The hard life and times of Henry Opukahaia, in Cornwall and Hawaii

Marking the bicentennial of the first missionaries to travel from the Foreign Mission School in Cornwall to Hawaii, Moses Goods (left), actor, and Po’ai Lincoln, vocalist, engaged their audience at Cornwall UCC, Congregational on Sunday, Oct. 6. Photo by Leila Hawken

CORNWALL — The Cornwall Historical Society celebrated one of the most famous lives from its town history at Cornwall’s United Church of Christ, Congregational on Sunday, Oct. 6.

Henry Opukahaia, a native of Hawaii, spent part of his short life in Cornwall, at the Foreign Mission School, a rural experiment in teaching Western ways to people who had grown up in very different cultures. 

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