“My Name is ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia" History Theatre Performance

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The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives commemorates the 200th anniversary of the first Congregational mission to Hawai‘i with “The Hawai‘i, New England Connection,” a 30-day tour of History Theatre, panel discussions, and cultural events (please see tour calendar). This series explores the history and contemporary results of the intersection of New England and Hawaiian culture, which began in 1819 when the first missionaries left Boston for Hawai‘i and continues today.


“The Hawai‘i, New England Connection” features a one-man play, “My Name is ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia.” Performed by Moses Goods, Hawai‘i’s premier actor, storyteller, and writer, it recounts the life of ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia, a young Native Hawaiian man who would change the history of Hawai‘i forever with his arrival in New England. The show also includes performances of Hawaiian songs and chants. Come enjoy a slice of Hawaiiana, even as you learn about the combined history that New England and Hawai‘i share!

For more information, please visit www.missionhouses.org or view the Press Kit here.

Performance locations:

9/29 10:00 am Goshen Church of Christ Congregational-- 5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT

9/30 7:00 pm Yale University Indigenous Performing Arts Program-- 26 High St., New Haven, CT

10/1 5:30 pm New Haven University--114 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT

10/2 1:00 pm Yale University in front of Connecticut Hall-- 1017 Chapel St, New Haven, CT

10/3 6:30 pm Phillips Academy Andover-- 180 Main St., Andover, MA

10/4 6:00 pm Phillips Academy Andover--180 Main St., Andover, MA

10/5 6:30 pm Old Sturbridge Village-- Stallion Hill Road, Sturbridge, MA

10/6 3:00 pm Cornwall Historical Society-- 8 Bolton Rd., Cornwall, CT

10/7 7:30 pm Williams College-- 880 Main St., Williamstown, MA

10/8 7:00 pm Americant Antiquarian Society-- 185 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA

10/9 3:00 pm Congregational Library-- 14 Beacon St., Boston, MA

10/10 4:00 pm Pequot Museum-- 110 Pequot Trail, Ledyard, CT

10/11 6:00 pm Maine Historical Society-- 489 Congress St., Portland, ME

10/12 7:00 pm Torringford United Congregational Church-- 1622 Torringford St., Torrington, CT

10/13 11:30 am Wellesley Hills Church--207 Wasington St., Hills MA

10/14 7:00 pm Guilford First Congregational Church-- 110 Broad St,. Rt 77 at the Green, Guilford, CT

10/15 11:00 am Museum of the Bible-- 400 4th St SW, Washington, D.C.

10/16 6:30 pm Daughters of the American Revolution Museum-- 1776 D St. NW, Washington, D.C.

10/18 1:30 pm Mystic Seaport Museum-- 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT

10/23 7:00 pm Park Street Church-- 1 Park St., Boston, MA