The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library
Horticultural Hall
2nd Floor
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


The staff of the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library cordially invites you to our first exhibition of 2017.

A selection of Hawaiian textiles

To warm the cold days of winter, we have a selection of Hawaiian textiles on display. From the Japanese cotton yukata inspired Palaka by Arakawa’s to the hand-made shirts by Jane Oda and Katherine Kawaguchi’s shop H. Miura of Haleiwa to Alfred Shaheen of Honolulu who created wonderful patterns designed and printed in Hawaii. Included in the display are examples by Aloha Shirts, Arakawa’s of Waipahu, Waltah Clarke’s, Betty Higgins of The Royal Hawaiian Hotel Shop, Iolani, Kamehameha, Duke Kahanamoku Champion line, Kilohana, Kuonakakai, H. Miura of Haleiwa, Musa-Shiya Shoten, Alfred Shaheen of Honolulu, Reyn Spooner, Surfriders Sportwear, and modern day Toyo Sun Surf classic Hawaiian recreations from Japan.

Main Library Directions

The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library is located on the second floor of Horticultural Hall, which is located across Massachusetts Avenue from Symphony Hall.

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Public Transportation

MBTA Subway Green Line E Symphony Station or Orange Line Massachusetts Avenue Station. The closest bus routes are #1 Mass. Ave line or #39 Huntington Ave.


No on-site parking garage is available for library users. Metered parking spaces are often available nearby on Massachusetts Avenue.

Aloha Shirts, Betty Higgins, Alfred Shaheen of Honolulu, H. Miura of Haleiwa & Arakawa’s of Waipahu