Thursday Night at the Center: The Sandalwood Trade in Hawai‘i: Unforeseen Consequences

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
Free, although a $5 donation is appreciated

Thursday Night at the Center: The Sandalwood Trade in Hawai‘i: Unforeseen Consequences

The ‘iliahi (sandalwood) trade in the early nineteenth century marked the Kingdom of Hawai‘i’s first foray into international economic activity. The resulting destruction of the sandalwood forests is well known. Paul Field will lead “The Sandalwood Trade in Hawai‘i: Unforeseen Consequences” discussion on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 7 – 9pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Paul Field, a retired Professor of History at Windward Community College, will discuss how the sandalwood trade affected relations between commoners and chiefs, altered the concept of mana, and led to the first official interference of the United States government in the affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Hawaiian studies and history enthusiasts will enjoy this informative, engaging evening.

This event is free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated.

This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire and enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.


  1. Sierra says

    Aloha from NH, I have fond memories of working in the gallery at VAC with then manager, Kate & Alison in 2000-01 and now work as a gardener & herbal artisan in New England. This topic is of genuine interest and I would love to listen in. Will it be recorded by chance? If so, can you send me a link?

    Sierra Brookes

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