Honoring Three Upcountry Women

A Women’s History Month Exhibit
Makawao History Museum
March 1-31, 2020

From left to right: Ethel Baldwin, Patsy Mink, and Gordean Bailey

In honor of Women’s History Month, Makawao History Museum presents the following virtual vignettes about the lives of three upcountry women: Ethel Baldwin, leader of the local women’s suffrage movement; Patsy Mink, the first woman of color elected to the US Congress; and Gordean Bailey, Miss Hawaii 1959 and a kumu hula today.

Ethel Baldwin

Patsy Mink

Gordean Bailey

Pictures and text excerpted with permission from Lehia Apana’s story “Island Royalty,” which appeared in the September-October 2017 issue of Maui No Ka `Oi Magazine.



Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) , to help ensure the health and safety of staff, visitors and the entire community in support of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in line with the directives of and the directives of Maui Mayor Victorino and Hawaii Governor Ige,
the Makawao History Museum is closed effective March 15th and until further notice.


Admission – free
Donations accepted


Makawao History Museum
3643 Baldwin Ave
Makawao HI 96768
(808) 572-2482