Welcome to the Online Library of the Hawaii Society of the Sons of the American Revolution!

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) perhaps said it best when he stated that, An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. We could not agree more!

This is a free academic research center and scholarly portal to many resources associated with the American Revolution and the founding of the United States of America. Anyone around the world with Internet access is welcomed and encouraged to visit HISSARs Online Library anytime and to do so often.

Who is welcomed? You are! We welcome students, professional educators, historians, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses, military personnel, researchers, and lifelong learners anywhere to explore our Library for finding valuable information. Its free!

Our members and friends hope that you will find the Online Library to be useful, engaging and invaluable. Weve attempted to design the Online Library to bring the best sources on the American Revolution to you in one centralized user-friendly location. As new sources of information become available we'll add them here, so be sure to check back from time to time.

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Our Online Library has been divided into specific categories. We encourage visitors to explore all sections listed or click the sections that most interest you. Enjoy your journey!

“As the last vibration of the midnight bell proclaimed the presence of the jubilant day, the sound of fife and drum broke on the silent air. Hail Columbia, coupled with the ever stirring strains of The Star Spangled Banner and Yankee Doodle, mingled with the firing of guns, the sharp, loud crack of powder-charged anvil, and the glad cheers of hilarious voices. On came the music and our hearts beat quicker as we beheld, borne in front of a band of Hawaiians, the glorious banner of the free. Fourth of July at Hanalei at Princeville Plantation, Kauai, on the 90th anniversary of American independence.”

Source: Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Saturday, July 14, 1866