August 21: Hawaiian Statehood

On this date in 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state.

Hawaiian Statehood Banner

Share this banner on social media to celebrate the addition of the 50th state to the United States of America.

Fifty Star U.S. Flag

The 50th star on the U.S. flag represents Hawaii. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Great Seal of the Hawaiian Islands

The Great Seal of the Hawaiian Islands from the ClipArt ETC website. The motto means “The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness.”

Captain James Cook

Portrait of James Cook from the ClipArt ETC website. Captain Cook was the first documented European to make contact with Hawaii.

King David Kalakaua

David Kalākaua was the last king of Hawaii reigning from 1874 until his death in 1891. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Queen Lydia Liliuokalani

Lydia Kamekha Liliuokalani was the last monarch of Hawaii reigning from her brother David’s death in 1891 until the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Sanford Ballard Dole

Sanford Dole was President of the Republic of Hawaii from 1893-1900 and Hawaii’s first territorial governor from 1900-1903. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

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Honolulu Harbor

View of Honolulu harbor in the early 1800s from the ClipArt ETC website.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Six videos by the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park available on the ClipVvideo ETC website.

Maps of Hawaii

A collection of historic maps of Hawaii from the Maps ETC website.

Hawaiian Doll

Hawaiian doll from the ClipPix ETC website.