Hawaiian Mission Houses’ Strategic Plan themes note that the collaboration between Native Hawaiians and American Protestant missionaries resulted in the introduction of Christianity; development of a written Hawaiian language and establishment of schools that resulted in widespread literacy; promulgation of the concept of constitutional government; combination of Hawaiian with Western medicine; and evolution of a new and distinctive musical tradition with harmony and choral singing.
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives is on an acre of land in the middle of downtown Honolulu. The size and scope of these collections make Hawaiian Mission Houses one of the foremost repositories for nineteenth century Hawaiian history. The Mission Houses collections are critical to understanding the dramatic changes in the 19th-century Kingdom of Hawaiʻi that helped shape contemporary Hawaiʻi. Today, is the annual meeting of the Hawaiian Mission Houses, reminiscent of the annual General Meetings of the early missionaries.