Bishop Museum Media

The March of Time : Hawaii Our Next State 1953

Program hosted by Westbrook Van Voorhis in 1953 to introduce Americans to Hawaiʻi and to support its statehood. Subjects include the tourism industry; ocean sports; American military presence; King Kamehameha; a speech by Governor Samuel W. King; the Big Five; Lorrin Thurston's opinion on statehood; Hawaiʻi as a military outpost; the sugar industry; the pineapple industry; Hawaiʻi's racial composition; the 442nd regiment; the University of Hawaiʻi; hukilau on Kauaʻi; Kalaupapa and Hansen's Disease; features of Hawaiʻi Island; orchids; Parker Ranch; Waikīkī; Kamehameha Schools students singing. This footage is from Bishop Museum accession number 1989.0111.

Languages: English


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