Auntie Queenie’s hula roots were planted from an early age by her mother, Sophie Kalili, a kumu herself. As a teenager in the 1940s, she met ʻIolani Luahine (1918-1978), a renowned woman of hula, and her life was changed forever. (1930- )
Auntie Nona Beamer & Maile Loo share the history of HPS's Oral History Library, learning resources available online, and research tools.
Auntie Nona was an inspiring woman who embodied leadership with aloha. Her unwavering desire to learn, steadfast strength in the face of adversity, and sweet and kind nature touched the hearts of many. (1923-2008)