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Memorable O’ahu Cemetery Tour, Spooks Included…- Anna Chang and Shari Lee-Huntoon, Co-Chairs

posted Dec 17, 2013, 3:45 PM by Acuw Hawaii

“Fantastic event!”  “Historical and educational!”  We gathered around 5:00PM at O’ahu Cemetery.  By five-thirty we had already been inside the public Mausoleum, the little stone house close to the parking lot.  As the sun set, ACUW members took out their flashlights to shine at interesting and symbolic tombstones, actually works of art, that are the resting places for hundreds of well-known families, captains of industry, musicians, scholars, artists, military heroes, educators and government officials.

Nannette Napoleon, the cemetery historian who had also guided us at Mānoa Cemetery in observance of Ching Ming, provided twenty-two of us with a wealth of information that inspired much thought.  This activity was brought to a close with a very curious story regarding the life-like statue of Maria Kahanamoku.

So much history awaits you at O’ahu’s oldest public cemetery.  

A uniquely delicious, dim sum dinner was shared at Mei Sum Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant.  Thank you to Pat Hubbard who put so much thought into this menu!