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Members receive a 10% discount on all their purchases, often more during the Holidays.
There is no charge for admission to the Museum Shop.
New Edition of Memoirs of Henry Obookiah
Considered the first fruit of the Christian faith among the Hawaiian people, the story of `Ōpūkaha`ia (“Obookiah”) is honest and untainted, recounted through his personal diary entries and letters to close friends. It is a poignant narrative of suffering, pain, and his tragic death by typhus at age 26. It is also a story of healing, renewal, joyous faith, and “a new life everlasting” that inspired a generation of young missionaries to leave New England and travel to the Sandwich Islands to fulfill Henry’s desire that his people hear the gospel message.
The original memoir, written by Edwin W. Dwight, details the compelling story of a uniquely able, curious, intelligent, hard-working, altogether remarkable 19th-century young Hawaiian man who, forsaking his homeland, jumped into Kealakekua Bay and boarded a ship for America where he embraced Christianity and an education.
The newest edition contains a collection of vintage and current photographs, as well as a new epilogue documenting how lifelong Hilo resident Deborah Li`ikapeka Lee, his blood relative, led the effort to return `Ōpūkaha`ia’s remains (iwi) to the Big Island, 175 years after he had been laid to rest in a Cornwall, Connecticut cemetery. $20.00
Ka Baibala Hemolele Now in Museum Shop
We are pleased to announce that the Lyman Museum Shop now has the new 2012 edition of the Hawaiian-language Bible, Ka Baibala Hemolele. This beautiful edition derives from the 19th-century original. It is made available by the Partners in Development Foundation with “faithfulness to the original text and accurate scholarship,” as well as contemporary Hawaiian-language spelling. For more information on this project, visit www.Baibala.org or call the Museum Shop at (808) 935-5021.
Crystals of the Lyman Museum
The extraordinary rock and mineral collection showcased in the Museum’s Earth Heritage Gallery has drawn the public eye and interest for years, a favorite of visitors and a focal point of study for geology students of all ages. And for years we have been asked when the Museum might publish something that would do justice to the collection and to the distinctive way in which it is presented. Thanks to financial support from the Hawai`i Tourism Authority and the County of Hawai`i through their County Product Enrichment Program grants, the Museum is proud to announce that Crystals of the Lyman Museum is now available from the Museum Shop!
This lovely 32-page booklet delights both the mind and the eye. The text and drawings, by Dr. Ken Hon of UH-Hilo, bring to life the science of crystals in an informative and very readable style. Hilo’s own Norman Negre produced the striking photographs of minerals that illustrate the book from cover to cover. And Museum Curator Barbara Moir provides an introductory essay on Orlando H. Lyman, the collector and steward of these treasures who turned a boyhood passion into an enduring legacy for the people of Hawai`i. Add this gem to your own collection today! $10.00
Biography Hawai`i Presents:
Joseph Nāwahī Documentary Now on DVD
The Biographical Research Center is pleased to announce that its documentary Biography Hawai`i: Joseph Nāwahī is now available on DVD. The package contains both the hour-long English and Hawaiian versions.
Though little known today, Joseph Nāwahī was a Hawaiian patriot and Renaissance man. A teacher, surveyor, lawyer, cabinet minister, newspaper editor, and artist, he was born in Puna in 1842 and died in 1896. An outstanding pupil at Hilo Boarding School, he eventually became its assistant principal. Elected to the legislature of the Kingdom in 1872, he represented Hilo intermittently for the next 20 years, and became a trusted advisor of Lili`uokalani during the last months of the monarchy. Nāwahī is an important figure for understanding Hawaiian history and Hawaiian sovereignty, and he continues to provide inspiration to the people of Hawai`i.
The Lyman Museum and Mission House made important contributions to the production, providing archival documents and photographs to the producers that were available no where else, and also supplying the setting for the historical recreation sections of the documentary. $19.95
Sarah Joiner Lyman's Journal Back in Print!
The journal of Congregational missionary Sarah Joiner Lyman is now back in print. Sarah Joiner Lyman of Hawaii: Her Own Story is a compilation of original diary entries and letters, spanning Sarah's life from her arduous 1831 journey from New England to the Sandwich Isles, until her death in Hilo in 1885. Contemporary photographs illustrate the book.
Sarah's journal is a firsthand account of missionary life in nineteenth-century Hilo. Her diligent records of local earthquakes and eruptions at Kilauea and Mauna Loa have made her journal an invaluable source for geologists.
This reprinting of the 1970 edition of Sarah's journal has been made possible through the generous contributions of descendants of Margaret Greer Martin, Sarah's great-granddaughter who edited her journal and correspondence into this volume.
Cover: Hilo from the Bay (1852) Oil on Canvas by James Gay Sawkins. $19.95
The Lyman Museum Shop supports local artisans by offering a fine selection of beautiful Hawai`i-made crafts, including koa bowls, hair adornments, artwork and unique Ni`ihau Shell Lei.
Our full-color booklet "Lyman Mission House" was awarded the Historic Hawaii Foundation 2008 Preservation Media Award. This 46-page booklet traces the evolution of the house from the humble thatched-roof dwelling of the Lymans to the meticulously restored centerpiece of Hilo's oldest museum.
Check out our line of Lyman Museum t-shirts, caps, holiday ornaments and cards.
Other offerings include:
A large selection of Hawai`i-themed story and activity books for keiki of all ages
Books on Hawaiian language, history, mythology and biography
Books on crafts including lei and quilt making
Books on Hawaiian cooking and entertaining
Natural history guides for fish, shells, flowers, birds and trees
Cane Haul Road designs on kitchen towels and t-shirts
Hawaiian music CDs featuring slack-key guitar and ukulele masters
A wide variety of over 25 different mineral samples for those starting or adding to their collections, each $1 or under
…and much more!