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HONOLULU – The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the formal opening of the Hawai‘i State Capitol. Dedicated on March 15, 1969, the 10th anniversary of the passing of the Hawai‘i Statehood Bill by Congress, the building stands unique among the other 49 state capitol buildings, proclaiming Hawai‘i to be part of the United States, but not part of America.

HONOLULU -- A project to revitalize one of only six remaining fishponds on O‘ahu took a significant step forward in the fall with the demolition and removal of two abandoned/condemned residential structures that shared the beach front property along busy Kalaniana‘ole Highway in Niu Valley in east Honolulu. Work at the site of the historic Kalauha‘iha‘i Hawaiian fishpond (also known as Lucas pond) was completed two months earlier than planned. Work to clear the property and restore a more natural state was completed in September.

HONOLULU --   With their vast expanses of grasslands reaching to the horizon across hundreds of acres, fences, and paniolo tending to flocks of grazing animals, the ranches of Hawaii have played an impactful role in the evolving history of Hawaii’s economy, industry, transportation, environment, culture and fashion.   

WAILUKU, MAUI -- A groundbreaking ceremony yesterday at the Maui Annex state building at 130 Mahalani Street is preparing the way for demolition of the 57-year old building, and construction starting in early 2017, of a new 7,000 square-foot building on the one-acre state parcel that has housed four divisions of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

NAPC CAMP Training

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 in Announcements, Main, slider

  2016 CAMP Training Join the National Alliance of Preservation Commission (NAPC) and the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD)  for a free training on how your local historic preservation commissions and the Certified Local Government (CLG) program can help you preservation your historic resources.  Attendees will learn: Legal framework for historic preservation Responsibilities of a CLG Standards ...
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(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.”

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.

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 [email protected] Review forms are located here https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/shpd/review-compliance/forms/ Please refer to the forms for submittal requirements. If you have questions or ...
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SHPD Survey of Ewa Villages

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 in Announcements, slider

“Sugar Plantations played a crucial role in the emergence of modern Hawaii. It altered the landscape, linked the islands to the national and international market economy and was the ruling force behind Hawai’i’s economy for nearly a century. By bringing in workers from many other countries, it gave Hawai’i its multi-ethnic physiognomy. Ewa Plantation, maintaining ...
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