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Historic Hawaii Foundation Preservation Awards

On May 31, representatives from Kona Historical Society attended the Historic Hawaii Foundation: HHF Preservation Awards to be recognized for achievements in our programs and the contributions from an esteemed member of our Board of Directors. Director of Interpretation Gavin Miculka received an award recognizing the Hands on History program which takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm and encourages patrons to experience history in a deeper way with hands-on historical activities. Board Member Hannah Kihalani Springer was honored for her individual achievements, having played an integral and invaluable role in preserving various aspects of Kona’s history with Kona Historical Society and it’s two Smithsonian affiliated museums and historic sites. Hannah has contributed her skills as a teacher, a historian, a storyteller, a guide, a resource and more. While she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Kona Historical Society, she is also an active contributor to the content of many of it’s programs, including the Historical Jeep Trip Program, Exhibits, and the Hanohano `O Kona lecture series. Through these activities, she shares her extensive knowledge and experiences with hundreds of Hawaii residents and visitors to the islands every year. Executive Director Dance Aoki and Programs Director Kuulani Auld attended the awards in support of the honorees. Congratulations to Hannah and to Gavin on this incredible, well-deserved recognition.