“Honolulu Town: The Wholesome Town,” a free program and discussion about the recreational and charitable aspects of community life in Old Honolulu, will be presented at the Hawaii State Library on Saturday, October 20 at 11:45 a.m. in the First Floor Reading Room.
Laura Ruby and Ross Stephenson, co-authors of the recently-published book “Honolulu Town,” will be the featured speakers. “Honolulu Town” is supported in part by a Hawaii Council for the Humanities Research Grant. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the Friends of the Library of Hawaii following the presentation.
Ruby is the editor of “Moiliili –The Life of a Community,” the 2008 recipient of the Hawaii Individual Artist Fellowship (the highest honor in the visual arts), and the creator of “Site of Passage – Chinatown,” a large commissioned site-specific sculpture.
Stephenson is the historian at the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division of the Dept.