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Preservation Award Spotlight: Hilton Hawaiian Village’s History Wall Exhibit

Project Spotlight:  Hilton Hawaiian Village's History Wall was unveiled in 2016, in celebration of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort's 55th anniversary. The Exhibit is a wonder to behold. One can literally lose oneself in the past perusing the panels and taking in all the details. One things's for sure, after spending [...]

May 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Preservation Award Spotlight: Hilton Hawaiian Village’s History Wall Exhibit

Preservation Awards Spotlight: Naval Air Station Barbers Point

NAS Barber Point's Storied History By Kristen Pedersen  Naval Air Station Barbers Point Entrance Who was Barber? Barbers Point was named for Henry Barber, the captain of the Arthur, a 100-foot British vessel that ran aground at the point during a storm in 1796. According to various sources, [...]

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Preservation Awards Spotlight: Naval Air Station Barbers Point

Preservation Awards Spotlight: Reflections on Talk Story on the Land Hikes at the Nu’u Refuge

The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust’s Talk Story on the Land environmental education series, a free, public hike series on properties protected by the Hawaiian Island Land Trust, will receive a Preservation Commendation at the 2017 Preservation Honor Awards.   The program provides residents and visitors the opportunity to visit these lands [...]

May 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Preservation Awards Spotlight: Reflections on Talk Story on the Land Hikes at the Nu’u Refuge

Anniversary Spotlight: Manago Hotel – Home Away from Home for 100 Years

Congratulations to Manago Hotel on their centennial anniversary! Manago will be awarded an Anniversary Recognition at the 2017 Preservation Honor Awards Celebration on May 19. Hotel History Manago Hotel is located in Captain Cook Town on the slopes of Mauna Loa at an elevation of 1,350 ft. It overlooks the [...]

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Anniversary Spotlight: Manago Hotel – Home Away from Home for 100 Years

Preservation Month: Community Reflections on Places That Matter

For Preservation Month, we tapped into our diverse local community to find out more about the historic places they love and why they care about preserving them. We'll be adding new content at the top of the page weekly throughout May. The Kalahuipuaa Fish Ponds (shown above) are located at the Mauna Lani Resort on [...]

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Preservation Month: Community Reflections on Places That Matter

Final Harvest Ends Hawaii Sugar Industry

The musing below by Jill Engledow captures the wistful nostalgia of the plantation era and its end. Jill's recent book, "Sugarcane Days: Remembering Maui’s Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company", is the recipient of a 2017 Honor Award for Achievements in Interpretive Media.  Green cane still grows on fields left fallow by [...]

May 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Final Harvest Ends Hawaii Sugar Industry