Past Events

2017 Experts Lecture Series to Explore House Museums

Announcing the 30th Annual Free Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring "Experts at the Cathedral" Winter 2017, January 26-March 2 The tradition continues! This year's theme is “House Museums and Their Role in Preservation and Education.” The [...]

November 9 – Hawai‘i’s Most Endangered Historic Places Pau Hana

Join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation for an open house and reception at Laulima House in Makiki to see a success story of a threatened place that has been saved and to learn about other Endangered [...]

August: Historic Preservation Standards Seminar

Join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and National Park Service for a free class on how to preserve and rehabilitate historic places to protect their authentic character and sustain them for future generations. [...]

June 23: Chinatown Upstairs – A History, Architecture & Food Tasting Event in Honolulu’s Historic Chinatown District

On a calm summer evening, 80 lucky guests and our staff and volunteer team explored the remarkable history, architecture and modern ingenuity of the local Chinatown scene from the second story. We [...]

Sustaining Chinatown: Historic Preservation Summer Series

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Chinatown Improvement District are pleased to announce the historic preservation summer series for 2016. The 3-part series provides information about methods, techniques and resources to preserve historic commercial buildings. The [...]

2016 Preservation Honor Awards to Celebrate Heritage Protection Achievements

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2016 Preservation Honor Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Pōmaika‘i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery [...]

May 11: Annual Meeting & Elections

The Board of Trustees invites current Historic Hawai‘i Foundation members to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., at Aloha Tower Marketplace/Hawai‘i Pacific University in Honolulu.

Historic Urban Parks Presentation & Talk Story: A Community Mo‘olelo Event in Kaka‘ako

Successful preservation efforts begin with community engagement. At our April event we learned about the history of our urban parks and the worldwide playground movement and Mother Waldron and her namesake park. Our presenters also [...]

Historic Churches in Downtown Honolulu Tour – February 13

Join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation on Saturday, February 13, 9-11:30 a.m. for a tour of four historic churches in downtown Honolulu. Docents will provide information about the history and architecture of [...]

Nā Wahi Pana o Kāne‘ohe Member Tour

Cultural Tour Rich in Mo‘olelo of the Kaneohe-he'eia Ahupua'a Delights HHF Members! On Saturday, October 24, twenty-two people took part in a specially arranged “HHF members only” cultural tour hosted by Mahealani Cypher and Rocky [...]

The 2016 Experts at the Cathedral Lecture Series, January 28 to March 10

Announcing the 29th Annual Free Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring "Experts at the Cathedral" Winter 2016, January 28-March 10 Watch the video replays below! January 28: Jim Erikson and Glenn Mason, “Stained Glass: Preservation and Protection” [...]

Two public events showcase Darren Bradley’s award-winning modernist photography

An audience of more than 80 enjoyed a visual and auditory treat at Kaka‘ako Agora on the evening of Thursday, December 3. Bradley is an award-winning architectural photographer who became interested in the use of [...]

The 2015 MOST ENDANGERED HISTORIC PLACES Pau Hana Event, November 13, 2015

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation annually names Hawai‘i’s Most Endangered Historic Places in cooperation with HONOLULU Magazine & the Hawai‘i State Historic Preservation Division. More than 70 gathered with Historic Hawaii Foundation & The Howard Hughes Corporation [...]

Pau Hana with a Purpose: Movie Night – “Visual Acoustics–The Modernism of Julius Shulman”

Architectural photographer Julius Shulman in turn mesmerized, amused and amazed in Eric Bricker's 2008 award-winning film, "Visual Acoustics". More than 50 gathered at Design Within Reach's mod studio to unwind, socialize & watch the film [...]

Historic Cemetery Preservation and Community Capacity Building: Free 2015 Workshop

June 1st – June 5th 2015 Throughout the Hawaiian Islands, historic cemeteries are falling into disrepair. Worn down by the passage of time, weather, vandals, and a persistent lack of funding and support, many of [...]

Sustaining Chinatown: Historic Preservation Summer Series 2015

Historic buildings are tangible links to Hawaii’s  culture and history. Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Chinatown Improvement District sponsored a 3-part series on how to maintain and protect historic structures in Summer 2015. [...]

Hawai‘i & National Registers of Historic Places Nomination Workshop

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation offered community workshops on nominating historic properties to the Hawai‘i and National Register of Historic Places in Summer 2015. The 3-hour workshops featured instructors from Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, preservation architectural firms and [...]

Historic Hale‘iwa: Walking Tour of an “Historic Village by the Sea”

Join us for a walking tour of historic Hale‘iwa Town and explore the rich history of this world renowned village. Did you know that Hawaiians thrived in Waialua District beginning in 1000 AD establishing communities [...]

November 20: 2014 Most Endangered Historic Places Pau Hana Event

The IBM Building, a mid-century icon designed by Vladimir Ossipoff, set a dramatic backdrop for the launch of Hawaii’s Most Endangered Historic Places of 2014 on November 20. About 60 people gathered to learn more [...]

September 6: Volunteer Appreciation Day at Kualoa Ranch

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation recognized the extraordinary support and assistance of its volunteers with a fun, family-friendly day at Kualoa Ranch. HHF staff, volunteers and their guests enjoyed Makahiki-style games and crafts and an HHF trivia [...]

Jan-Mar 2015: Annual Experts Series Showcases Historic Cemeteries

The 28th annual lecture series will include six expert lectures about preserving historic cemeteries. The weekly lectures will be held on Thursdays, 12-1 p.m., beginning January 29. They are free and open to the public. [...]

Jan 18th – Historic Kaka‘ako: Photography Workshop and Tour

Sunday, January 18 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Kaka‘ako Agora, 441 Cooke Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 Learn how to take exquisite architectural photos with a professional photographer while enjoying the sights and sounds of historic [...]

Hawai‘i Heritage + Hospitality Forum to Explore Heritage Travel Opportunities

HHH.HistoricHawaii.org Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority will present a one-day forum on issues and opportunities for heritage travel on October 31 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The keynote luncheon will feature [...]

Aug 28: Historic Downtown Pau Hana Tour

HHF’s Historic Open House Series continued with a Historic Downtown Pau Hana Tour on Thursday, August 28 2014. The event featured exclusive docent-led tours of three iconic historic buildings in downtown Honolulu (inside access included) [...]

July 24 – “The Restoration of Family Ties: Bringing Home the Families of Kalaupapa” Presentation

The public is invited to a free illustrated presentation by Valerie Monson of Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa on Thursday, July 24, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., at Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai‘i, Ward Center, 1050 Ala Moana [...]

June 12: “Hawai‘i Civic: Civic Architecture in the Territory of Hawai‘i, 1898-1940” Public Presentation & Book Release

Thursday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Architecture, Room 214 Please join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation for a public presentation and release of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s upcoming booklet, “Hawai‘i Civic: [...]

Open House: Historic Goodsill Residence, April 5

Photos courtesy of Victoria Sambunaris and Ian Clagstone Historic Hawai'i Foundation and Stephan Jost will host an Historic Home Open House at the Marshall & Ruth Goodsill Residence, a Vladimir Ossipoff modern Hawaiian-style Home in [...]

June 14: Preservation Basics Seminar Offered on Maui

ADDITIONAL PRESERVATION SEMINAR SESSION ADDED ON MAUI Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Division, will offer a community seminar on Historic Preservation Basics on Kaua‘i, Lāna‘i, Moloka‘i and Maui between March [...]

Public Open House: Historic Thomas Victor King House

April 13 Open House at Historic Thomas Victor King Residence in Nu‘uanu, Showcased in the Feature Film “The Descendants” [justified_image_grid ids="1682,1683,1684,1685,1686,1687,1688,1689,1690,1691,1692,1693,1694,1695,1696,1697,1698,1699,1700,1701,1702,1703,1704,1705,1706,1707,1708,1709,1710,1711,1712,1713,1714,1715,1716,1717,1718,1719,1720,1721,1722,1723,1724,1725,1726,1727,1728,1729,1730,1731,1732,1733,1734,1735,1736"]

OR&L Train Ride, Maui

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Shangri-La

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Pau Hana with a Purpose: Movie Night – “Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner”

Please join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and Design Within Reach for a special screening of “Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner.”  The free event will be held on Thursday, November 8 at the DWR Studio [...]

Punchbowl Memorial Battle Map Technique Explained

Please join Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and AIA Honolulu to welcome guest speaker Robert Armbruster as he explains the re-discovered technique for matching the unique mosaic concrete battle maps at the Honolulu Memorial at the National [...]

Memorials & Community Memory to be Topic of Public Lecture & Tour

HONOLULU: The role of memorials in preserving collective memory will be the topic of a special presentation on Tuesday, September 11. The event will be held at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center from 4:45 p.m. [...]

Pau Hana with a Purpose: Hawaii Modern

“Hawaii Modern” showcases a small but significant portion of the built environment from mid-20th century in Hawaii.  This 24-page, soft-cover booklet highlights homes, commercial buildings, resorts, public facilities, sacred sites, landscapes and other properties from [...]

Heritage Houses Workshop Series to be Offered Spring 2012

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has developed the Heritage Houses Workshop Series to assist homeowners gain practical and in-depth knowledge on how to repair, maintain, and preserve older homes. Highly-trained professionals will provide information on issues to [...]

Preservation Awareness Day at the State Capitol March 30, 2012

The State Legislature’s Heritage Caucus, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs presented the 10th Annual Historic Preservation Awareness Day on Friday, March 30.  The annual event highlights and celebrates the history of [...]

Hawaii Modernism: A Symposium on Identification, Evaluation and Preservation of Our Recent Past

Mahalo to the participants at Hawai‘i Modernism: a Symposium on Identification, Evaluation and Preservation of Our Recent Past, held on January 21, 2012. The Symposium included presentations, discussion and celebration of Hawai‘i’ significant architecture, planning [...]

Jan 30-Mar 6: Experts at the Palace 27th Annual Lecture Series

Winter 2014, January 30-March 6 Old Archives Building, ‘Iolani Place Grounds 12:00 to 1:00 PM Free & Open to the Public Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Program, Department of American Studies, University of Hawaii at [...]