Native Hawaiian Education Act Grant Update
Monday through Friday, May 13th through the 17th, 2013 the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center installed new video, distance learning equipment in the museum as a part of the Native Hawaiian Education Act Grant.
Shawn Jones (standing) and Doug Quigley (sitting) of OneVision have installed the new IT-Distance Learning System for the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center Native Hawaiian Education Grant Program. May 15th, 2013 (Photo - Kepa Maly)
Shawn Jones, technician with OneVision completed installation of the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center's IT-Distance Learning System funded through the Native Hawaiian Education Act Grant and conducted a workshop in use of this amazing technology. Lanai can now connect with classrooms around the world, sharing our island legacy and learning from others. May 17, 2013. Photo, Kepa Maly.
E Ike Hou Ia Lanai - Summer Huakai Program - June 2013
Sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Education Act Grant awarded to the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center.
E Ike Hou, Summer Huakai will be an elect field school of 15 middle and high school students from rising 7th-12th grades and/or recent graduates of the Class of 2013.
Summer Huakai Summer Archaeological Field School
Pre-Training: iPad Technologies & Overview of Cultural Traditions.
June 12 to June 14, 10 am - 2 pm.
Huakai Archaeological Field School.
June 24 to June 29, 8 am - 2 pm.
Cultural-historical overview of Lanai's history through an interpretive/educational program.
Recommended for Grades 7th—12th.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 27, 2013
Stop by the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center or Ms. Fujie's classroom, room E-1, for applications.
For questions please call the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center at 565-7177 or email email@example.com
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center is Celebrating Six Years of Community Heritage Work
As we greet the New Year, Lanai Culture & Heritage Center is honored to share on-going donations to our heritage collections. Hundreds of photos, family/plantation memorabilia and artifacts continue to be added to our archive resources. Mahalo nui to all!
Scenes of Manele from a quieter time of life. (circa 1960) Photo from collection of Aurelio Del Rosario, courtesy of Dean & Gloria Del Rosario.
Stewardship: Celebrating the History of Lanai's Windward Coast
The Lanai Culture & Heritage Center hosted a community event celebrating some of the storied places along the Keomoku-Kahalepalaoa coastline.
This work was done through a community partnership with the support of the Agape Foundation Charitable Trust and Office of Hawaiian Affairs as a part of the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center's stewardship program.
The historical notes below share stories from several of Lana'i's historic properties in the Keomoku-Kahalepalaoa region. These sites are among those being celebrated as a part of the Lana'i Culture & Heritage Center's stewardship program.
The PDF links below share signs posted at selected sites documenting some of the history of these historic places.
Mahalo nui! We are overwhelmed by the community support and success of the Ka Lanakila Church celebration at Keomoku that was held on June 23, 2012. It was incredible! A little more than 200 people attended — this is the first time a gathering of that size has occurred at Keomoku since the 1950 church convention was held there.
After a pule ohana and himeni, everyone was invited to take part in a potluck luncheon. Mahalo to the families of Lanai and guests for sharing the amazing potluck that fed more than 200 people with plenty ono food leftover.
Lanai Debut of Voices of Lanai Film
The Lanai Culture & Heritage Center along with The High Maka Maka Film Society hosted a viewing of the 1987’s documentary, Reflections of Lanai followed by the Lanai premiere of the Voices of Lanai a mini-documentary film prepared by Kenneth Martinez Burgmaier from Jazz Alley TV. It was a great success.
Both screenings were held at the historic Lanai Theatre Playhouse. Mahalo for joining us it was a wonderful evening.
PBS Hawaii - Long Story Short - A Sense of Connection
Sharing interview (Part 1 and Part 2) with Leslie Wilcox and executive director of the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center, Kepa Maly.
Mahalo "Aloha Lanai" Benefit Fundraising Event
Aloha Lāna'i, aloha ia Hawai'i a pau. Mahalo to all for your aloha and support of the Lāna'i Culture & Heritage Center. The entertainers, corporate sponsors, many helping hands behind the scenes, and all those who made the Aloha Lānai Benefit Fundraising Event a great success are sincerely appreciated. As our kūpuna taught us, "Our well-being is in unity." Aloha nui kakou a pau. Much aloha to all. Event photos coming soon.
This event was held to create broader awareness of Lanai's history, and generate greater support for the mission and programs of the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center.
Sharing short film (24:35) Aloha Lanai, March 25th, 2012, Mamiya Theater, Oahu prepared for Lanai Culture & Heritage Center by Kenneth Martinez Burgmaier (Jazz Alley TV Inc.) – covering some of the stories, faces and music from the Aloha Lanai event.
10 Best Places You've Never Heard Of
"There are precious few spots that are both off the grid and out of this world. We asked a dozen professional globe-trotters to take us to their most secret hideaways." This recent article visits Keahiakawelo and the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center.
Video Tour of Lanai Culture & Heritage Center
This video tour was produced by Anthony Kaauamo Pacheco.
The Lanai Culture & Heritage Center opened on January 16th, 2010. We are located at the front of the old Dole Administration Building at 730 Lanai Avenue. Our hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The island of Lanai has a rich natural and cultural landscape. This community heritage program seeks to document and share the legacy of Lanai with everyone. Please visit the various pages that make up this web-site to learn more about our island home.
Photographs throughout this web-site come from the collections of Lanai Culture & Heritage Center (Lanai CHC) and Kumu Pono Associates LLC.
Program Update From Lanai Culture & Heritage Center
Work continues on Lanai as a part of the heritage center's exhibit development and stewardship programs, and highlights several recent donations to our collection.
We are privileged to share the following photo updates with you:
(1) Important cultural/historic resources of the Maunalei-Keomoku-Kahalepalaoa region are being documented and stabilized (the historic Ka Lanakila Church is being prepared for re-roofing);
(2) The 1911 Avery Truck restored by Ross Moody and associates, with it's new display platform, a gift of Robert Kinoshita has been returned to Lanai (we are now awaiting permission from Castle & Cooke to display it in front of the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center;
(3) A Hawaiian shell collection, donated by members of the Hawaiian Malacological Society is now featured in museum;
(4) An antique Hawaiian pineapple quilt, a gift from Vonnie Pratt-Turner (daughter of former Dole manager, Dickson Pratt) is now on display in the plantation room;
(5) Community members and volunteers, including Kupuna Irene Cockett Perry are all working with Mikala Enfield in making Lanai Culture & Heritage Center programs better every day.
(6) Life-long Lanai resident and master-craftsman, Warren Osako is making another beautiful ukulele as an auction item for a Lanai Culture & Heritage Center fundraising event.
Development of this site is partially sponsored by the Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Mahalo nui.
(Viewers please note, that while modern practice in writing Hawaiian words includes the use of diacritical marks to indicate proper pronunciation of selected words, those marks are not used on this site due to incompatibilities with search engines.)