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.

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2014 Historic Preservation Honor Awards

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation Invites you to a celebration of the
40th Annual Preservation Honor Awards & 40th Anniversary Celebration

This special event will include Dinner, the Honor Awards Presentation and a […]

FireMuseumHHF Members-Only Tour of the Honolulu Fire Museum

An exclusive event for HHF Members will be held at the Honolulu Fire Department and Museum on May 13 at 5 p.m.

The former Kaka‘ako Fire Station was adapted into a museum showcasing the history of the Honolulu Fire Department, which was founded in 1850. It is the only fire department in the United States that was established by a ruling monarch (King Kamehameha III), and the only department with civilian fire fighters in the U.S. to have been awarded Purple Hearts for sustaining combat casualties. The building was rehabilitated as a museum and received a preservation honor award in 2009. It is designated on the State Register of Historic Places as part of the thematic group “Fire Stations of Oahu.” These seven stations were constructed between 1901 and 1934. Serving various communities on the island of Oahu, six of the stations are located in Honolulu and the seventh is in Waialua. Each of the seven properties are two-story masonry structures with prominent towers. http://historichawaii.org/2014/02/19/fire-stations-of-oahu/

The museum will be open by special arrangement in support of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s 40th annual membership meeting. The event will include a short business meeting and elections, and include the museum tours and reception.

The event is open to current HHF members only. There is no charge, but reservations are required. RSVP by Email by May 9. To join or renew membership with HHF, see http://historichawaii.org/support/join-or-renew-your-membership/

[HHF Annual Meeting Notice]

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