It was an amazing evening! Click here for a short slide show of the event by HHF volunteer, photographer Kristian Gallagher. Exclusive Historic Home Open House at the Bayer Estate (aka Steve McGarrett's Hawaii Five-0 House) LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!! Dress for the season and join us for this unique evening event at the historic Bayer Estate, the site of Steve McGarrett’s home on the hit TV series, Hawai‘i Five-0. Enjoy a stunning sunset oceanside at this charming 1936 Craftsman-style home decorated for the holidays. The evening will include docent tours of the home and an informative presentation from Hawai‘i State Film commissioner and HHF board member, Donne Dawson, followed by a talk story with the homeowners. Pūpū and drinks will be served. Mystery wine and mystery boxes, great for holiday gift giving, will be available for purchase. DATE: Friday, December 8, 2017 TIME: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EVENT DESCRIPTION: Docent tours of the house, presentation by Hawaii State Film Commissioner, talk story with the homeowners, time to socialize with old and new friends. TICKETS: $50 Historic Hawaii Foundation Member; $65 General Not yet a member? Click here to join. Parking: Valet parking at the estate. Limited to 70 people. Download Flier (PDF) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Glenn Mason, FAIA, president of Mason Architects, Inc.; Joseph Higgin, PE, associate principal/Hawaii operations manager with Allana Buick & Bers; and Ramsey Brown, resource acquisition manager with Hawaii Energy presented a session on energy conservation measures for historic buildings at the 2017 Pacific Building Trade Expo on October 24. The session covered what makes a historic building unique, shared energy efficiency incentives and programs, and discussed how to appropriately incorporate these to reduce building maintenance and performance costs while maintaining the historic integrity of the property. Click here to access the presentation.
Scenic Hawai‘i invites guests to attend its general membership luncheon that will include a presentation on “Honolulu’s Parks and Playgrounds: A Brief History” by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation Executive Director Kiersten Faulkner. The public is invited to the luncheon on Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Hale Koa Hotel, Kalia Room in Waikīkī. Tickets are $30 and include lunch. Faulkner’s presentation will focus on the history and significance of the public playground movement of the 1930s, Honolulu’s historic parks and their relevance as community gathering places today. “Ever since King Kamehameha III designated Hawai‘i’s first public park in 1843, parks and playgrounds have played an important role in the social and urban fabrics of Honolulu,” said Faulkner. “Residents and visitors alike continue to gather and enjoy opportunities for recreation, socializing, community building and connecting to nature that comes with parks and open space. The historic urban parks reflect the landscape design, social organizations and cultural expectations of their times. These rich and inspiring places retain their significance and have much to offer us still today.” The event will be of interest to kama‘āina who would like to learn more about the historical treasures in their own backyards and who care about preserving open space in urban environments for community use. Visitors with a propensity toward history, landscape architecture, open space and preservation will also be interested to attend. PRESENTATION (PDF) DOWNLOAD FLIER (PDF)
Scars and remnants of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor are still visible on Ford Island. Over the past 75 years, the strafing marks, bomb craters and other reminders of the battle have been carefully documented and preserved, even as the naval station has experienced modifications and changes during World War II and the Cold War, through the current era. As part of the Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark, the Ford Island runway and hardstand areas serve as reminders of the impact of the battle that launched the United States into World War II. The events of that day marked the start of the defining era of the 20th century. Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has completed a historic context study and inventory about aspects of the December 7 battle and developed a plan for preserving and sharing the remaining physical elements that tell the story of the battlefield. The public is invited to learn about how the December 7 attack impacted Ford Island, and how historians are using the physical markings and scars to recreate the battle. A preservation and historic stewardship plan for the area has been drafted for public input before finalizing the submittal to the American Battlefields Protection Program. The presentation and community discussion will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Pearl Harbor Visitors’ Center. The free event is co-sponsored by Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the National Park Service, with support from Booz Allen and the US Navy. Event Info When: Tuesday, September 12, 4:00 pm Where: Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center Auditorium This event is FREE
Kaua‘i Modern Events to Share Mid-Century Modern Architecture within a Historical and Social Context This October, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is partnering with the Hawai‘i chapter of Docomomo US to produce a multi-faceted study of Modern architecture on Kaua‘i. Architectural historian Don Hibbard and noted author Pat Griffin will provide insight on the architectural features, historical background and social context of Modernist buildings and places around Kaua‘i, beautifully photographed by David Franzen. Project takeaways will include a full-color booklet, guided walking tour in Līhu‘e, as well as school presentations and community gatherings in both Līhu‘e and Honolulu. Funded in part by a grant from the Hawai‘i Council of the Humanities, the project aims to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Modern architecture statewide among the general public and all age groups from youth to kūpuna. The booklet will be available in mid-September with tours and public presentations to be held in early October. To encourage appreciation of these notable historic places, the booklet will be distributed to all local public libraries, private school libraries, government leaders and policy makers. To purchase a copy, please contact Historic Hawai‘i Foundation in mid-September at 523-2900 or email email@example.com. Click here to download flier. Related events: Līhu‘e Modern Architecture Presentation & Talk Story Friday, October 6 5:00- 7:00 PM Līhu‘e Civic Center, Moikeha Conference Room 2A/2B 4444 Rice Street, Interactive discussion will look at Līhu‘e’s past and reflect on the historic events and social changes that influenced its built environment. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Click here to reserve your space. Līhu‘e Walking Tour Saturday, October 7 Tour 3:00-5:00 pm Pau Hana 5:00-7:00 pm Meet in front of the Līhu‘e Civic Center, 4444 [...]
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: https://diamondheadunseentour.eventbrite.com 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 Mahalo to our transportation sponsor, AM Tours Hawaii! We are a family owned local transportation company always looking to develop partnerships with our community. We love to partner up with our local partners in order to be able to deliver the best transportation experience on the island. How can we move you? Visit their website at http://www.amthawaii.com/ Download Flier (PDF) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER [...]
The Board of Trustees invites current Historic Hawai‘i Foundation members to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., at Nā Kūpuna Makamae in the historic Kaka‘ako Pumping Station, 653 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96813. The annual meeting is the time for the members to gather to hear the report of activities and finances from the prior year, to elect members of the board of trustees and president. At this year’s annual gathering, we will also hold a Talk Story session about the priorities for programs and activities for the next five years.
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. Presentation Download Download the full slide deck here. See additional materials for download below. Download Download Reference Materials Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the National Park Service presented a seminar in August 2017 on “Tools for Saving Places.” Reference documents and additional resources from the seminar may be downloaded here. Download 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 [...]
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Chinatown Improvement District are pleased to announce the historic preservation summer series for 2017. The 3-part series provides information about methods, techniques and resources to preserve historic commercial buildings. The seminars provide practical, specific information on maintaining and rehabilitating historic structures, helping them to continue to provide benefits to the owners, the historic district and the greater community. The series also educates policy makers about problems and concerns building owners face and potential solutions. The 2017 series will be held on the second Wednesday of the months of May, June and July from 12 – 1 p.m. at Lyon Associates, 45 No. King Street, 5th Floor. The one-hour classes are free and open to the public. May 10 Session: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES LU. June 14 Session: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU. July 12 Session: Qualifies for 1 AIA/CES (HSW) LU. AIA Honolulu is the registered provider. The third session on Electrical Capacity & Upgrades is pending approval. Download Flier (PDF) Wednesday, MAY 10: Facades & Storefronts: Identifying & Protecting Your Building's Visual Presentation in a Cost Effective Way Presented by: Fung Associates, Inc. and Mason Architects, Inc. This session will provide an overview of historic building facades and fronts with visual examples while identifying what’s important on your building’s façade and why. The presenters will explain character defining features and note why it is important to maintain/restore them. The discussion will also include tips on how to protect/restore unique features in a cost effective way via identifying small, feasible projects and designing and implementing an action plan of step by step small preservation projects. Opportunities for funding support will also be broached. Wednesday, [...]
The 2017 Preservation Honor Awards were presented on May 19, 2017 at the historic YWCA Laniākea in downtown Honolulu. Over 250 guests joined Historic Hawai‘i Foundation in this celebratory gathering.