Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

In June 2019, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation will continue its popular statewide educational seminars to provide training on historic preservation lessons learned from regional preservation case studies.


PART ONE shares case studies that examine local projects and include information on the historic property; project goals; needs and threats; parties involved; what happened and lessons learned and advice for others doing a similar project. Each session will present three case studies. After the case studies there will be an audience question and answer session with the presenters.

PART TWO offers interactive breakout sessions facilitated by subject matter experts that present a deeper dive into topics that are part of overall preservation project planning. Permitting; tax incentives; standards and practices and research; preparing an impactful grant application.

Through the training, attendees will learn:

>Tools and resources for historic preservation
>Lessons learned on best practices, common mistakes to avoid, and helpful tips and guidelines

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Community members and professionals who care about preserving the built and cultural sites that tell the stories of Hawai‘i’s history.


Kiersten Faulkner, Executive Director, Historic Hawaii Foundation; and Elaine Jackson-Retondo, National Park Service

Elaine Jackson-Retondo is the Preservation Partnerships and History Programs Manager in the National Park Service Pacific West Regional Office. She has worked in the National Park Service since 2002. Dr. Jackson-Retondo’s current and past work has included the National Park Service’s American Latino Heritage Initiative, Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative, Japanese American confinement during World War II, Cesar Chavez and the Farmworker Movement, the National Park Service’s Mission 66 Program, and 19th century carceral institutional landscapes.

The classes are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. To reserve a space, register at or email Andrea Nandoskar at 

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