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Greening Measures for Hawaii’s Heritage Homes Workshop Series

WHY ATTEND: Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has developed this series to provide information, knowledge and tools to help historic homeowners reduce their homes’ carbon footprint while retaining the properties’ historic integrity. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Implementable measures shared will help save energy, money and conserve resources while contributing to the health and vibrancy of local neighborhoods and good stewardship of Hawaii’s natural assets. The series will encourage maintenance of historic properties through the lens of sustainability in order to provide affordable and accessible sustainability tools and techniques to incorporate into preservation maintenance plans. Areas covered include an overview of preservation & sustainability, water, energy, windows and landscape. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The series is appropriate for owners, tenants and managers of residential historic properties; architects, landscape architects, design professionals, contractors, and other preservation professionals who work on residential historic properties and are interested to learn more about sustainability initiatives. WORKSHOP DETAILS DATES:  Mondays, April 9, 23; May 7, 21; June 4 TIME: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. VENUE:  AIA Honolulu, 828 Fort Street Mall #100, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813 COST: $25 per session; $100 for the series (Attend one, several or all of the sessions.) REGISTER HERE Workshop Program Monday, April 9, 2018  Class 1: PRESERVATION & SUSTAINABILITY: What makes your historic home unique & sustainable measures to green it Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, Kiersten Faulkner, AICP, Executive Director US Green Building Council Hawai‘i, Melanie Islam, D. Arch, AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, Hawai‘i Market Advisory Leadership Board Chair Historic Homeowners, Pat & Edward Chung Become familiar with architectural elements and rehabilitation standards for the treatment of historic properties. Receive an overview of green measures to conserve resources [...]

2018-02-15T00:26:57+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Events, Events - Home sidebar, Featured Homepage Top|


Mason Architects, Inc. is a full-spectrum architectural design and research firm located in Honolulu. Our staff of 22 includes six architectural historians. Our goal is to preserve the architectural heritage of our region and create new buildings that respect the client, the environment and the cultural context. Download the Architectural Historian Job Opening for details To apply, submit cover letter and CV to info[at]masonarch.com with “Architectural Historian Applicant” in the subject line.

2018-02-08T00:35:39+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Jobs|


HHF is hiring a Development Assistant to support the administrative, operational and fundraising functions of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. Under the direction of the Executive Director or other supervisor assigned, the Development Assistant is responsible for assisting with fundraising planning, implementation and evaluation, including membership program and individual giving, fee for service and product lines, and donor-related events and publications.  The Development Assistant assists with merchandise sales and inventory, event registration, and client communications. The responsibilities of this position form the basis from which all programs, projects and financial transactions are based. Accuracy, good communication skills, timeliness, reliability and organization are the essential attributes of this position. The ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with regular deadlines is critical. Download Development Assistant Job Description for details To apply, contact: Nicole Politte Staffing Specialist email: npolitte[at]bishopco.net  (808) 839-2200 Bishop & Company, Inc. 841 Bishop Street, Suite 1614 Honolulu, HI 96813

2018-02-08T00:32:20+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Jobs|

Matson to be honored as the 2018 Kama‘āina of the Year

Historic Hawaii Foundation will recognize MATSON as the 2018 Kama‘āina of the Year™ Matson will be honored at an award presentation on Saturday, September 22, 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, in Waikiki. Matson is being recognized for its 136 years of providing service to the Hawaiian Islands, and its role in establishing some of the most beloved historic buildings in Honolulu, including the Moana Surfrider and Royal Hawaiian Hotel. “Ever since Captain William Matson sailed his three-masted schooner Emma Claudina from San Francisco to Hilo in 1882, the Matson fleet has been a part of Hawaii’s support system and connection to the rest of the world,” said Kiersten Faulkner, executive director of Historic Hawaii Foundation.  “The company has been part of events in Hawaii for over 130 years and contributed to many of the historic communities that make Hawaii unique. They have shaped the waterfront, helped establish the tourism industry, supplied the plantation economies of the previous two centuries, and continue to provide a lifeline of supplies for the islands.” Historic Hawaii Foundation’s Kama‘āina of the Year™ award was established in 1988 to honor individuals or organizations who have contributed to preserving Hawaii’s rich history and perpetuating the essence of Hawaii. The Kama‘āina of the Year program honors community members who have made unique and lasting contributions to preservation of Hawaii’s historic places and culture. The award will be presented at the 44th annual fundraising benefit to support the programs and services of Historic Hawaii Foundation. “Matson is proud of its Hawaii heritage and we are honored to receive this recognition from Historic Hawaii Foundation,” said Matt Cox, Chairman and CEO of Matson. EVENT INFORMATION [...]

2018-02-02T00:12:54+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Kamaaina of the Year|

State Capitol Awash with Meaning

State Capitol shares lessons in art, culture, history and aloha By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi, Honolulu Star Advertiser, January 14, 2018 Updated January 14, 2018 12:05am, photos by Craig T. Kojima (Reprinted with permission from editor.) “The open sea, the open sky, the open doorway, open arms and open hearts — these are the symbols of our Hawaiian heritage. In this great State Capitol there are no doors at the grand entrances which open toward the mountains and toward the sea. There is no roof or dome to separate its vast inner court from the heavens and from the same eternal stars which guided the first voyagers to the primeval beauty of these shores.” Gov. John A. Burns At the dedication of Hawaii’s state Capitol on March 15, 1969 After nearly a decade of planning, Hawaii’s territorial and state legislatures moved from Iolani Palace, where they had convened for some 70 years, to the state Capitol building. Gov. John A. Burns wanted the structure of the Capitol to represent Hawaii’s people, history, culture and aloha. IF YOU GO: HAWAII STATE CAPITOL TOUR > Address: 415 S. Beretania St. >> Tours: Guided tours for the general public are on Wednesdays from January through May and Mondays and Wednesdays from June through December, except for state and most federal holidays and opening day of the Legislature, which is Wednesday. Meet in the governor’s office, Room 415. Advance reservations are not required; however, unforeseen circumstances sometimes require cancellation of the tour, so call to ensure the tour will be running. >> Time: 1 p.m.; tours typically last 75 minutes >> Cost: Free >> Phone: 586-0034 >> Email: richard.rodrigues@hawaii.gov >> On the Net: Click here for more info. >> Notes: Self-guided tour information is available online and in [...]

2018-01-18T15:51:35+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Shipwrecks and More: Public Talk Shares Hawai’i’s Underwater Cultural Heritage

Underwater Cultural Heritage subject of Public Talk at Waikīkī Aquarium Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, in partnership with Waikīkī Aquarium, will share a first of its kind study about submerged cultural resources in the Hawaiian Islands. The talk will be presented by Dr. Hans K. Van Tilburg, Maritime Heritage Coordinator of NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, who recently completed, The Unseen Landscape: Inventory and Assessment of Submerged Cultural Resources in Hawai’i, highlighting shipwrecks and submerged aircraft sites in Hawai’i. Dr. Tilburg will share a lay overview of this exciting study and answer such questions as: What are the resources? How do they connect to our history? What threats do they face? What risks do they pose for ocean health? and How do we share their stories in a larger, place-based context? WHAT: Public presentation about underwater cultural resources in Hawai’i DATE:  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 TIME:  3:30 to 4:30 PM PLACE:  Waikīkī Aquarium classroom, 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 Free & open to the public. Registration required. Seating is limited!       It’s the first comprehensive assessment of Hawai‘i’s underwater cultural heritage and many agencies and partners contributed to this important 3-year project including Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory [HURL], the University of Hawaii Marine Option Program [UH MOP], BOEM’s Pacific OCS regional office, Honua Consulting Inc., NOAA’s Maritime Heritage Program, NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration, and the NOAA Diving Program.  

2018-02-02T00:21:17+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Events|

Community Forum Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage in the Hawaiian Islands

Identifying Underrepresented Stories & Related Cultural Sites is Goal of Forum A unique community forum to explore heritage sites, their under-told stories and perspectives on cultural identity and place will be held in Honolulu January 26-27, 2018. The two-day meeting will focus on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) heritage in the Hawaiian Islands. More Information FORUM WEBSITE Register Online REGISTER Download Flier DOWNLOAD (PDF) “Identity and Place: Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage in the Hawaiian Islands” is designed to gather perspectives and plans for identifying, preserving and sharing sites that are significant to the heritage of AANHPI communities in the Hawaiian Islands. Youth Video Project Films

2018-02-02T10:05:38+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Events - Past|

Hawaiian Battles subject of 2018 Experts Lecture Series

Announcing the 31st Annual Free Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring "Experts at the Cathedral" Winter 2018, February 1-March 8 The tradition continues! This year's theme: The Battle of Nu‘uanu: Contributions to the History of Hawai‘i The free weekly lunchtime lectures will be held on Thursdays from February 1– March 8, from 12-1 p.m. at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Von Holt Room, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu This year's schedule: February 1: Jerry Walker, Community expert, scholar and practitioner, “Key Elements of the Battle of Nu‘uanu” February 8: Gordon Umi Kai, Pā Ku‘i a Lua, “Na Mea Kaua: Weapons and Battle Formations” February 15: Monika Frazier, Aloha Kuamo'o '‘Āina, “Wahi Pana as Ike Waihona: When the land holds memory” February 22: Professor William Chapman and Noelle Kahanu, University of Hawai‘i Graduate Certificate Program Historic Preservation,  “Preserving America’s Battlefields: Memorials or Interpretive sites?” March 1: Sam ‘Ohu Gon III, Nā Papa Kanaka o Puʻukoholā, “Lelekaʻanae: Commemorating the Battle of Nuʻuanu with Community for 20 years” March 8: Kim Birnie, Daughters of Hawai‘i, “A History of Remembrance: Venorating the battle and healing the wounds of Nu‘uanu” The annual series is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Program, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa; the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace; and Historic Hawai‘i Foundation.                     Stop by on your lunch hour and feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Click here for a map of the venue location. PARKING: Metered parking is available near Iolani Palace. Parking is also available at the Alii Place Parking Garage located at 1099 Alakea Street near the Hotel Street intersection ($3 for 2 hours) and in the St. Andrew's public parking lot ($12 for [...]

2018-02-07T14:04:46+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Events, Events - Home sidebar, Featured Homepage|

Grantee Spotlight: Church of the Crossroads

Church of the Crossroads was the recipient of a Freeman Grant in 2014 catalyzing a three phase campus-wide roofing project which was recently completed. The Church: Church of the Crossroads was founded in 1923 by students of the Mid-Pacific Institute and of McKinley High School as Hawaii's first interracial  congregation. From inception, the church has emphasized community interaction, been multi-racial and attempted to eliminate distinctions between members and non-members.* It's listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places and is significant for its association with the twentieth century social history of Honolulu and as an example of the work of Claude Stiehl, master architect. Click here to learn more.  The Project:  The grant was used to re-roof the sloping roofs of three historic buildings and the covered walkway, or loggia, that links them together around the main courtyard of the Church of the Crossroads campus.  The existing cedar shingle roofing needed to be replaced, and the cost of replacing it with the same historically-appropriate material too high for the church to do by itself. The work was done by a well-qualified and conscientious contractor using the proper specifications, both for the materials and their installation, for long-life expectancy for the new roof. The Goal:  To protect the structural and historic integrity of an architecturally and socially significant set of buildings and do so in keeping with the visual appearance of the historic cedar shingle roof as viewed from the ground inside and outside the property.  The roof needed to be repairable, resistant to too much heat gain and strong enough to resist being swept away by wind. *Noted from National Register of Historic Places nomination form. The initial grant inspired the congregation [...]

2017-12-13T17:04:38+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

City & County of Honolulu Provides Update on Evaluation of Alternatives for Natatorium

WAIKĪKĪ WAR MEMORIAL NATATORIUM ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT TO BE READY SUMMER 2018 Four Alternatives Will Be Evaluated in EIS 12/11/2017: The City and County of Honolulu provided an update on the status of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that it is preparing to evaluate alternatives for the future of the Waikīkī War Memorial Natatorium. The purpose of the EIS is to recommend projects to renew the memorial and re-establish full public access to this area of Kapi‘olani Park. Following that draft EIS, public hearings are anticipated for fall 2018 with the publication of the final EIS scheduled in spring 2019. The Waikīkī War Memorial Natatorium opened in 1927 as a “living memorial” to those who served in World War I from Hawai‘i. The structure is significant for its long history as a swimming venue and its association with legendary watermen Duke Kahanamoku, Buster Crabbe and Jonny Weismuller. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for both its historic and architectural significance. It has been closed since 1979. “We’ve been making steady progress with the EIS and the process is working,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “Through this process, and the consultations it requires, we’ve developed four alternatives to address the long neglected memorial. An additional alternative has recently been added, which looks promising. We’re labeling it Alternative 2 and it consists of a flow through perimeter deck where the original, crumbling deck is now.” Historic Hawai‘i Foundation submitted written comments during the pre-EIS scoping period that said the original range of alternatives was too narrow and did not include an option for rehabilitation of the historic structure. The new alternative 2, called the “Perimeter Deck” option helps meet the need for a fuller range [...]

2018-02-02T00:19:49+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Featured Homepage|