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Stories About Growing Up in Hawaii Hosted by Friends of Koloa Public Library

Stories About Growing Up in Hawaii by storyteller Alton Chung.

Alton Chung can take you on a trip to far off Asia with stops in Japan, Korea, China, and India. You will explore these diverse lands through their folktales, stories, and legends. Or would you prefer some true ghost stories from around the world, Japanese ghosts, local ghosts or perhaps ghosts from Tennessee. Alton has two full length programs based on true oral histories of the Japanese-American soldiers of World War II. They are powerful, moving tales.


Plantations were part of Hawaii from the 1850s through the 1990s and just about everyone who lives in Hawaii has had their lives touched by Plantation Life. Working with Hawaiis Plantation Village in Waipahu and the Okinawan Genealogical Society, Alton has gathered oral histories from folks who grew up in the Plantation Camps before, during, and after WWII. He breathes life into these stories and invites the listener to take a stroll into yesteryear to experience what life was like for kids growing up in the Plantation Camps, to a time when trains ran across the island, and when the sweetest pineapple was that which was picked that morning and liberated that afternoon. These stories are appropriate for older elementary, teens, and grown-ups. Shows run between 45 minutes 1 hour.

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Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Admission: Free

Contact: (808) 742-8455
Koloa Public Library
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