When missionaries first arrived in Hawaii, the king gave them one year to stay and then he would decide if they could continue to live in Hawaii.
Missionaries in Honolulu lived in Grass Houses. During that first year, they built schools and churches. They taught the Hawaiian people to read and write and created an alphabet for their Hawaiian language.
They also helped with illnesses and influenced the government and laws, as well as printing books with a printing press. The Hawaiians thought it was a magic machine.
After the first year, the king allowed the missionaries to stay, and even allowed them to build a wooden house. It was called The Frame House. You can still visit the area in Honolulu, which is now a museum.
For more information on the history of The Frame House, and the missionaries, click on this link.
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