Underwater Cultural Heritage subject of Public Talk at Waikīkī Aquarium Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with Waikīkī Aquarium, will share a first of its kind study about submerged cultural resources in the Hawaiian Islands. The talk will be presented by Dr. Hans K. Van Tilburg, Maritime Heritage Coordinator of NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, who recently completed, The Unseen Landscape: Inventory and Assessment of Submerged Cultural Resources in Hawai’i, highlighting shipwrecks and submerged aircraft sites in Hawai’i. Dr. Tilburg will share a lay overview of this exciting study and answer such questions as: What are the resources? How do they connect to our history? What threats do they face? What risks do they pose for ocean health? and How do we share their stories in a larger, place-based context? WHAT: Public presentation about underwater cultural resources in Hawai’i DATE: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 TIME: 3:30 to 4:30 PM PLACE: Waikīkī Aquarium classroom, 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 Free & open to the public. Registration required. Seating is limited! It’s the first comprehensive assessment of Hawai‘i’s underwater cultural heritage and many agencies and partners contributed to this important 3-year project including Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory [HURL], the University of Hawaii Marine Option Program [UH MOP], BOEM’s Pacific OCS regional office, Honua Consulting Inc., NOAA’s Maritime Heritage Program, NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration, and the NOAA Diving Program.
Community Forum Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage in the Hawaiian Islands
Identifying Underrepresented Stories & Related Cultural Sites is Goal of Forum A unique community forum to explore heritage sites, their under-told stories and perspectives on cultural identity and place will be held in Honolulu January 26-27, 2018. The two-day meeting will focus on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) heritage in the Hawaiian Islands. More Information FORUM WEBSITE Register Online REGISTER Download Flier DOWNLOAD (PDF) “Identity and Place: Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage in the Hawaiian Islands” is designed to gather perspectives and plans for identifying, preserving and sharing sites that are significant to the heritage of AANHPI communities in the Hawaiian Islands.
Announcing the 31st Annual Free Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring "Experts at the Cathedral" Winter 2018, February 1-March 8 The tradition continues! This year's theme is “Hawaiian Battles” The free weekly lunchtime lectures will be held on Thursdays from February 1– March 8, from 12-1 p.m. at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Von Holt Room, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu This year's schedule: February 1: Jerry Walker, Community expert, scholar and practitioner, “Key Elements of the Battle of Nu‘uanu” February 8: Gordon Umi Kai, Pā Ku‘i a Lua, “Na Mea Kaua: Weapons and Battle Formations” February 15: Monika Frazier, Aloha Kuamo'o '‘Āina, “Wahi Pana as Ike Waihona: When the land holds memory” February 22: Professor William Chapman and Noelle Kahanu, University of Hawai‘i Graduate Certificate Program Historic Preservation, “Preserving America’s Battlefields: Memorials or Interpretive sites?” March 1: Sam ‘Ohu Gon III, Nā Papa Kanaka o Puʻukoholā, “Lelekaʻanae: Commemorating the Battle of Nuʻuanu with Community for 20 years” March 8: Kim Birnie, Daughters of Hawai‘i, “A History of Remembrance: Commemorating the battle and healing the wounds of Nu‘uanu” The annual series is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Program, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa; the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace; and Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. Stop by on your lunch hour and feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Click here for a map of the venue location. PARKING: Metered parking is available near Iolani Palace. Parking is also available at the Alii Place Parking Garage located at 1099 Alakea Street near the Hotel Street intersection ($3 for 2 hours) and in the St. Andrew's public parking lot ($12 for 2 hours). Open to all. Reservations [...]
Nominations are due Friday, February 2, 2018. Are you or is an organization or individual you know working on a fabulous preservation project? If so, now is the time to spotlight their (or your) work and share it with the community. There are several categories of awards with past honorees ranging from a historic blog, interpretive signage, preservation plans, brick and mortar preservation of homes, military and commercial buildings to commendations for individuals’ contributions to advocacy and education efforts to save historic places.