Featured News

ANNOUNCING Hawai‘i’s MOST ENDANGERED Historic Places of 2015!

What are Hawaii’s Most Endangered Historic Places and why do they matter?

The Most Endangered Historic Places is a public awareness campaign that seeks to remind people of historical sites that are often overlooked or forgotten. […]

Help Protect Hawai‘i’s Heritage by Giving to the Annual Fund

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation works to preserve the rich history and cultural heritage unique to our Islands. Join us in protecting the places that matter to you.

Learn More >

December Events Feature Honolulu-born Darren Bradley, Award-winning Architectural Photographer

Two public events will showcase Darren Bradley’s award-winning modernist photography.
One of modern architecture’s most celebrated photographers is coming to town!  Hawai‘i-born Darren Bradley will share his love of photography and modernism with audiences at two […]

“Hawai‘i Modern” Booklet Available for Purchase

“Hawaii Modern” showcases a small but significant portion of the built environment from mid-20th century in Hawaii. This 24-page, soft-cover booklet highlights homes, commercial buildings, resorts, public facilities, sacred sites, landscapes and other properties from this dynamic period. Historic Hawaii Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of those who contributed to Hawai‘i Modern, especially Don Hibbard, author & photographer, and Viki Nasu, graphic designer. Funding was provided by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities to promote the richness and value of the humanities—including an understanding of the architectural history and preservation of Hawaii’s past—for the Hawaiian Islands.

Visit the HHF Gift Store >

Call for Preservation Professionals Directory Listing

As Hawai‘i’s statewide advocacy organization for historic preservation, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation often receives requests for referrals for a variety of professional preservation services. To respond to this need, we are updating the directory of preservation professionals who work in Hawai‘i. If you are interested in being included in the directory, please complete the online form by January 4, 2016 and email it to Tanya[at]historichawaii.org.

Read More >

Preserving Hawaii's History for 40 Years and Counting

A statewide non-profit organization, Historic Hawaii Foundation encourages the preservation of historic buildings, sites and communities relating to the history of Hawai‘i. Founded in 1974 by concerned citizens who saw the need to protect the Islands’ irreplaceable historic and cultural legacy from destruction, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has become the driving force behind preservation in the state through its core programs of developing a community ethic of historic preservation, supporting smart legislation, and providing direct assistance to make preservation accessible. Through strong partnerships with public, private and non-profit organizations, we protect the essential character of Hawai‘i.