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Cellar exhibit examines missionary life, medicine

By Robert M. Fox and David Cheever
Special to the Star-Advertiser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 01, 2014

~~<p>When anyone steps down into a cellar or basement in Hawaii, it is most likely a brand-new experience. We don't have those cool underground spaces here that are found just about everywhere on the mainland.</p>
<p>The cellar at the Hawaiian Mission Houses on South King Street is cool in two senses: the temperature, yes, but what you will see and experience &mdash; among many nifty specimens in a new exhibit there &mdash; are pills made partially with poi, medicine bottles covered with pig bladder, big glass jugs called demijohns and many more unique items you can't help but find cool.</p>
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When anyone steps down into a cellar or basement in Hawaii, it is most likely a brand-new experience. We don't have those cool underground spaces here that are found just about everywhere on the mainland.

The cellar at the Hawaiian Mission Houses on South King Street is cool in two senses: the temperature, yes, but what you will see and experience — among many nifty specimens in a new exhibit there — are pills made partially with poi, medicine bottles covered with pig bladder, big glass jugs called demijohns and many more unique items you can't help but find cool. Login for more...



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