Trends and Issues

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s Preservation Resource Center (PRC) provides people with the help they need to save the places they love. Here we explore various trends and issues in historic preservation.

Celebrating 50 Years of the National Historic Preservation Act

By Greg Werkheiser During 2016 the United States is commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the federal historic preservation program, created when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) into law. [...]

Saving Damaged Family Treasures after a Fire

Cherished family heirlooms that survive a fire are often covered with soot and ash, requiring prompt and gentle attention to avoid further damage. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a coalition of 42 national [...]

Transit Oriented Development and Historic Resources

As the City & County of Honolulu builds an elevated rail system from ‘Ewa to Ala Moana Center, the agencies charged with land use planning on O‘ahu are looking at development opportunities centered on [...]

Roles and Responsibilities of the Hawai‘i Historic Places Review Board

By Megan Borthwick, Preservation Program Manager The Hawai‘i Historic Places Review Board was established in 1976 within the Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 6E, which describes the State’s Historic Preservation Program. The Review Board consists [...]

Preservation is Everyone’s Kuleana: Protecting the Places You Love Through Advocacy

By Megan Borthwick, Preservation Program Manager Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with a mission to encourage the preservation of historically significant places in Hawaii. Advocacy for historic preservation is a main [...]

Climate Change and Cultural Resource Management

By Megan Borthwick, Preservation Program Manager Preservation of historic properties means planning for maintenance and protection of the resources into the future. Managers of cultural resources include any agency or individual responsible for the [...]