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President Designates Honouliuli Internment Site as a National Monument

2/19/15: President Barack Obama has designated the former Honouliuli Internment Camp site on Oahu as a national monument, ensuring its future preservation. Opened on March 1, 1943, Honouliuli was the longest operating and largest World War II internment and prisoner of war (POW) camp in Hawaii.  Built on 160 acres in west Oahu, the camp site was hidden from view in a deep gulch that the internees called jigoku dani, [...]

February 19th, 2015|Comments Off on President Designates Honouliuli Internment Site as a National Monument

UH-Hilo Establishes Heritage Management Program

By Peter Mills, Professor of Anthropology, UH-Hilo On August 7 (the morning Hurricane Iselle was heading ashore on the Big Island), the Academic Affairs Committee of the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents voted to approve a new Master of Arts (MA) program in “Heritage Management” at University of Hawai‘i Hilo, which will be administered through the department of anthropology. The program’s main strengths will be in archaeological heritage, traditional [...]

December 19th, 2014|Comments Off on UH-Hilo Establishes Heritage Management Program

Hawai‘i County Gains Status as Certified Local Government

By Anna Broverman, Architectural Historian, State Historic Preservation Division Hawai‘i County has joined Kaua‘i and Maui counties to become Hawaii’s third Certified Local Government (CLG), a designation under the National Historic Preservation Act. The CLG program is a partnership between local, state and federal governments to promote historic preservation at the local level. By joining the program, local jurisdictions make a commitment to preservation and become eligible to receive technical [...]

December 19th, 2014|Comments Off on Hawai‘i County Gains Status as Certified Local Government

MEMBERSHIP CORNER: Interview with Jan Atkins, Charles Black and Bob Fox

Happy 40th Anniversary to HHF! Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s official launch date as a nonprofit organization was June 12, 1974. At that time, a dynamic and diverse group of highly skilled and courageous individuals came together with a common vision to preserve the unique historic places that make Hawai‘i special and relay the story of Hawai‘i’s exceptional history. Three of the founders and current HHF members, Bob Fox, Jan Atkins and [...]

September 2nd, 2014|Comments Off on MEMBERSHIP CORNER: Interview with Jan Atkins, Charles Black and Bob Fox

Visioning Charrette Establishes Guiding Principles for Hono‘uli‘uli

On October 11, 2013 some 55 people gathered at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i to discuss the preservation and future interpretation of the Japanese American confinement camp and WWII prisoner of war camp that was operated in Honouliuli Gulch from 1943 to 1945. During the years of WWII, several hundred first and second generation Japanese Americans, as well as thousands of prisoners of war were incarcerated at Honouliuli detention [...]

January 24th, 2014|Comments Off on Visioning Charrette Establishes Guiding Principles for Hono‘uli‘uli

Why Historic Preservation

By Peter Apo, Trustee, Office of Hawaiian Affairs This month’s column is inspired by two recent experiences, one as master of ceremonies for the 39th Historic Preservation Awards staged by the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, and the other as master of ceremonies for a memorial service at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial.  You should know that I am an outspoken and undeterred advocate of preserving the Natatorium.  So I guess I [...]

December 28th, 2013|Comments Off on Why Historic Preservation