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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 HHF & The Howard Hughes Corporation for a Pau Hana to learn more […]

Hawai‘i Heritage + Hospitality Forum to Explore Heritage Travel Opportunities

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority will present a one-day forum on issues and opportunities for heritage travel on October 31 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

The keynote luncheon will feature Andrew Te Whaiti […]

MEMBERSHIP CORNER: Interview with Jan Atkins, Charles Black and Bob Fox

Happy 40th Anniversary to HHF! Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s official launch date as a nonprofit organization was June 12, 1974. At that time, a dynamic and diverse group of highly skilled and courageous individuals came together […]

Updates to Preservation Professionals Directory Due October 17

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is now accepting submittals and updates to the Preservation Professionals Directory. Please download the form below, complete and return it to Historic Hawai‘i Foundation by October 17.

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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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Ai Family Recognized as 2014 Kama‘aina of the Year

Carol Ai May and Steven C. Ai were presented with the 2014 Kama‘āina of the Year award at Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s annual benefit on October 11. Over 520 guests celebrated the occasion at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

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Historic Downtown Honolulu Map Available for Self-Guided Tours

Historic Hawaii Foundation has developed a color keepsake map documenting twenty-five historic sites along a five-kilometer route in historic Downtown Honolulu. The self-guided walking tour includes such historic sites as ‘Iolani Palace, Mission Houses, St. […]

Historic Homes in Waikiki Showcased in Self-Guided Walking Tour

A Waikiki walking tour map for independent travelers is now available. The self-guided itinerary is suitable for individual travelers rather than group tours, and focuses on sites of historic or cultural significance that are either […]

Preserving Hawaii's History for 40 Years and Counting

A statewide non-profit organization, Historic Hawai‘i 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.