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Wahi Pana Stewards – A new monthly giving program presents an easier, more effective way to preserve Hawaii’s historic places

Have you ever found yourself reminiscing about the past as you walk through Chinatown, down Front Street in Lahaina or past the Palace Theater in Hilo? How about that summer vacation when you took the […]

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 […]

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.