GREAT SCOT! David Douglas: History & Mystery in Hawaii
Not to be missed! On Saturday, October 18th, the Society will co-sponsor a rare event with the Mission Houses Museum in downtown Honolulu to portray and learn about David Douglas, a famous historical Scottish naturalist (1799-1834) who died mysteriously in Hawaii. Was he murdered? If so, by whom and why? The mystery remains.
This event, a variation on the Mission Houses' popular Pupu Theatre, begins at 4:30 pm with the free, public showing in the Mission Memorial Auditorium of a recently completed film, "Finding David Douglas." The film maker, Gordon Mason, whose home is in England, will also talk about the film in person.
After the film, the rest of the event requires reservations and a ticket, expected to cost $40 per person, to defray the expenses of creating this experience. Paid attendees will be divided into three groups and move back to the Mission Houses and Kawaiahao Churchyard where we will visit three stations. At one an actor will portray David Douglas himself. At another station we will learn about
19th century autopsies and at the third about botanical discoveries, the study that made Douglas famous. Finally the evening will end with heavy pupu at the Mission Houses and a general discussion with the people who made the previous presentations.
Only 75 tickets will be available for this amazing evening, and they will be offered soon. Reservations must be made and paid for directly from the Mission Houses, online from their website, www.missionhouses.org or by phone 808-447-3910. Please be sure to identify yourself as a Caledonian Society member. We will try to provide further information by email as soon as reservations can be purchased.
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