOUR LOVE: The Battle of Kuamo’o and the End of the Kapu System by Keola Beamer, Slack-Key Musician; Richard Stevens, Ph.D., University of Hawai’i-Palamanui Professor, Sponsored by Allen & Patty Wall and an Anonymous Friend of KHS