World's Fair Information Manual


EXHIBIT
Hawaii, State of
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. James K. Kealoha, Exec. Director
Hawaii World's Fair Commission
World's Fair, New York 11380
AR 1-1212-13-14
EXHIBIT MANAGER
Mr. Herbert Honig
Hawaii Pavilion
World's Fair, New York 11380
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. Michael Pender
CONTRACT SIGNED
August 29, 1962
LOCATION
Block 55; Lot 2
Meadow Lake Promenade
Lake Area
AREA
121,696 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Mr. Reino Aarnio
244 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10016
MUSEUM
The Bishop Museum
Dr. Roland Force, Director
Honolulu, Hawaii
CONTRACTOR
Gilbane Building Company
ADMISSION
25c
THEATRE.........General__$1.00
CANOE RIDE...Adults___$1.00
..........................Children____.50

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The Hawaiian Exhibit, with a 100 feet of water frontage, has been designed to display the utmost of the beauties of this Pacific Paradise. The surroudning area is landscaped with flowers and plants native to the islands. The theme of the exhibit is "Aloha."

At the northwest corner of the site is the Akua or Tiki Tower which is 80 feet high and has a traditional Hawaiian design facing in two directions. Above the base and srrounding the tower is a ring of 6 flaming torches. From the base is a ring of ceremonial Kahili standards which are illuminated at night.

The columns of the Aloha Theme Pavilion rise from a reflecting pool crossed by a bridge. The entrance has a waterfall and a Ku figure from Polynesian mythology. This building contains exhibits tracing the history of Hawaii from the arrival of the Polynesian people a thousand years ago through to 1893. The historical development of Hawaiian agriculture is also traced and the influx of Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Portuguese and Americans to the island is portrayed. The present-day sociological harmony of Hawaii is shown throughout as a part of the overall "Spirit of Aloha" which governs the exhibit. Hawaiians of various national and ethnic derivations are depicted in government, industry, agriculture, education, and all other walks of life. Other exhibits include the story of government and statehood, Hawaii's role as a bastion of U.S. defense in the Pacific, the cultural life of Hawaii and the current development of new "think industries" in the state. This story is re-enacted and narrated by Receptionist-Guides in Hawaiian 19th Century gowns.

The Tourism and Industrial exhibits are approached by means of an elevated walkway. Color slides showing tourism and travel as well as the Hawaii Visitors Bureau Information booth are in this area. Various Hawaiian industries and businesses contribute to communicate the healthy growth of business and industry in Hawaii and the opportunities for future industrial and commercial development.

The Restaurant of the Five Volcanos, the Lava Pit Bar and the Sandwich Isle Bar serve Hawaiian specialties in an authentic style and setting. In addition, the famous Luau feast of Hawaii, is featured daily at 6:30 p.m. The Luau includes the dinner of imported fruits and foods and all the rum punch one can drink, together with the re-enactment of ancient Hawaiian rituals and Polynesian entertainment.

The Hawaiian Exhibit has a series of 5 shops accessible from the main roadway and also from within the exhibit area. Hawaiian merchandise, such as arts and crafts, fabrics and fashions, foods and flowers and a decorator shop are features in this area. A giant live orchid tree reaches the ceiling in the Orchids of Hawaii International Gift Shop.

An ancient Hawaiian Village, similar to the popular Ulu Mau Village in Honolulu is constructed directly behind the Hawaiian shops and fronting on Meadow Lake. Lei, tapa,hand quilt, feather and wood crafts are demonstrated in this village as is the making of poi. There is a staff of 8 women in the village and five canoe operators.

One-hour performances of Hawaiian music and dance take place in the Alohatheatre adjacent to the Ulu Mau Village and the industrial exhibits. The stage also lends itself ot fashion shows and other special events.

Pavilion of Hawaii

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

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