Historic Preservation


This stone lantern stands near the Wakamiya Inari Shrine at the Hawaiian Plantation Village.

Why is historic preservation important? Why should we care whether historically significant buildings and sites are preserved?

The Historic Hawaii Foundation helps answer these questions in an essay entitled, “What is Historic Preservation.” Here’s an excerpt:

Authentic places of history offer opportunities to experience where real history happened.  Stories are the big picture, but also include the personal.  Stories recount the challenges and opportunities faced by individuals, communities and nations.  Stories are shared history.

Click here for the full essay.

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