October Events on Kaua‘i & O‘ahu Foster Appreciation of Modern Architecture

Kaua‘i Modern Events to Share Mid-Century Modern Architecture within a Historical and Social Context This October, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is partnering with the Hawai‘i chapter of Docomomo US to produce a multi-faceted study of Modern architecture on Kaua‘i.  Architectural historian Don Hibbard and noted author Pat Griffin will provide insight on the architectural features, historical background and social context of Modernist buildings and places around Kaua‘i, beautifully photographed by David Franzen. Project takeaways will include a full-color booklet, guided walking tour in Līhu‘e, as well as school presentations and community gatherings in both Līhu‘e and Honolulu.  Funded in part by a grant from the Hawai‘i Council of the Humanities, the project aims to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Modern architecture statewide among the general public and all age groups from youth to kūpuna. The booklet will be available in mid-September with tours and public presentations to be held in early October. To encourage appreciation of these notable historic places, the booklet will be distributed to all local public libraries, private school libraries, government leaders and policy makers.  To purchase a copy, please contact Historic Hawai‘i Foundation in mid-September at 523-2900 or email Click here to download flier. Related events: Līhu‘e Modern Architecture Presentation & Talk Story Friday, October 6 5:00- 7:00 PM Līhu‘e Civic Center, Moikeha Conference Room 2A/2B 4444 Rice Street, Interactive discussion will look at Līhu‘e’s past and reflect on the historic events and social changes that influenced its built environment. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Click here to reserve your space.   Līhu‘e Walking Tour Saturday, October 7 Tour 3:00-5:00 pm Pau Hana 5:00-7:00 pm Meet in front of the Līhu‘e Civic Center, 4444 [...]

2017-09-21T12:34:42+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, Featured Homepage|

Join us in honoring Kelvin H. Taketa as the 2017 Kama‘aina of the Year

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is very pleased to honor Kelvin H. Taketa as the 2017 Kama‘āina of the Year™ at Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s annual fundraiser benefit on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Please join us in celebrating Kelvin’s visionary leadership and outstanding contributions to making Hawai‘i a better place.  Enjoy a delicious farm-to-table menu and live entertainment created exclusively for this event, as we pay homage to themes of community building and the preservation of family legacies and heritage. Opportunities to support and participate in the event are listed below. Click here for more information about the event. “We get to do great stuff,” says Taketa. “We get to aspire to make a big difference and we get to work with really good people. There is not a lot left to be desired after that. Each trust has a story, and it is our job not just to manage the money, but to keep those stories alive.” Kelvin and the staff of Hawaii Community Foundation celebrated the Foundation’s 100th anniversary in 2016 MAHALO TO OUR SPONSORS POU HANA (Lead Sponsor) HOAPILI (Friend) Elizabeth Rice-Grossman & Sharon Twigg-Smith KĀKO‘O (Patron) Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and Grace Pacific Cadinha & Co., LLC Carlsmith Ball LLP DAWSON Deloitte & Touche LLP and Joanna Oshiro The Freeman Foundation Hunt Development Group & ‘Ohana Military Communities Mason Architects Inc. Kāne‘ohe Ranch Management Ltd. Kyo-ya Management Company Ltd. WCIT Architecture Inc. and DTL, LLC KŌKUA (Benefactor) ABC Stores AECOM Hawai‘i Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Bank of [...]

2017-09-20T12:17:54+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Events, Featured Homepage Top, Kamaaina of the Year|