Bicentennial News and Events
2020 marks the Hawaiian Mission Bicentennial
On October 23, 1819, the Pioneer Company of American Protestant missionaries from the northeast United States set sail on the Thaddeus ship bound for Hawai'i. After 160 days at sea, on March 30, 1820, the Pioneer Company first sighted and landed at Kawaihae on the Island of Hawai‘i. On April 4, 1820, the Thaddeus arrived and anchored at Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i.
Throughout the year, there will be numerous commemoration events listed here, along with some historical items of interest. If you have any news or events to include, submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Inspiration for the Hawaiian Mission
Hawaiian Mission Bicentennial Updates:
As part of the lead-up to the Hawaiian Mission Bicentennial, Peter T. Young has created a series of historical posts about various people, places and events in Hawai'i's history: