Location: Hawaii, United States         Length: 12 min

Kalaupapa, Hawaii, is one of those rare places where the history that began in the 1860s is still alive today. Located on the rugged shore of Molokai, Kalaupapa was chosen as the inescapable place to isolate Hawaiians with Hansen's Disease, better known as leprosy. A central part of that story has been Paschoal Hall, built in 1916 and the largest structure in the community. Because of its special meaning to residents, Paschoal Hall was chosen for a major historic preservation project. It will play a vital part in telling the story of Kalaupapa.

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History of Hawaii (Wikipedia)

Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement and National Historical Park (Wikipedia)

Kalaupapa National Historical Park (National Park Service)