National Historic Preservation Month

Mālama Mānoa first celebrated National Historic Preservation Month in 1993 with public presentations by leading preservationists Beatrice Krauss, Dr. William Murtagh, Gerald Takano, and Spencer and Michael Leineweber. In 1997 Malama sent 19 delegates to the Historic Hawaii Foundation (HHF) Conference in Kapolei, which included inspirational island and mainland speakers as well as a Ford Island tour. In 1998, Mālama co-sponsored a Historic Preservation Week Conference with HHF. It included an all-day teachers’ workshop led by Hettie Jordan-Villanueva from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in NYC; trolley, cemetery, and house tours; as well as a “Feels Like Sunday in Manoa” performance. In 1999 Mālama Mānoa sent six delegates to the HHF Conference in Kona, HI. In 2000 Mālama Mānoa sponsored a Historic Walking Tour of the College Hills Neighborhood as part of the Historic Hawaii Foundation’s annual conference. An overwhelmingly enthusiastic 350 persons toured the area on June 3, 2000. In 2001 Mālama Mānoa sent two delegates to the HHF conference in Lahaina, Maui. In 2010 Linda LeGrande and Jan Tucker attended a Historic Hawaii Foundation seminar on ‘The Story of Architecture in Hawaii and Historic Preservation’ held at the University of Hawaii.

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