In 2009, a major collection of HAPCo employee cards was found and given to the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center. The cards include names, date of birth, country of origin, date of hire, salary, marital status, type of job, and "bongo" (employee number) for more than 17,000 Lāna‘i plantation employees between 1926 to 1939. Debbie Miyamoto Dela Cruz was the lead volunteer, inputting the information in an Excel database, and organizing the cards. This collection provides families with important details in Lāna‘i's history, and in family research. Without the help and care of people like Debbie Miyamoto Dela Cruz, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center would not be able to preserve and pass Lāna‘i's history on to future generations. Aloha and mahalo nui! December 1st, 2014, Kepā Maly photo.
Thank you to our many volunteers who have helped us through the years. Mahalo nui!
Volunteer Opportunities are shared below.
And many others from Lāna‘i and afar, who have come together to assist in resource stewardship projects on Lāna‘i.
"I ka lōkāhi kākou ola ai!"
(Our well-being is in our unity!)
Aloha! Have you been wondering what to do with some of your free time?
Exploring Lāna‘i’s history and sharing it with students, island residents and visitors is a rewarding way to use some of your spare time. We are looking for people that enjoy talking story and sharing the special history of our island home. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends. If you would like to learn more about how to share your time and love of Lānai with visitors to the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center please contact Kepā — (808) 563-0787 email@example.com or Onaona — (808) 563-0788 firstname.lastname@example.org
Docent volunteer opportunities include:
Workshops for docent volunteers will be offered, and scheduling of your volunteer time will be coordinated at your convenience.
Mahalo nui! We look forward to hearing from you.
The Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center — Honoring the past, enriching the future!
Without the help and care of people like Debbie Miyamoto Dela Cruz and Genji Miyamoto, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center would not be able to preserve and pass Lāna‘i's history on to future generations. Aloha and Mahalo Nui!
Pamela Mae Pili Alconcel (Board of Directors)
Sheila Black (Board of Directors)
Irene Cockett Perry
Andrew de la Cruz
Joan de la Cruz (Board of Directors)
Zane de la Cruz
Debbie Dela Cruz
Martha Haia Evans (Board of Directors)
Michele Holsomback (Board of Directors)
Zachary Anguay Holsomback
Onaona Pomroy Maly
Colbert Matsumoto (Board Advisor)
Genji & Toshiko Miyamoto
Albert Halape Morita
John Mumford (Board of Directors)
Warren Osako (Board of Directors)
Anthony Kaauamo Pacheco
Moana Perry Freitas
Momi Perry Suzuki
Sam "Koa" Shin
John Schaumburg (Board of Directors)
Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat (Board of Directors)