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About Us

The Haleʻiwa Waialua Historical Society, established in 2017 and incorporated in Hawaiʻi, is a 501 ( c) 3 nonprofit.  Our organization is the result of key leaders wanting to focus only on historic preservation and the establishment of a heritage center/local history museum.

Program Activities:

I.    Continue historical research and cataloguing of documents and artifacts acquired.

 

II.   Continue to provide historical tours in Haleʻiwa Town and later Waialua Town and agriculture tours.

 

III.  Install two history signs of Waialua in the Waialua Bandstand Park funded by the HTA. 

IV.   Start restoration of the Waialua Agriculture Company’s Office Building, where our new office is now located. The goal is to renovate the building for use as a community center with multiple activities and programs, a heritage center, and appropriate tenants providing needed services and goods.

 

 IV. Start fundraising to buy the building from Dole Food Company.

We believe that understanding our past is essential to shaping our future. By preserving the history and heritage of our community, we can create a better tomorrow for ourselves and our children.

Our Mission

" To preserve and promote the history of Hale'iwa and the Waialua Moku." This includes collecting, researching, preserving and promoting information or items of historical interest for a future local history museum. 

 

The Society is a 501 c 3 nonprofit incorporated in the state of Hawaii.  

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Our Board of Directors

Antya Miller, President

Keith Awai, Vice-President

Boyd Ready, Treasurer and Local Historian

Evelyn Kaneshige, Secretary

Julie Patacchia, Director

Margaret Sagaysay, Director 

Hale‘iwa Waialua Historical Society

The Hale‘iwa Waialua Historical Society (Society), established in 2017 and incorporated in Hawai‘i, is a 501 ( c) 3 nonprofit. Our organization is the result of key leaders wanting to focus only on historic preservation and the establishment of a heritage center/local history museum.

Our mission is “To preserve and promote the history of Hale‘iwa and the Waialua Moku” including collecting, researching, preserving, and promoting information or items of historical interest for a future heritage center.
 

Program Activities:


I. Continue historical research and cataloguing of documents and artifacts acquired.


II. Continue to provide historical tours in Hale‘iwa and Waialua Towns and later agriculture tours.

III. Continue writing monthly North Shore News history articles. (Sign up for free color copies at NSNHaleiwa@gmail.com)

IV. Installed two history signs of Waialua in the Waialua Bandstand Park funded by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

V. Started restoration of the Waialua Sugar Company’s Office Building, where our new office is now located. The goal is to renovate the building for use as a community center with multiple activities and programs, a heritage center, and appropriate tenants providing needed services and goods.

VI. Start Capital Fundraising Campaign to hopefully buy the building from Dole Food Company.

VII. Research placing the Halstead Sugar Mill Stack on the State Register of Historic Places.

The Historical Society has started the process of researching what it will take to preserve the building. We completed an Historic Structure Report done by an historic preservation architectural firm, Fung Associates. Also completed was a Community Engagement process of three community workshops to solicit ideas for Adaptive Reuse or how to use the building into the future for the community. These were both funded through grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Atherton Family Foundation.

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