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New England Exhibit, Heritage Garden Kepaniwai Park - Wailuku, HI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 20° 52.970 W 156° 32.088
4Q E 756464 N 2311148
Quick Description: This reproduction of a typical New England saltbox house is located in the 6.2-acre Heritage Garden Kepaniwai Park on the island of Maui, among the displays depicting the history and heritage of groups who had a role in forming present-day Hawaii.
Location: Hawaii, United States
Date Posted: 1/15/2011 9:24:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMAH6W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 3

Long Description:


The people who lived in this kind of house in the early 1800's were mostly from New England. They came to Hawai'i either as traders and merchants or as missionaries sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) of Boston.

The missionaries brought with them: Western methods in business and trade; Christian religion, the Bible; concepts of individual land ownership and water rights; and, iron, steam and machinery.

Within fifteen years of their arrival, the ABCFM missionaries had put the Hawaiian language into writing, established hundreds of schools, trained native Hawaiian teachers in Western ways, and printed textbooks, newspapers and government documents in Hawaiian. By 1860, the literacy rate was higher in Hawai'i than it was in New England.

Group that erected the marker: Heritage Garden Kepaniwai Park

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Heritage Garden Kepaniwai Park
'Iao Valley Rd.
Wailuku, Hawaii United States

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