Historic Preservation Month Calendar of Events

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 in Announcements, Main

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. 

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Month Long Events

Cultural Walking Tours – Sunday through Saturday

Historic Site Tour – Tuesday through Saturday

Koinobori Kaua`i 2016 – May 1st – 21st

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1

May Day Celebration

 

2

3

 

4

 

5

Boy’s Day Celebration

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits 101

 

6

Weekly Volunteer Day – Waihe`e Coastal Dunes

7

Shangri La Tour

`Ohana Treasures Workshop

Historic Train Rides

8

 

Historic Train Rides

9

 

10

 

11

 

12

Preservation Pau Hana

13

Weekly Volunteer Day – Waihe`e Coastal Dunes

14

Na Mele Aloha: Aloha Ali‘i

Community Work Day

Historic Train Rides

15

Historic Train Rides

16

 

17

 

18

 

19

Architectural Scavenger Hunt

20

Waimea Valley Moon Walk

Talk Story on the Land

Weekly Volunteer Day – Waihe`e Coastal Dunes

21

Waimea Valley Moon Walk

Historic Train Rides

22

Historic Train Rides

23

 

24

 

25

Hanohano O Kona Lecture Series

26

 

27

Preservation Honor Awards

Weekly Volunteer Day – Waihe`e Coastal Dunes

28

Community Work Day

Historic Train Rides

29

Historic Train Rides

30

 

31

 

       

Please note that these events are not sponsored by SHPD and the division is not responsible for their content. Organizations with events have provided the information to SHPD for inclusion on this calendar. This calendar is not comprehensive of all preservation related events taking place in the month of May and its intent is to encourage participation in preservation related activities.

 

Date

Event Description and Contact Information

Weekly,

Tuesday – Saturday

Historic Site Tour – Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

Tour Times: 11:00AM-3:00PM

Location: 553 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96813

Description: The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (HMH) includes three restored houses, two of which are the oldest houses in Hawai’i, and a research archives which provides a unique glimpse into 19th-century Hawai’i both onsite and online. The extensive education programs expand the site’s relevance and positive impact on the community, and the visitor experience is further enhanced by an orientation center and a gift shop. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1972 with re-accreditation earned in 2010.

Contact: Call 447-3910 or visit www.missionhouses.org

1

May Day Celebration – Waimea Valley

Location: Main Lawn at Waimea Valley

    59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712

Time: 7:30AM – 12PM

Description: Celebrate Lei Day at Waimea Valley with lots of activities for the community to enjoy. The day kicks off with a free lei making contest and entertainment letting you tap into your creativity and expression of aloha. Anyone can enter the annual lei making contest that is grouped into five categories: Native Hawaiian, Most Unique, Recycled, Fresh Flowers, Keiki (ages 4-12). Multiple entries per category and/or entering multiple categories is permitted. All entries can be entered the day of the event from 7:30AM-9:30AM. The morning continues with hula performances followed by the announcement of the Lei Day contest winners.

Contact: 808-638-7766 or www.waimeavalley.net

Registration: To enter lei competition all leis must be entered between 7:30am and no later than 9:30am. There is no fee to enter lei competition. Activities happening between 7:30am and 12pm are free and open to the general public.

Cultural Walking Tour – Waimea Valley

Location: Waimea Valley

    59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712

Open Hours: 9:00AM-5:00PM

Description: The Cultural Walking Tour at Waimea Valley focuses on the Kauhale (our traditional Hawaiian living site), including the restoration effort that in turn, has helped to preserve Hawaiian building techniques. Kauhale also helps to preserve the practices that each hale represents through the presence of staff, artisans, and the interpretive signage.

Contact: 808-638-7766 or www.waimeavalley.net

May Day Concert in honor of Gabby “Pops” and Emily Pahinui – Waimea Valley

Time: 1:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Main Lawn at Waimea Valley

    59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712

Description: Waimea Valley will celebrate May Day Lei Day afternoon with a special event, the May Day Concert in honor of Gabby “Pops” and Emily Pahinui. The concert will focus on Pahinui’s legacy during the Hawaiian Renaissance and its evolution throughout the years. The show begins at 1pm with an exciting lineup of performers for the day: Waimea Valley Ohana Band, ‘Bla’ Pahinui, The Cruz Brothers, The Makaha Sons, and Hapa. Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite.com search for Waimea Valley. Adults are $10.00 and children 4-12 years old are $5.00. All proceeds from the show will go to the Return Pu’ukua Fundraiser: a fundraiser to preserve and protect Pu’ukua, the last privately owned land in Waimea Valley.

Contact Information: 808-638-7766 or www.waimeavalley.net

Registration: Tickets must be purchased to attend event. Adults are $10.00 and children 4-12 years old are $5.00. You can buy tickets in advance on Eventbrite.com search Waimea Valley or day of the show at the door.

1-21

Koinobori Kaua’i 2016 – Kapaia Foundation

Location: Kapaia Valley, Kaua’i (next to the historic Kapaia Swinging Bridge)

Description: This year, 400 koi windsocks will fly throughout Kapaia Valley to remember and honor the immigrant laborers of the sugar plantation era of Hawaiian history. The colorful tradition of koinobori, to celebrate the joy of children, was brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants. The discovery of a 1932 photo of majestic carp windsocks flying in Kapaia inspired the impressive display.

Questions: call 639-3606

5

Boy’s Day Celebration – Kona Coffee Living History Farm

 Open Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm; Monday-Friday

Location: Between Mile markers 110 and 111,Mamalahoa Highway, Kona Side,

Hawaii Island

Description: Tango no Sekku or Boy’s Day is an honored holiday in Japan and Hawaii every May 5 when families raise the carp-shaped koinobori flags. These fish-shaped wind socks were made to resemble carp because of the legend that a carp that swims upstream becomes a dragon, a symbol of a strong and healthy boy. Visit the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, an outdoor museum in Captain Cook, and learn about this tradition and the Japanese coffee pioneer’s story during the 1920’s to 1940’s in Hawaii. On this day, the farm will display samurai dolls, samurai helmets and cloth carp wind socks will be hung up. Visitors can make their own origami samurai helmet and mini Koi Nobori (carp display). Additionally, visitors may walk through the coffee and macadamia nut orchards learning the methods used for farming back then, tour the historic farmhouse and visit with the farm animals. Along the way, costumed interpreters are available to “talk story” and answer questions.

For more information call 808-323-3222 or go to www.konahistorical.org.

 

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits 101: The Basic Webinar

Time: 7:00-9:30am

Location: anywhere you have access to the web

Description: The Novogradac Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits 101: The Basics webinar presents a basic overview of the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit (HTC)and the unique aspects of HTC deal structuring. You can view an excerpt from the webinar online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qee-_PkbQQ

Contact: http://www.novoco.com/emails/events/2016/webinar/03/4-22_htc101.htm

6, 13, 20 ,27

Weekly Volunteer Days – Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Times: 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Location: Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge

   Halewaiu Rd, Waihee, HI 96793 (Maui)

 Description:  Work with Land Steward, James Crowe to remove invasive and restore native habitat.

Contact: [email protected] to kokua!

7

Shangri La Tour – Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

Times: 9:00AM, 10:30AM, and 1:30AM

Location: Tour Starts and Ends at Honolulu Museum of Art

    900 S. Beretania, Honolulu HI 96814

Description: The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art offers Hawai‘i residents, students, and active duty military the opportunity to tour Shangri La free of charge on the first Saturday of every month.

Children over 8 may go on the tour.

Contact: Carolyn Dupont, Shangri La Tour Manager, or Katy Barber,   Shangri La Tour Assistant, at 808-532-3853

To reserve a spot, fill out a tour request form found online at the Honolulu Museum of Art: http://honolulumuseum.org/4915-shangrilakamaainatours

Preserving Your ‘Ohana Treasures Workshop – Kaua’i Historical Society

Time: 9:00AM-10:00AM

Location: Queen Liliʻuokalani Children’s Center 4530 Kali Rd, Lihue, HI 96766

Description: Professional archivists & a conservator advise on how to care for photos, documents, textiles, feather and woodwork in our tropical environment.

Contact Information: Helen Wong Smith [email protected]

Registration: www.Kauaihistoricalsociety.org

7, 14, 21, 28

Historic Train Rides – Hawaiian Railway Society

Time: 3:00PM

Location: 91-1001 Renton Rd. Ewa Beach, HI 96706

Description: Come ride with us along a historic stretch of track west of old Ewa and listen to stories about the history of railroading in Hawaii. Train rides are available year round.

Contact Information: www.hawaiianrailway.com

Registration: Rides are first come, first served. Please arrive 40 minutes prior to the rides to buy tickets.

8, 15, 22, 29

Historic Train Rides – Hawaiian Railway Society

Time: 1:00PM and 3:00PM

Location: 91-1001 Renton Rd. Ewa Beach, HI 96706

Description: Come ride with us along a historic stretch of track west of old Ewa and listen to stories about the history of railroading in Hawaii. Train rides are available year round.

Contact Information: www.hawaiianrailway.com

Registration: Rides are first come, first served. Please arrive 40 minutes prior to the rides to buy tickets.

12

Preservation Pau Hāna – Docomomo Hawai`i

Time: 6:00-7:30PM

Location: La Marianna Sailing Club

    50 Sand Island Access Rd. Honolulu, HI 96819

Description: Join Docomomo board and members for a preservation pau at the historic La Marianna Sailing Club. *No host event.

Contact and RSVP : [email protected]

14

Na Mele Aloha: Aloha Ali‘i – Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM

Location: 553 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96813

Description: A concert laden with stories and lore from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$100 for season of 4, $30 each in advance, or $35 at door. This performance will offer songs written about the love of the ali‘i and how the commoners expressed their love for their royalty and the deep affection shown in musical tributes. Mission Cafe will be serving a special menu for this performance

Contact and Reservations: Call 447-3910 or visit missionhouses.org

14, 28

Community Workday – Paepae O He`eia

Times: 8:30AM-12:30PM

Location: Heʻeia Fishpond

    46-077 ‘Ipuka Street Kane‘ohe, HI 96744

Description: Paepae o Heʻeia is the non-profit organization that has been caring for the 88-acre, 800-year old Heʻeia Fishpond since 2001.   An organizational mainstay are its Saturday Community Workdays. Each workday, 100 community volunteers join the organization’s efforts to maintain and restore the fishpond. Work projects typically include invasive mangrove removal and fishpond wall rehabilitation. Ages 12 and up welcome.  

Contact Information: Hiʻilei Kawelo [email protected]

Registration: e-mail [email protected]

19

Architectural Scavenger Hunt – Hawai`i Young Preservationists

Time: 530PM-7:30PM

Location: Mother Waldron Park, Kaka`ako

    Honolulu, HI

Description: Join us for an architectural scavenger hunt through in the Kaka‘ako neighborhood.

Contact: [email protected]

20

Talk Story on the Land: Waihe‘e Maui Moonlight Tour – Hawaiian Island Land Trust

Time: 6:30-9:30PM

Location: Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge

   Halewaiu Rd, Waihee, HI 96793 (Maui)

Description: $25 suggested donation.  Light pūpū and refreshments provided. Meet at the Waihe‘e Refuge. Led by Interim Executive Director, Scott Fisher. Experience the beautiful 277-acre refuge at night. RSVP as space is limited.

Contact and RSPV: RSVP to [email protected] or (808)244-5263

More Information: http://www.hilt.org/

20, 21

Waimea Valley Moon Walk – Waimea Valley

Time: 8:00PM-10:00PM

Location: Waimea Valley

    59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712

Description: The Moon Walk is a treasured community activity that brings everyone together around the full moon. The walk starts with an opening `oli (Hawaiian chant) followed by lunar tales of Hawaii by Waimea Valley’s Cultural department, and our botanical specialists will be available to discuss some of the rare plants on the   moon-lit pathway to the waterfall.   Guests may enter the Valley at 8:00 PM and must exit by 10pm

Contact Information 808-638-7766 or www.waimeavalley.net

The event is open to the public. General admission cost is $10.00 per person and children under 4 are free. Visitors are advised to bring a flashlight, insect repellent, and a light jacket. Registration not required. Early arrival is suggested.

25

Hanohano O’ Kona (Honoring Kona) Lecture Series – Kona Historical Society

Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM

Location: West Hawai`i Civic Center

    74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Description: On Wednesday, May 25, Kona Historical Society is honored to present for their Hanohano `O Kona Lecture Series a “pop-up exhibit,” historic slideshow and discussion of paniolo life in Kona, Hawaii. Don’t miss this event which will give a preview of Kona Historical Society’s first rotating exhibit to be shown in their upcoming gallery, the Kona Museum. This presentation is part of KHS’ community lecture series for 2016. Held the last Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:00p.m., this series features local and state speakers sharing knowledge of a wide variety of cultural and historical subjects. Presented by Kona Historical Society, in cooperation with the County of Hawai’i, this lecture series is a gift from the Society to the community that has supported it for so long. This lecture is supported by the State of Hawaii, Grant in Aid program and sponsored by M.E. “Meg” Greenwell.

Contact: Call 808-323-3222 or go to www.konahistorical.org.

Registration: Free of charge, it is open to all, residents and visitors alike.

27

Preservation Honor Awards – Historic Hawai’i Foundation

Time: 5:30PM-9:00PM

Location: Pōmaika‘i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery

    735 Iwilei Rd, Honolulu, HI 96817

The Historic Preservation Honor Awards are Hawaii’s highest recognition of projects, organizations, publications or individuals active in preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or interpretation of the State’s archaeological, architectural, and cultural sites. The Preservation Honor Awards are designed to recognize achievements in interpreting, preserving or restoring Hawaii’s built environment. Since 1975, the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has selected historic preservation honor award winners throughout the State of Hawai‘i.

Contact: Call 523-2900 or visit www.historichawaii.org

Reservations: Visit www.historichawaii.org