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Help Save Lihue Post Office- Find Out How!

Līhu‘e Post Office Under Threat of Closure - See Update Below on How You Can Help What is it? The first stand-alone post office on Kaua‘i built in 1939.  The original proposed design, a Depression-era mission-style fortress, was met by a storm of protest by Kaua‘i citizens led by postal [...]

January 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Help Save Lihue Post Office- Find Out How!

Update on the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

Photo credit: David Croxford UPDATE ON THE HEARING January 19, 2017:  The City Council's Housing and Zoning Committee heard Resolution 16-311 that would urge the City administration to include a historic rehabilitation alternative in the upcoming Environmental Impact Statement.  Twenty-six people submitted written testimonies in support of [...]

January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Update on the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

Spotlight on Historic Hilo Town

Our Historic Neighborhoods: Hilo's Christine & David Reed Historic Hilo town on Hawai‘i Island is rich in history and home to a vibrant and growing small business community. In the interview below, Christine and David Reed, longtime residents, share some memories and perspective on Hilo’s relevance today. Historic Hawai‘i Foundation: [...]

January 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Spotlight on Historic Hilo Town

History of Recreational Boating Topic of 2017 State Historic Preservation Calendar

.A number of boating recreational facilities, still in use today, are featured in the full-color 2017 calendar produced by the Department of Land and Natural Resources divisions of State Historic Preservation and Boating and Ocean Recreation, with the Hawai‘i Heritage Center. The calendar is designed by Viki Nasu Design Group [...]

December 20th, 2016|Comments Off on History of Recreational Boating Topic of 2017 State Historic Preservation Calendar

Spotlight on a Grantee: Mokuaikaua Church’s Public Awareness Room

Using Preservation Funds to Help Preserve Hawaii's Oldest Christian Church The Sam and Mary Cooke Preservation Fund for Hawai‘i supports diverse preservation projects with grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Grants are awarded three times a year and the next application deadline is February 1, 2017.   Click here for more [...]

December 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Spotlight on a Grantee: Mokuaikaua Church’s Public Awareness Room

Rededication of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center War Memorial

The True Story of an Accidental Preservation Advocate by Tanya Harrison I’m the last person I thought could ever make a difference. Shy and inexperienced at advocacy, I initially had difficulty convincing others that the Neal Blaisdell Center is indeed Honolulu’s war memorial auditorium. I was completely out of my [...]

November 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Rededication of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center War Memorial