Announcements

(HONOLULU) – On a warm July evening, visitors Lonnie Watson and Mark Louviere from the Ft. Worth, Texas metro area did what they normally do during their frequent visits to Hawaii. They wandered out to the coastline to watch the setting sun. On this particular day they spotted something that they say has humbled and blessed them. Watson explained, “For some reason there was a beam of light…just a beam…it landed right on one of them and for some reason I just turned my head. I said, look, it was just a stroke of luck.”

The calendar below holds just a sampling of the vast array of events held in May to highlight preservation efforts across Hawai`i.  If you are interested in one of the events below, simply click the link and you will be directed to more information.  Contact information for each event has also been posted.  PDF calendar ...
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SASH Survey Information for Website This spring, the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) is conducting architectural surveys on Kauai, Maui and Hawaii Islands. The impetus for the surveys is an appropriation from the Hawaii State Legislature via Act 89. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2015/bills/GM1189_.PDF Architectural historians from SHPD will be going out into neighborhoods with a group of students ...
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HONOLULU -- Hawaii’s towns and landscapes are changing rapidly. The era of the sugar plantations is coming to a close. The once numerous crack seed, shave ice, and mom and pop stores on small town streets are giving way to big box stores, along with one-lane bridges that were crossed with patience and a “shaka” to other drivers. These old-time buildings, structures and places distinguish our unique Hawai‘i identity, and can provide glimpses into our past that can continue to influence the future landscape of Hawai‘i.

HONOLULU – Three O‘ahu residences have been added to the Hawai‘i Register of Historic Places by the Hawai‘i Historic Places Review Board. Compromised of experts including historians, architects, sociologists, cultural specialists, and archaeologists, the Hawai‘i Historic Places Review Board currently has 9 members. The following residences were entered onto the register:

HONOLULU -- Fans of Department of Land and Natural Resources’ annual State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) photographic calendar will find a unique historic journey in the 2016 edition, which highlights the evolution of Hawaii’s agricultural field systems, from the first Polynesian voyagers, up to the modern revitalization of some systems by nonprofit groups. Proponents of this style of ‘malama ‘aina’ are now enriching lives through sustenance agriculture as well as education and cultural practices.

HONOLULU – Two well-known and popular community locations in Honokaa, Hawaii were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places:

State Historic Preservation Division has an email address for electronic review submission. Save time by completing and scanning your submission form, and emailing it with the required photos and documents. The review submission address is dlnr.intake.shpd@hawaii.gov. Review forms are located here http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/shpd/review-compliance/forms/ Please refer to the forms for submittal requirements. If you have questions or ...
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