10th Annual Historic Preservation Awareness Day
Thursday, March 29, 2012
10th Annual Historic Preservation Awareness Day
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The State Legislature’s Heritage Caucus, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will present the 10th Annual Historic Preservation Awareness Day on Friday, March 30. The annual event highlights and celebrates the history of Hawai‘i and the state’s architectural, cultural and natural heritage.
1. African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii
2. Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
3. Army Cultural Resources Program
4. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
5. Bishop Museum Anthropology Department
6. Chinatown Improvement District
7. Cultural Surveys Hawaii
8. Damien and Marianne of Moloka‘i Heritage Center
9. Daughters of Hawai‘i
10. Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
11. Friends of ‘Iolani Palace
12. Friends of Queen Theater
13. Fung Associates, Inc.
14. Hale‘iwa Main Street
15. Hawai‘i Ecotourism Association
16. Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau
17. Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
18. Hawaiian Railway Society
19. Historic Hawai‘i Foundation
20. Historic Liliha Town
21. Honolulu Culture and Arts District
22. Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
23. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
24. Kailua Historical Society
25. Kāko‘o ‘Ōiwi
26. Kalaupapa National Historic Park
27. Kikiaola Construction Company / Structure Movers Hawaii
28. King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center
29. Ko‘olau Foundation
30. Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
31. Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts LP / Starwood Hotels and Resorts Waikīkī
32. Mālama Mānoa
33. Mānoa Heritage Center
34. Marine Corps Base Hawaii
35. Mason Architects, Inc.
36. Maui Historical Society
37. Minatoishi Architects, Inc.
38. Mō‘ili‘ili Community Center
39. Navy Region Hawaii / NAVFAC Hawai‘i
40. Office of Hawaiian Affairs
41. Pacific Islands Institute
42. Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
43. Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
44. SMS Research & Marketing Services / State Historic Preservation Plan Community Input
45. Society for Hawaiian Archaeology
46. State Historic Preservation Division, Department of Land and Natural Resources
47. State Parks Division, Department of Land and Natural Resources
48. UH Mānoa Historic Preservation Program
49. United Chinese Society of Hawaii
50. WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Hawai‘i Cultural Stewardship Award is sponsored by the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology and Nāki‘ikeaho. This award celebrates the grassroots efforts of an individual or group working in the Native Hawaiian community that practices responsible cultural stewardship of Hawai‘i’s cultural heritage. With this award, the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology and Nāki‘ikeaho acknowledge the profound importance of engaging with such individuals and groups, and honoring their legacies and achievements.
This annual award is presented to an individual, group or organization to recognize their contributions and special achievements in the preservation, protection and perpetuation of Hawai‘i’s cultural resources through responsible cultural resource management, stewardship, and/or education efforts. This award is designed to acknowledge the successful contributions made by persons or organizations to the sustainable welfare of Hawai‘i’s cultural resources and their commitment to long-term stewardship of these resources.
· Individual, group, or organization that works in the Native Hawaiian community and has made special achievements in the preservation, protection and perpetuation of Hawai‘i’s cultural resources through responsible cultural resource management, stewardship, and/or education efforts.
· The individual, group or organization must be from and/or work on the island where the SHA conference is being held unless otherwise stated. The 2012 SHA conference will be held in Keauhou, Hawaiʻi Island.
· Work in and with the Native Hawaiian community
· Commitment of substantial time and effort towards the proper long term stewardship of the cultural landscapes and resources of Hawai‘i
· Dedication to the education of others by demonstrating the benefits and importance of cultural resource stewardship
· Extensive leadership efforts in providing others incentive to become good stewards of cultural resources
· Effectiveness and creativity in raising public awareness of the issues and challenges that affect the proper stewardship of cultural resources
· Submit a letter of nomination describing the individual, group or organization that is being nominated and explain why they are deserving of this award
· Turn in any relevant supporting documents
· All materials must be in electronic format and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
· This year SHA and Nākiʻikeaho members will have a chance to send in any manaʻo regarding the nominees before the awardee is chosen by the Stewardship committee.
Deadline for Nominations: June 30, 2012
Contact: Kelley L. Uyeoka, email@example.com
2010 Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana – Kauaʻi
2011 Aunty Dana Naeole Hall – Maui
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Oceania Marine Educators Conference and the Pacific Island Chapter of the National Association for Interpretation are providing an opportunity to learn about how to use storytelling in natural and cultural history education and interpretation.
Where: The Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology at Moku o Lo‘e (Coconut Island)
46-007 Lilipuna Rd., Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744
(parking instructions will be sent with registration confirmation)
When: Saturday, March 31st
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $20/person (includes lunch)
Registration limit: 40 participants
Why: Hone your interpretive skills and hear some very entertaining speakers while learning the technical side of story telling, outdoor interpretation and how to integrate science, culture and nature on a rarely visited isle.
For: Docents, Volunteers, Interpreters, Teachers, Informal Educators, Story Tellers
For more information contact: Mark Heckman or Sal Pagliaro
Schedule, Saturday, March 31th, 2012
8:30 am Shuttle boats start, Sign in
9:00 am Opening speakers: Gail Richard – Pacific Island Chapter of the National Association of Interpretation and Mark Heckman - Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology
9:15 am Mo‘olelo of He‘eia and other Ahupua‘a Around Kāne‘ohe Bay: Mahealani Cypher - Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Applying the Basics - Tell Well: Jeff Gere, Master Story Teller
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 am Linking Science, the Sea and Hawaiian Stories for Teachers: Terry Reveira, University of Hawai‘i - Hilo
12:45 pm Stories of History, Science and More – The Island Tour: Mark Heckman and staff
2:45 pm Shorts and Open session (share a story or strategy)
3:15 pm Wrap Up
3:30 pm Walk to boats/ Transport
“Welcome from the Pacific Island Chapter of the National Association of Interpretation,” Gail Richard, Certified Interpretative Trainer, Pacific Island Chapter of the National Association of Interpretation, Multicultural /multilingual Communication.
“A Few Words on the Power of Words,” Mark Heckman, Outreach Education Specialist, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology/ UH-Manoa.
Session 1: Mo‘olelo of He‘eia and other Ahupua‘a Around Kāne‘ohe Bay
Mahealani Cypher sets the foundation for us, sharing traditional knowledge of Moku o Lo‘e, He‘eia and Kāne‘ohe. Ms. Cypher is president of the O‘ahu Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, immediate past president of the Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, vice president of Kāko‘o‘Oiwi, secretary and board member of the Ko‘olau Foundation, a member of the board of directors of Hawai‘i Maoli, and vice chair of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. She has spent most of her life researching ancient Hawaiian historic sites and learning the mo‘olelo of these sites from kupuna, historians, archaeologists and other community members.
Session 2: Applying the Basics: Tell Well
Jeff Gere lays out the basics on storytelling, activating the imagination, emotion, structure & delivery. Short tales illustrate points, with examples of work done with Mission Museum, Honolulu Academy Art, and writing with 90 year old Japanese local on Picture Bride biographies. This short session will entertain, provoke, and contribute to your own work. Jeff is the Drama Specialist for Honolulu's Parks Department, produces/hosts the Talk Story Festival, Hawaii's largest and oldest storytelling celebration (23 years now), and comes to us right after a storytelling trip to New York, Washington DC & Florida. He's produced 10 CDs,2 DVDs, and will be a featured storyteller in the upcoming Honolulu theater for Youth season (local supernatural tales in October). www.jeffgere.com
Lunch: Make your own sandwiches at the Coconut Island Beach House
Session 3: Linking Science, the Sea and Hawaiian Stories for Teachers
This session will review of some of the current curriculum our group is working on at UH-Hilo linking science (geology) and the marine environment to cultural Hawaiian stories. Terry is an Education Specialist at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo in the Social Sciences Division, coordinating teacher education programs including a Master of Education degree. She previously worked for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park as well as being as the Chief of Interpretation at Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park.
Session 4: Island Tour
Moku o Lo‘e is the home to the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology. The island has a long and varied history - luau site for Queen Emma, fantasy playground for a 1930's millionaire, zoo with an elephant and chimpanzees dressed in tuxedos, strafed during Pearl Harbor, POW camp, hotel, film site, and today – cutting edge research station pushing forth the known boundaries of the marine universe. We will cover some important basics of teaching and interpretation in the out of doors using the island history and current research. Mark Heckman is the Informal Education Specialist at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology. Past Education Director at the Waikiki Aquarium, Mark has 30 years of background in outdoor education, science interpretation and training. Check out our blog, Science Island (coconutislandnews.blogspot.com)
Session 4: Shorts and Open Session
The collective knowledge of the many - have a great 3 minute story? Let us know. We will use this final time to share stories and strategies.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Pearl Harbor’s WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument Galleries
View galleries 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Critique Session 6:00 to 7:00 pm
in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater
In December 2010, the National Park Service opened its new exhibition at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Included in the displays on the 1941 Japanese attack are the voices of Hawai'i residents. This critique will examine the exhibit from different perspectives—three museum professionals will offer evaluations while National Park Service staff respond & describe the challenges they faced.
- Tom Klobe, Founding Director, University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery
- Barbara Moir, Education and Operations Curator, Lyman Museum
- Paul DePrey, Superintendent, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
- Eileen Martinez, Chief of Education & Interpretation, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
- Moderator: Karen Kosasa, Director, Museums Studies Graduate Certificate Program, UH Manoa
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Bishop Museum Department of Anthropology Summer Internship Program
The Anthropology Department’s Summer Internship Program is offering internships over the summer academic session (May 21-August 7, 2012) for undergraduate and graduate students wanting to prepare for careers in archaeology, anthropology, museums, or other related fields. At least two days per week of project work is requested. Interns will work on projects relating to the collections held by the department, which are focused on Hawaiian and Polynesian archaeology. Projects will include inventorying and scanning archaeological maps and documents, inventorying and digitizing artifacts, rehousing artifacts, and sorting midden samples. Other work may be included, as well, based on the current needs of curatorial staff within the Anthropology Department. Each intern will receive hands-on training and instruction relating to the projects on which they are working. The internships are unpaid, but it may be possible to receive academic credit, subject to the requirements of individual university degree programs.
The number of applicants selected for each internship program varies according to staff needs and availability. Those interested in applying should fill out a Summer Internship Application Form. Please attach a resume and include the name of an academic advisor or professor who can be contacted to provide a reference. A brief summary (one page or less) of your major areas of academic and professional interest, as well as an explanation of how you hope to benefit from the internship should also be included.
Please email the application and attachments to:
Summer Moore, Archaeology Collections Manager
Application deadline is April 15, 2012.
ANTHROPOLOGY SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
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Telephone: _______________ E-Mail: _________________
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Friday, March 9, 2012
Society thanks helpers who restored Hōkūle‘a
The canoe has been fully rebuilt ahead of an ambitious trip
Mar 04, 2012
The Polynesian Voyaging Society marked the completion of an extensive restoration of the Hokule‘a Saturday with an appreciation celebration for volunteers who had a hand in making sure the historic voyaging canoe continues to make history.
The event was held at the Marine Education and Training Center on Sand Island and attended by society officials and more than three dozen volunteers.
"We had hundreds of volunteers helping out over the last 18 months," said society Vice Chairman Bruce Blankenfeld. "With good care, common sense and just standard maintenance, (Hokule‘a) should be good for another 40 years."
The canoe will return to the water on Thursday to begin a process of water trials and fine-tuning. A crew will take the vessel around the state next month for education and training in preparation for what promises to be its most ambitious voyage yet — a journey around the world tentatively scheduled to begin in March 2013.
The double-hulled canoe was brought to dry dock in September 2010 for complete restoration and rebuilding after a challenging journey across the Pacific.
Executive Director Nainoa Thompson said the vessel was completely disassembled and meticulously restored piece by piece.
"The standard became ‘no rot, no damage,'" Thompson said. "We wanted to make it faster and more powerful. Eventually, these guidelines became mandates. The question was: Do you have the community capacity to make it ‘no rot, no damage?' It was a scary journey because we tore her apart and we had to put her back together again."
Thompson estimated that at least 24,000 volunteer hours were devoted to the project.
"The experience was magical in many ways," Blankenfeld said. "Most of the volunteers came to us with no ship-building skills, no woodworking or fiberglass-working skills. What they brought daily was a willingness to help, a commitment to showing up and doing whatever was needed. They brought a spirit that was so generous and so full of aloha."
Jen Umilama Nadeau, 53, started volunteering with Hokule‘a shortly after she arrived from California to study Hawaiian astronomy and navigation. Nadeau, a retired fire investigator with family ties to Hawaii, said she spent her volunteer hours sanding, applying epoxy, rigging and lashing.
"I just did whatever needed to be done," she said. "I went every Thursday and whenever I could get away but after a while I felt like I didn't want to do anything but this."
Westly Alapai, 42, of Kona started volunteering with the project as part of his rehabilitation program at Habilitat.
For Alapai, who grew up with a deep affection for the ocean, working on the iconic vessel was a way to reconnect with a cultural identity from which he had become estranged.
"I spent a lot of years off track," he said. "I got into doing the things of the world — drugs and alcohol — and I lost the foundation that I had from my family.
"Working on Hokule‘a was a big opportunity for me to regain my culture and to be happy with who I am," he said. "I'm happy to be Hawaiian. The ocean used to be my life. Mauka to makai — that's how we used to live. Now I'm getting all of that back and I want to take what I've learned and share it with my kids and my community."
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
Although the order known as Freemasons is popularly thought of as a secret society, it's really more of an upright citizens brigade with private rituals than a society with secrets. But what was hidden in the forgotten safe in Honolulu's Freemasons lodge building was more like a scene right out of "National Treasure."
"It was a gun safe, hidden under the stairs," said local Mason Mark Lovell, describing what turned up as the Makiki lodge building was being renovated last year. Amid the debris and plaster dust, workers opened the safe and found various Masonic documents and artifacts stored away.
"Except that they were written and signed by people like King David Kalakaua and John Dominis," marveled Lovell. "A treasure trove!"
Where: 364 S. King St.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Sunday
Tours: Reservations required for docent-guided tours, $20 ($15 kamaaina/military); self-guided audio tours, $13; basement galleries only, $7; free kamaaina admission on first Sunday monthly
Info: www.iolanipalace.org or 522-0822
Note: Children 4 and under not allowed on tours
Kalakaua ruled from 1887 until his death in 1891, when his sister, Liliuokalani, was proclaimed queen. Dominis was her husband.
Kalakaua's obsession with Masonic ritual will be on display at Iolani Palace beginning this week, part of "Royal Pageantry," a larger exhibition showing off the merry monarch's love of pomp.
"We're now able to use the gallery in the palace basement for exhibits," said palace curator Heather Diamond. "It used to hold the crown jewels, but those are now upstairs."
The palace basement used to hold a confusing warren of legislative offices. Creating exhibition space in the area has been in the works for some years.
"It expands the way we can tell our stories," said Diamond.
"It's occurring in two parts, first a renovation and then exhibit cases are being built with special lighting. Some of the work was done as far back as 2003, partially through state funding."
Freemasonry dates back to the 1600s, and it spread quickly from Europe throughout the world. The cornerstones are good citizenship and charitable works with a sense of historical continuity.
Although the fraternity's primary symbols are the carpenter's level and architect's compass, the "buildings" it creates are philosophic constructions. The symbols are used to instruct ethical lessons.
Kalakaua saw parallels between Freemasonry and ancient alii practices; not only was he an enthusiastic Mason, he tried to create corollary Hawaiian organizations such as Hale Naua.
In 1879, with full Masonic rites, the cornerstone of Iolani Palace was laid, and Kalakaua's temple, Lodge le Progres De l'Oceanie, still meets today on the palace grounds.
"I think they used to meet in the attic," said Diamond.
There was a practical reason for Kalakaua's lodge activities. The monarchs of Europe were also enthusiastic Masons, and through the organization, Kalakaua cemented fraternal ties with other royalty.
"When the Honolulu Masons contacted us and asked if they could loan us the Kalakaua Masonic items, it helped created the exhibit," Diamond said. "We don't normally get the chance to tell this part of the story."
"Kings and potentates, they're all Masons," said Lovell. "And here we'd found these items hidden away, just gathering dust."
There were no guns in the gun safe, by the way. Lovell, who's in charge of indexing and filing for the organization, thinks it was used as "a hasty attempt to preserve these items at least a half-century ago. It wasn't climate-controlled and there's some degradation.
"We're finding out that Freemasons were integral to the history of modern Hawaii," Lovell said. "Many of the best-known leaders during the royal era were Masons."
That doesn't mean they were on the same page. During the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, Lovell pointed out, there were Masonic lodges fighting on both sides.
"Royal Pageantry" is being installed at the palace and will be completed in mid-March, although visitors can see what's already in place. It is part of general admission to the historic site.