The public is invited to a free illustrated presentation by Valerie Monson of Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa on Thursday, July 24, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., at Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai‘i, Ward Center, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu.

“The Restoration of Family Ties” project has helped hundreds of families in Hawai`i learn more about ancestors or loved ones who were sent to Kalaupapa because of government policies regarding leprosy (now also called Hansen’s disease). Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa uses a growing collection of information they have compiled from various archives and other sources to bring the people of Kalaupapa back into the history that they helped to create and help families remember these ancestors with love and pride.

The event is co-sponsored by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa and Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai‘i.

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