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Threads of Kauai’s History

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 5:30 pm9:00 pm | $40 - $60

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Kauai Historical Societyʻs fundraiser celebrates THREADS that connect cultures, generations and the island. Saturday, October 28, Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Kalapaki, 5:30-9:00. Threads or clothing worn from past to present include kapa, denim palaka work clothes, Japanese kimono, Chinese jackets, Filipino terno and barong shirts, Hawaiian holokus and aloha shirts. Threads are also in fabrics and painstaking stitching in Hawaiian quilts, made decades ago and passed down to later generations. Threads in the form of cordage made from coconut, leather and other plant fibers have bound voyaging canoes and houses together, as well as being woven into fishnets that provide food. Lei made of feathers, flowers, and foliage are strung or braided and given to connect family and friends. Clothes, quilts and utilitarian items document our history in tangible, tactile ways.
Evening includes enticing pupus (small bites), Hawaiian music by Mark Rossi, Kelii Kanealii, Garrett Santos and hula. A new video, “Tenacity for Preservation: the Enduring Spirits of Phyllis Kunimura and Bob Schleck” highlights two kamaaina who spearheaded the restoration of the historic County Building, home of the Kauai Historical Society.
We encourage attendees to wear the dress of any culture and take the opportunity to show it off on the runway.
Online reservations at www.kauaihistoricalsociety.org. Student tickets $40; KHS members $60; non-members $75; sponsor ticket + 1 student ticket $100; table of ten people $600.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $40 - $60
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Event Location:

Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club

3610 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766 United States

For More Info:

Contact: Kauai Historical Society, Helen Wong Smith
Phone: 808-245-3373