Historic Churches in Downtown Honolulu Tour – February 13

Join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation on Saturday, February 13, 9-11:30 a.m. for a tour of four historic churches in downtown Honolulu. Docents will provide information about the history and architecture of [...]

January 22nd, 2016|

The 2016 Experts at the Cathedral Lecture Series Starts January 28

Announcing the 29th Annual Free Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring "Experts at the Cathedral" Winter 2016, January 28-March 10 The tradition continues! This year's theme is “Preserving Our Historic Churches and other Religious Buildings.” The free [...]

December 22nd, 2015|

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 [...]

November 4th, 2015|

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.

Nominations Sought for Preservation Awards

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Preservation Honor Awards. The 42nd annual preservation awards will recognize excellence in the categories of preservation of a historic property; ongoing program or advocacy efforts; achievements in preservation media; and achievements in new construction in a historic district or site.

“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.

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.