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Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Always Remember - You Are Hawaiian" an Illustrated Talk by Fran Dieudonne

The North Shore Chamber of Commerce's Historic Preservation Committee will present an illustrated talk about Ted Vierra, architect of Lili'uokalani Protestant Church, by Fran Dieudonne based on her book A Biography of Theodore A. Vierra, AIA.  The talk, hosted by Lili'uokalani Protestant Church, will be followed by a tour of the church including the famous clock given to the church by Queen Lili'uokalani. The evening will conclude with a book signing by Ms. Dieudonne. 

The event is free with a suggested donation of $5.    

Theodore Alameda Vierra was born on the Big Island in 1902 when trains ran on trestle tracks high in the air along the Hamakua coast and where his Azorean born Portuguese father and Hawaiian-Scottish mother
raised their nine children. He graduated from Kamehameha Schools as president of his class in 1919, graduated from college in San Francisco and later won a scholarship to Harvard University School of Architecture. Vierra was the first native Hawaiian to be admitted to the American Institute of Architecture. He returned to Hawaii in 1935 to work for the Hawaii Sugar Planters Association, later establishing his own firm.

WHAT:      "Always Remember - You Are Hawaiian" an illustrated talk by Fran Dieudonne
WHEN:      Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 7 p.m.
WHERE:    Lili'uokalani Protestant Church, 66-090 Kamehameha Hwy, Hale'iwa
ADMISSION:  Free with suggested donation of $5 (includes light refreshments)
CONTACT:    Phone:637-4558 website:

Please join us for a memorable evening celebrating this remarkable man and learning about his fascinating story.

About the North Shore Chamber of Commerce (NSCOC)
Haleiwa Main Street, DBA the North Shore Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was founded in 1985 to encourage economic development through historic preservation. Today, the Chamber exists to promote, maintain, and encourage the historic, cultural, civic, and economic welfare of the North Shore district through research, education, advocacy, and other related activities.

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