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Call for Nominations for 2015 Preservation Awards

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2015 Preservation Honor Awards. Deadline for submittals is January 30.

The Honor Awards recognize exceptional preservation projects and programs from across the state. The Preservation Honor Awards are Hawai‘i’s highest recognition of preservation projects that perpetuate, rehabilitate, restore or interpret the state’s architectural, archaeological and/or cultural heritage. Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has presented the awards annually since 1975.

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Jan 18th – Historic Kaka‘ako: Photography Workshop and Tour

Sunday, January 18 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Kaka‘ako Agora, 441 Cooke Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Learn how to take exquisite architectural photos with a professional photographer while enjoying the sights and sounds of historic Kaka’ako. This […]

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 […]

Jan-Mar 2015: Annual Experts Series Showcases Historic Cemeteries

The 28th annual lecture series will include six expert lectures about preserving historic cemeteries.

The weekly lectures will be held on Thursdays, 12-1 p.m., beginning January 29. They are free and open to the public. The […]


Inaugural Forum Brings Preservation and Tourism Communities Together

More than 160 people gathered at the Hawaii Convention Center on October 31 to learn, share and network at the inaugural Hawaii Heritage & Hospitality Forum. The event brought together heritage stewards, members of Hawaii’s travel industry, and community stakeholders to explore ways in which heritage and cultural travel can provide both a high quality experience for visitors and contribute to preserving Hawaii’s unique sense of place.
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Updated 2014 Preservation Professionals Directory

As Hawaii’s statewide advocacy organization for historic preservation, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation often receives requests for referrals for a variety of professional preservation services.  To respond to this need, we have compiled a directory of preservation professionals who work in Hawai‘i through our Preservation Resource Center.  The Hawai‘i Preservation Professionals Directory is organized by categories and is available to the public via HHF’s website.  The directory is primarily a digital resource with only limited printed copies.
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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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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.