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Hawai‘i & National Registers of Historic Places Nomination Workshop

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation will offer community workshops on nominating sites to the Hawai‘i and National Register of Historic Places on Kaua‘i, Maui, Hawai‘i Island and Lana‘i between April and July of 2015 and on Oahu […]

May 2015 – Historic Preservation Awareness Month

Friday, May 1
ALCTS Webinar: Disaster Response Q & A:
Once a disaster strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to rush in and save everything, but racing in without advance planning puts collections at risk of more damage […]

President Designates Honouliuli Internment Site as a National Monument

2/19/15: President Barack Obama has designated the former Honouliuli Internment Camp site on Oahu as a national monument, ensuring its future preservation.

Opened on March 1, 1943, Honouliuli was the longest operating and largest World War […]

Call for Most Endangered Historic Sites Submittals 2015

Call for Most Endangered Historic Sites Submittals 2015
Do you know of a historic site that is threatened? Is there an opportunity to preserve it before it is irretrievably lost? Are you or others working to […]


Inaugural Forum Brings Preservation and Tourism Communities Together

More than 160 people gathered at the Hawaii Convention Center on October 31 to learn, share and network at the inaugural Hawaii Heritage & Hospitality Forum. The event brought together heritage stewards, members of Hawaii’s travel industry, and community stakeholders to explore ways in which heritage and cultural travel can provide both a high quality experience for visitors and contribute to preserving Hawaii’s unique sense of place.
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Updated 2014 Preservation Professionals Directory

As Hawaii’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 have compiled a directory of preservation professionals who work in Hawai‘i through our Preservation Resource Center.  The Hawai‘i Preservation Professionals Directory is organized by categories and is available to the public via HHF’s website.  The directory is primarily a digital resource with only limited printed copies.
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Hawaii-Civic-Cover_300“Hawai‘i Civic” Booklet Available for Purchase

Hawai‘i Civic” showcases civic architecture which emerged in Hawai‘i at the turn of the 20th century through 1940, also known as the Territorial Period. Don Hibbard’s architectural history tells the story of civic design in the turbulent era through text and photos and input from historic architect, Tonia Moy. Viki Nasu’s graphic design and Hawkins Biggins’ breathtaking photographs provide visual delight. The 24-page soft-cover book was published by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation in 2014 and is available for purchase online or by contacting the office at 808-523-2900.

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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.