Diamond Head Unseen: History & Culture Walking Tour of “Secret” Sites at Sunset

An exclusive opportunity to learn more about the military, Native Hawaiian and geological sites in Diamond Head Crater Join us for an one-of-a-kind, guided tour of the Eastern rim of Diamond Head Crater. Denby Fawcett, author of the book, “Secrets of Diamond Head,” and experts from the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, will share historical and cultural mo‘olelo of sites along the Eastern rim of the crater and nearby area. Optional Book Purchase: Denby Fawcett's award-winning book, "Secrets of Diamond Head" may be purchased on Eventbrite when you buy a tour ticket.  A portion of book sale proceeds will support programs ofistoric Hawaii Foundation. Denby will be available at the reception after the tour to sign copies, talk story and take selfies in the crater.    Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017 Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (arrive by 4:45 p.m.) Place: Diamond Head State Monument Diamond Head Road, Honolulu Cost:  $45 Historic Hawai‘i Foundation Member, $65 General Not yet a member? Click here to join. Parking:  Visitor parking inside Diamond Head Crater. Tickets: Come prepared to walk up to 1.5 miles over uneven ground with some steep areas and stairs.  Limited to 70 people. Co-sponsored by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, Diamond Head State Monument  Download Flier (PDF) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

2017-07-18T14:50:50+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: Events, Events - Home sidebar, 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. “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 TABLE SPONSORSHIPS POU HANA (Lead Sponsor) $25,000 Includes complementary valet parking passes for up to 10 guests Wine/beer during cocktail hour A three-course dinner for 10 guests 20 complementary drawing tickets Recognition as a Pou Hana sponsor includes a full-color one page ad* in the event program The sponsor’s logo/name** displayed at the event Recognition in the event program & on HHF’s website and publications POU HALE (Founder’s Table) $15,000 Includes complementary valet parking passes for up to 10 guests Wine/beer during cocktail hour A three-course dinner for 10 guests 10 complementary drawing tickets Recognition as a Pou Hale sponsor includes a full-color half-page ad in the [...]

2017-07-14T12:55:31+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Events, Featured Homepage, Kamaaina of the Year|

Tools for Saving Places: Historic Preservation Seminars this August on Kauai, Maui, Hawaii Island & Oahu

  Join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and National Park Service for a free seminar that will provide training on the tools and techniques available for community members to save historic places. The full day seminars will help the public identify opportunities and rights to participate in historic preservation regulatory processes and share other means and tools for effective advocacy to save and preserve historic properties and cultural sites. ATTENDEES WILL LEARN: Definitions and purpose of historic preservation. Definitions and criteria used to identify historic properties. Which major Federal, State and Local laws and ordinances address historic preservation. Opportunities, rights and responsibilities for public participation in the preservation processes. Additional methods, activities and practices to achieve preservation outcomes. Presenters: Kiersten Faulkner, Executive Director, Historic Hawaii Foundation; guest presenters, Elaine  Jackson-Retondo, National Park Service and Stanton Enomoto, Department of the Interior. Dr. Elaine Jackson-Retondo, Pacific West History Program Manager in the National Park Service Pacific West Regional Office, earned her Doctorate in Architectural History and Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She has worked in the National Park Service since 2002. Jackson-Retondo’s current and past work has included the National Park Service’s American Latino Heritage Initiative, Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative, Japanese American confinement during World War II, Cesar Chavez and the Farm-worker Movement, the National Park Service’s Mission 66 Program, and 19th century carceral institutional landscapes. Stanton Enomoto, Department of the Interior Senior Program Director for Native Hawaiians, received his bachelor’s degree in Geology and Environmental Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was raised on [...]

2017-07-14T12:53:21+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Events, Featured Homepage Top|