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Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop's Birthday
December 19, 1831 -

Hawaii events celebrating the anniversary of the Decemebr 19, 1831 birthday of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and events honoring the memory of the princess. Also includes other ideas for celebrating the birthday of Princess Pauahi. Princess Pauahi Bishop was born on December 19, 1831 and she died at age 52 on October 16, 1884.

Events Celebrating the Birthday of Princess Pauahi Bishop

Bishop Museum Princess Pauahi Day
Every year, on or near the December 19 birthday of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the Bishop Museum in Honolulu offers free admission to Hawaii residents and active or retired military personnel. Call the Bishop Museum at 808-847-3511 for more information

Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop Alii Sunday (Oahu)
Every year, on a Sunday close to the December 19 birthday of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, there is a special Sunday service at the historic Kawaiahao Church in Downtown Honolulu, honoring the princess's memory. Call the Kawaiahao Church at 808-469-3000 to confirm dates or get more information.

Other Ideas for Celebrating Princess Pauahi Bishop's Birthday

Visit the Bishop Museum
The Bishop Museum in Honolulu was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop to honor his late wife Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Mr. Bishop built the museum's Polynesian and Hawaiian halls on the grounds of the original Kamehameha School for Boys and the museum and school shared the grounds until 1940 when a new and larger school complex was built in Kapalama Heights. Today the Bishop Museum is the largest museum in Hawaii and it houses an extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

Visit the Princess Pauahi Bishop Statue
One of the events celebrating the 176th anniversary of the birthday of Princess Bishop Pauahi Bishop was the installation of a bronze statue of the princess in the Royal Grove area of Waikiki's Royal Hawaiian Center in December of 2007. The statue is named "Ka Ikena Hooulu a Pauahi" ("The inspired vision of Pauahi") and it depicts the princess sitting down, holding a book, with a young girl sitting beside her.

Read A Book About the Princess

-2008 - The Memoirs of Hon. Bernice Pauahi Bishop
-2006 - Broken Trust
-2005 - Lost Generations: A Boy, a School, a Princess
-1995 - Bishop Museum and the Changing World of Hawaii
-1997 - Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop
-1972 - An album of Likenesses;: Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop
-1965 - Princess Pauahi Bishop and Her Legacy

See also:
- Other December Events in Hawaii
- About Princess Pauahi Bishop
- More Birthdays of Famous People in Hawaii

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