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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.
Tim Johns Named 26th Annual
KAMA‘ĀINA OF THE YEAR
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is very pleased to announce that Timothy E. Johns will be honored as the 2013 Kama‘āina of the Year™.
Mr. Johns will be honored as the 2013 Kama‘āina of the Year in recognition of his distinguished career in helping to preserve, perpetuate and celebrate the natural, cultural and historic resources of Hawai‘i. As past president and CEO of Bishop Museum, Tim provided leadership of the State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. As former Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, he was responsible for the conservation and stewardship of public lands, historic properties and cultural resources.
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.
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.