Maui’s newest attraction, Story of Hawaii Museum, Gift Shop & Gallery, is open daily from 11am to 5pm at the Maalaea Shops near the Maui Ocean Center.
The Story of Hawaii Museum is a unique exhibit that tells the tale of the Islands presented in a new way — through historic maps, charts, documents, and artifacts. The display is set up in chronological order so that you can follow the history of Hawaii just by taking a stroll around the exhibit. It includes rare prints, maps, and authentic antique pieces, some hundreds of years old.
The display begins with the Polynesian migrations of prehistory. It continues with examples of maps from the European voyages of exploration, the mapping of the Kingdom of Hawaii, as well as maps made during missionary and plantation days. It also includes examples of Hawaii maps from the Territorial period through World War II and statehood to the present.
Story of Hawaii Museum is the culmination of 20 years’ experience selling maps at Lahaina Printsellers by co-curators Bryant Neal and Richard Mickelsen. Together these partners operate Tradewinds Production Group, the production arm of the museum that includes researching and creating interpretive and other materials for the display.
“Each map has a story to tell,” says Neal, “this collection includes some of the most important maps in the history of Hawaii. The exhibit explains and describes Hawaii’s role in the Pacific in terms that residents and visitors of all ages can understand and enjoy. From school kids on up, people will get an overview, the big picture of Hawaiian history. We hope that will spark their own intellectual pursuit.”
The Story of Hawaii Museum is located in the Maalaea Shops near the Maui Ocean Center. It is open daily from 11am to 5pm. and guided tours are offered hourly. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under twelve years old, and includes a DVD about the mapping of Hawaii.
For more information, contact Bryant Neal at (808) 283-3576 or visit www.storyofhawaiimuseum.com.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawaii — The County of Maui has announced that it plans to close down Baldwin Avenue, from the intersection of Brewer Road to Makawao Avenue, on June 15th.
The road closure is to ensure the safety of pedestrians during the Makawao 3rd Friday parties. The proposal is pending approval by the Maui Police Department.
Other routes around the closed area will include Brewers Road, Ukiu Road and Makawao Avenue. A map of the planned route is attached for reference. For more information please contact the Office of Economic Development at 270-7710.
On Friday, May 25, 2012, Terry Jones was inducted into the Hawaii Law Enforcement Torch Run Hall of Fame and presented with a plaque at a ceremony held at Fort DeRussy in Honolulu. Ms. Jones, who has worked for the Maui Police Department since 1990, has also been involved with the Hawaii Law Enforcement Torch Run for over twenty-two (22) years.
As the Assistant Chief’s Secretary, she still finds time in her busy schedule to coordinate the Maui Police Department’s Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run which was held on April 21, 2012. Because of her efforts, the Maui Police Department finished in 3rd Place for overall t-shirt sales in which all proceeds go towards benefiting Special Olympics Hawaii.
On behalf of Chief Gary Yabuta and all of the employees of the Maui Police Department, we would like to congratulate Terry for being inducted in the Hawaii Law Enforcement Torch Run Hall of Fame, and thank her for all her hard work!
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawaii — Parks workers will be closing down the West Maui Skate Park next week in order to make some repairs to the facility.
The work will take place from Monday, June 4th to Wednesday, June 6th. Repairs include re-grouting and patching cracks in the concrete bowls
During this time the public will not be allowed to enter the park because of safety concerns. For more information call Robert Halvorson at 270-7931.
HONOLULU (Thursday, May 31, 2012) — Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCOM) announced today that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has dismissed an unfair labor practices charge filed by IBEW Local Union 1357 challenging Hawaiian Telcom’s January 1, 2012 implementation of its Last, Best and Final Offer.
After good faith bargaining reached an impasse, the company proceeded with implementation of the Last, Best and Final Offer that had been presented to the union but rejected by a vote last December. The dismissal is based upon the NLRB’s determination after review of the facts that the parties had bargained in good faith to a valid impasse as of January 1, 2012.
Hawaiian Telcom is aware that union leadership intends to appeal the NLRB’s dismissal. Dialogue between the company and IBEW 1357 representatives is ongoing.
This afternoon at 2:15 p.m., Kyle MCKEOWN (32) and Grace LEE-NAKAMOTO (27) were charged with MURDER in the SECOND
DEGREE for the death of a four year-old male child who was brought into the Maui Memorial Medical Center Tuesday night at about 10:57 pm for treatment.
The boy’s father, Kyle McKeown, 32, and his live-in girlfriend, Grace Lee-Nakamoto, 27, have been charged with second-degree murder in the boy’s death.
The two made initial appearances this afternoon in 2nd Circuit Family Court.
Bail is set at $ 500,000.00 each. Both remain in custody.
The Maui News has published additional details in the incident – but, in summary, the injuries that led to young Zion McKeown’s demise occurred immediately before his death. Read their latest account here.
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