In 2020, Hula Preservation Society celebrated our 20th anniversary. Leading up to the big year, we were excited to try and create a special commemorative t-shirt for the milestone. While all of our big, public celebrations were cancelled due to the pandemic, we told ourselves, “We have to do the tee!” And we did! The design honors our core connections to kūpuna, hula, and our inspirational founder, Auntie Nona Beamer. Reflecting back on the last 20 years, we felt strongly, “E mālama i ka hulu mākua,” from ʻŌlelo Noʻeau (wise saying) #601. In Hawaiʻi, hulu (feathers) were crafted into prized, valued adornments passed on from generation to generation. HPS cherishes those who have come before for their preserverance and passionate efforts to preserve and perpetuate for us today and for generations to come. And if you knew Auntie Nona, you’ll spock the pulelehua (butterfly) in the design, too! Go to the HPS Store to purchase your own. They’re still available!