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In a rebroadcast of an earlier show, we highlight some of the best practices when it comes to protecting, preserving or restoring our family treasures.

To digitize, or not to digitize? Got paper, pictures or - egads! - video tape?

 

You might not  know where to turn, so we bring together people with the expertise to help guide you in the right direction.

 

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There’s new movement on plans to restore the Old Maui High School.

A company called TEACH Development has been tapped by Maui County officials to rebuild remaining structure. Teach stands for technology, education, agriculture, community and health.  In a meeting last week they pledged to work closely with the community to achieve plans to create an environmental education center within the historic architecture.  The limited liability corporation was formed for the project, and was chosen by Mayor Alan Arakawa’s administration through a request for proposal process.

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FHKE / Flickr

A Shinto shrine has provided downtown Honolulu with small slice of tranquility for more than a century.  The Izumo Taishakyo Mission is celebrating its 110 birthday on Sunday with an annual Omatsuri festival of thanksgiving.  Daiya Amano is the Bishop of the Izumo Taishakyo Shrine. 

Nick Yee
Nick Yee

The International marketplace in Waikīkī opens today as a re-imagined shopping mall.

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Wikipedia Commons

The fate of a historic tall ship moored in Honolulu Harbor could be left up to the state.

The 138-year-old Falls of Clyde has been moored in Honolulu Harbor for more than 50 years at pier 7.  Built in 1878 the ship is the last surviving iron-hulled ships with a four mast full rigging.  In her prime, she served the Matson Company as a passenger ship, making runs between the Hawaiian Islands and San Francisco before being modified into an oil tanker.   Se survived two scuttling attempts in 1963 and then again in 2008.

DLNR
DLNR

Two tourists from Texas stumbled onto a collection of Hawaiian petroglyphs in Wai‘anae.  Sands shifted by the tide revealed at least 17 figures, stretching over roughly 60 of beach.  While the figures may have been seen in the past… it’s the first time the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources is documenting the site.

The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land

Restoration work has begun on the Kuamoʻo battlefield and burial grounds on Hawai‘i Island.  The 47 acres of land south of Kona was purchased earlier this year through a partnership between The Trust for Public Land and managing group- Kuamoʻo ʻĀina.

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as_tue / Flickr

   

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is responding to vandalism at one of O‘ahu’s oldest structures.  Last week crosses were carved in multiple places on the ruins of King Kamehameha the third’s summer palace, Kaniakapupu

DLNR officials say social media, and online hiking sights have popularized hiking to the ruins--which are actually off limits to the public. Baron Ching, Vice President of Aha Hui Malama O Kaniakapupu was interviewed in a video released by the DLNR.

The Conversation: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Apr 20, 2016
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New Ideas on Old Biases; Preserving Ancient Treasures with Modern Technology; Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific; Holistic Health and Chakras

Long View: Neal Milner

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Brett Neilson / Flickr

After years of planning, the Bishop Museum is pushing its primary focus back to its visitors.  It’s begun a 5 year plan to help the museum become more self-sustaining and less reliant on government funding.  The museum has already implemented a $24-million renovation to Hawai‘i Hall and the J. Watumull planetarium.

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friendsofqueentheater.org Via historichawaii.org

A historic theater in Kaimuki may be getting an encore.

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Flickr / jxnholt

This year hundreds of thousands of historic documents relating to Kaho‘olawe will be published in an online database. Hawaii Public Radio's Molly Solomon has more on preservation efforts that are going digital.

You can get involved in the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission's Virtual Museum Pilot Program by taking a quick survey on what type of artifacts and images you'd like to see.

Plans for the Ruins of Old Maui High School

Sep 1, 2014
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  It's been more than forty years since the new Maui High School opened in Kahului, leaving the old campus in Hamakuapoko to slowly deteriorate over the decades. Now the county has plans to breathe some new life into the abandoned campus. Eileen Chao has more from the Maui News.

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mokuaikaua.org

  The oldest Christian Church in the State has been given the dubious distinction of being named to the  National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2014 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.   The church is in Kona, and HPR’s Sherry Bracken talked with its pastor to learn more.

Town Square: Historic Preservation

May 22, 2014

You might think that it would be easy to get agreement on which historic places should be preserved…unless you’ve actually been involved with historic preservation or pay attention to what different groups want to do with some of Hawaii’s historic places. On this Town Square, we talked with chief preservation officer, David Brown, and senior field officer from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Brian Turner, about the preservation of the Natatorium and the overall preservation of historical sites.