Kalaupapa National Historical Park


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Kalaupapa National Historical Park:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Kalaupapa National Historical Park

Address:PO Box 2222
Kalaupapa, HI 96742

Phone:808-567-6802
Fax:808-567-6729
Web: www.nps.gov/kala/
Size: 10,779 acres.
Established: Authorized on December 22, 1980. Administered in cooperation with several Hawaii state agencies.
Location:On the central northern coast of the Island of Molokai, Hawaii.
Facilities:Museum/exhibit.
Activities:The National Park Service does not offer any regularly scheduled interpretive programs or activities because of the restricted nature of visitation to the park. Tours of the park are offered through a commercial service, owned and operated by a Kalaupapa resident.
Special Features:Park contains the site of the Molokai Island Hansen's disease (leprosy) settlement (1866-1969), areas relating to early Hawaiian settlement, scenic and geological resources, and habitats for rare and endangered species. The churches of Siloama, established in 1866 and St. Philomena, begun in 1872 and associated with the work of Father Damien (Joseph DeVeuster) are located at Kalawao. Father Damien's life and death among his people foccussed the attention of the world on the problem of this disease and the plight of its victims.

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Later, she gave birth to a pup on that beach, part of Kalaupapa National Historical Park.
Kalaupapa National Historical Park was established in 1980 so that the National Park Service could preserve the history of the settlement.
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Hawaiians are very resourceful people, but the first patients were out of their element as strangers in an unfamiliar place," says Ka'ohulani McGuire, cultural anthropologist at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.
Just 11 years after that, Kalaupapa National Historical Park was created to tell the story of the island's patients and the heroic volunteers who helped them.
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