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Neil Hannahs Honored as 2015 KAMA‘ĀINA OF THE YEAR

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation presented the 2015 Kama‘āina of the Year Award to Neil J.K. Hannahs at the 40th annual benefit on Saturday, September 26. Some 580 guests celebrated his achievements in community-based cultural land stewardship […]


Historic Hawai‘i Foundation annually names Hawai‘i’s Most Endangered Historic Places in cooperation with HONOLULU Magazine & the Hawai‘i State Historic Preservation Division.
Join Historic Hawaii Foundation & The Howard Hughes Corporation for a Pau Hana event […]

Pau Hana with a Purpose: Movie Night – “Visual Acoustics–The Modernism of Julius Shulman”

Join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and Design Within Reach for a special screening of “Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman”.
The free event will be held on Thursday, October 15 at the DWR Studio at Ala Moana […]

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.