While researching and using many different sources, we began to search for significant events in Mānoa's history that points to significant linguistic and cultural points in history. After taking notes and gathering many different events we created separate sign designs for the different significant events that happened in Mānoa from before 1800 until the present day. These signs utilize information from the UHM existing publications, the archives, as well as other scholarly works as references.
Significant Events in Mānoa History
The following are specific events and people throughout a timeline of the recorded history of Mānoa and the university. We propose that some of these events could be sign posted on campus since they can be pinned to one area. Also, QR codes should be incorporated to link to a website that can further explain the significant people and events and also link to a digital timeline where people can learn more. The following events are just some of the important events that have happened throughout the history of the university. There are many more important events that we are still gathering and incorporating into our existing timeline.
Historical Timeline Mural Proposal
After creating the above sign designs for some of the significant events and people in Mānoa history, it was suggested at a focus group that we should consider doing a timeline mural similar to the History Wall at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. We created a design that included many of the significant events and people that we previously made signs for and will also be adding in many more events as the next phase of the Multilingual Multicultural Initiative begins. Below is the current draft of our proposed Linguistic and Cultural history of Mānoa Wall Timeline:
We propose that the above Wall Timeline should be located on campus in places that are heavily foot trafficked by students and others who enter campus. One proposed location is to put this wall timeline on the bulletin board spaces outside of Sinclair library (pictured on the right). This is a main entrance to campus where many students exit the bus and pass through to get to their classes. We also think another location is somewhere in the Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services so that students who are on the campus tour may be lead through a hallway full of the history of Mānoa. We hope that having this type of timeline will change the way the campus tours are run so that they are more culturally relevant and informative.