Entry for March 01, 2007
On this date in history 1891 The Bishop Museum opens by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his wife, Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Honolulu, Hawai'i. She was Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has expanded to include millions of artifacts, documents and photographs about Hawai‘i and other Pacific island cultures. Today, Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research projects, consulting services and public educational programs. It also has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. Serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum. For more information visit their website.
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)