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New Hawaii Modern Booklet Now Available
“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 this dynamic period. Historic Hawaii Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of those who contributed to Hawai‘i Modern, especially Don Hibbard, author & photographer, and Viki Nasu, graphic designer. Funding was provided by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities to promote the richness and value of the humanities—including an understanding of the architectural history and preservation of Hawaii’s past—for the Hawaiian Islands.
Historic Downtown Honolulu Map Available for Self-Guided Tours
Historic Hawaii Foundation has developed a color keepsake map documenting twenty-five historic sites along a five-kilometer route in historic Downtown Honolulu. The self-guided walking tour includes such historic sites as ‘Iolani Palace, Mission Houses, St. Andrews Cathedral and the Hawaii State Art Museum.
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation 39th Annual Meeting, Elections on May 9
The Board of Trustees invites current HHF members to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 9, 5:30 p.m., at 1802 Ke‘eaumoku Street (the historic Cameron/AAUW Honolulu Branch House, aka Laulima House) in Honolulu.
The annual meeting is the time for the members to gather to hear the report of activities and finances from the prior year, and to elect members of the board of trustees and president. The meeting is free for members, but reservations are required.
State of Hawaii Nears Completion of Corrective Action for Preservation Program
The State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) issued a final completion report February 1 on its efforts to comply with the Corrective Action under which it has been operating since 2010.
The report outlines the actions that SHPD undertook to address deficiencies found in the State’s historic preservation program that caused it to be placed on “high alert status” in March 2010. The Division submitted an interim report to the National Park Service (NPS) in October 2012, and then submitted a final report in February 2013.
Historic Hawaii Names Endangered Historic Landmarks for 2012
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has named six additions to the annual list of the most endangered historic sites in Hawai‘i. The list includes a variety of sites that represent the diversity of Hawai‘i’s built heritage.
State Preservation Plan Complete
The Hawai‘i Historic Preservation Division announced that the statewide five-year preservation plan is complete. The development and implementation of a comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan is one of the responsibilities of each State Historic Preservation Office, as outlined in the National Historic Preservation Act. Hawaii’s new plan covers the period October 2012 – October 2017.
39th Annual Preservation Honor Awards Ceremony Will Celebrate Achievements in Preservation
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation will honor exemplary achievement in the field of historic preservation at the 39th Annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony on May 31, 2013.
Tickets to the awards ceremony may be purchased for $45 each (HHF members) or $60 (Non- members). After March 15, tickets may be purchased at www.2013hhfhonorawards.eventbrite.com Purchase deadline for tickets is May 22, 2013.