Hakalau School: Honoring the Past and Engaging the Community...Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
After more than two years of sustained advocacy and negotiations, Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community (WVHPC) has reached agreement with DOE on a 12 month use permit for full utilization and public access to Hakalau School classroom building & grounds. The effective date is May 1, 2018 and following a period of basic interior and exterior improvements focused on power, water, security, signage, parking and furnishings we envision a full range of community center uses such as public meetings, classes, cultural and educational events. Contact WVHPC President Akiko Masuda at 963-6422 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and join us in celebrating the Hakalau School Green Team volunteers for their spirited leadership in keeping this dream alive!
Hakalau School Class of 1930: Sitting (Left to Right): Yoshiwo Oba, Takeshi Teruya, Sadayoshi Furumoto, Masaru Morikone, Shigeo Isaki, Kuwamu Morita, Yoshito Sakamoto. Back Row: Waichi Ouye, Minoru Meguro, Principal Capellas, Adviser T. Maneki, Isamu Takemoto, Matsuzen Nakamura. Photo from the Waichi Ouye Collection, courtesy of his family.
Updates as of April 20, 2018
Why we created hakalauhome.com
Creating hakalauhome.com is our way of showing our respect for those who came before us, to build upon the history and share it broadly, and to showcase the collective effort of residents of Hakalau today.
Former residents share a love of Hakalau and work diligently to share pictures, stories and maps to reinforce their memories. Ken and I learned a lot from these folks and, gladly, have maintained contact with many. The key lesson was that culture can be passed from one time to another and one group to another. The values from the plantation community that former residents shared are gifts to us:
Ken and Susan Forbes
... a source of information for former and current residents that captures the historical, cultural and social uniqueness of our community