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Hawaii’s Most Endangered Historic Places 2014

Hawai’i’s Most Endangered Historic Places 2014

“The endangered places list lets community members know about places that are historically significant but that are threatened in some way,” said Kiersten Faulkner, executive director. “We bring attention to these […]

Invest In Historic Preservation Through the HHF Annual Fund

Because of You
Thanks to you, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary of historic preservation this year.  We honor HHF’s founding members, who had the foresight to establish HHF in 1974, and the generations of […]

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 […]


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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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.