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Thursday, March 13, 1997

Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., 847-3511. Fred Kalani Meinecke, author, translator and researcher, will share stories of Hawaiian rulers Liloa and Kamehameha the Great, 7 p.m. March 24. Free.

Mission Houses Museum, 553 S. King St., 531-0481. Community forum featuring Tom Woods and Franklin Odo, 9:30 a.m. March 23. Woods is the historic sites program director for the State of Minnesota and Odo is the director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.


Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., 847-3511. "Na Mea Makamae: Treasures of Hawaii" features rare and rarely seen objects preserved over the past five centuries, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through May 4. Items from Hawaii's culture and past include royal diaries, fossils, tiny fish, Kamehameha's feather cloak and rocks from the underwater volcano Loihi. Admission $14.95 general, $11.95 youths and seniors, free for children under 6; $7.95 and $6.95 kamaaina.

Hawaii's Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St., 677-0110. Guided tours each hour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donation $5 general, $3 students and seniors, free for children younger than 5.

Judiciary History Center, Aliiolani Hale, 417 S. King St., 539-4999. "Hawaii Under Martial Law" during World War II, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, or on weekdays by appointment.

Mission Houses Museum, 553 S. King St., 531-0481. "Sandwich Islands Mission Stations" tells the stories of the people who established 17 stations in Hawaii in the 1800s. The pioneer missionaries are represented through engravings, drawings and historic photographs, on display through May 17. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission $5 general; $4 seniors; $2 college students; $1 children; free for children younger than 3.

A Thursday morning walking tour of nearby historic sites traces Honolulu's growth from village to capitol of the Hawaiian kingdom. Costs $7 general; $6 seniors; $4 college students; $3 youth. Call for reservations.

Saturdays in March, the Women's History walking tour revisits the lives of 19th-century queens and princesses, with stops at monuments from the palace to the Mission Cemetery. Costs $7 general; $6 kamaaina, seniors, military; $4 college students; $3 children; free for those 3 and younger. Call for reservations.

Kamaaina Day -- when Hawaii residents are admitted free and children can play 19th-century games -- will be on the second Saturday of the month.

Pacific Aerospace Museum, Terminal Box 7, Honolulu International Airport, 839-0777. High-tech exhibits commemorate aviation and aerospace achievements in the Pacific. Open daily. Admission $3 general, $2.50 students, seniors and military, $1 children.

Tropic Lightning Museum, Carter Hall, Waianae Avenue, Schofield Barracks, 655-0438. Exhibits on the Barracks and the 25th Infantry Division in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Free admission 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

U.S. Army Museum, Battery Randolph, Fort DeRussy, Waikiki, 438-2821. Exhibits on Hawaii's military heritage, focusing on the Army. Free admission 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, 11 Arizona Memorial Drive, 423-1341. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission $8 general, $6 kamaaina, military and seniors, $3 children.

Wildlife Museum, 1190 Dillingham Blvd., 848-0660. Exhibit of animal specimens from six continents, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Admission $6.95 adults, $3.50 juniors ages 13 to 17, $2.50 juniors ages 6 to 12, free for kids younger than 6.

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