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Sustaining Chinatown: Historic Preservation Summer Series 2015

Historic buildings are tangible links to Hawaii’s  culture and history. Join us for a 3-part series to learn how to maintain and protect historic structures.
The one-hour presentations will be held on the last Tuesday of […]

Hawai‘i & National Registers of Historic Places Nomination Workshop

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation will offer community workshops on nominating sites to the Hawai‘i and National Register of Historic Places on Kaua‘i, Maui, Hawai‘i Island and Lana‘i between April and July of 2015 and on Oahu […]

Neil Hannahs named 2015 KAMA‘ĀINA OF THE YEAR

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is pleased to announce that Neil J. Hannahs will be honored as the 2015 Kama‘āina of the Year™.

Hannahs directs the Land Assets Division of Kamehameha Schools, which is responsible for 358,000 acres […]

Call for Most Endangered Historic Sites Submittals 2015

Call for Most Endangered Historic Sites Submittals 2015
Do you know of a historic site that is threatened? Is there an opportunity to preserve it before it is irretrievably lost? Are you or others working to […]

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.