On display at KS Kāpalama’s Midkiff Learning Center is an exhibit entitled: “A Source of Light, Constant and Never Fading: The Relationship Between the People of Kalaupapa and Hawaiʻi’s Royal Family.”
In 1865, King Kamehameha V signed a law that would send people stricken with leprosy to Kalaupapa, a remote peninsula on Molokaʻi. The victims were mostly Hawaiian and the royal families were moved by their situation and maintained a relationship through visits and letters.
Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa, a nonprofit organization on Molokaʻi, created this educational historical exhibit. A brief ceremony was held recently at Midkiff to bring this moving tribute to the Hawaiian families impacted by Hansen’s Disease to the Kamehameha ‘ohana.
The exhibit runs through January 31, 2015.