Hawaii Museums Association Conference
HMA 2016 was a resounding success! We unplugged, we relaxed, and we mused! Held at the Historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Kōke`e State Park, we would like to thank Hui o Laka (which also oversees Kaua`i’s oldest museum, founded in 1952 – Kōke`e Museum).
Keao NeSmith, teaching staff of Koke`e Hawaiian Music Songwriters Camp. Photo by Anne E. O’Malley
On Friday, April 22, HMA kicked off it’s annual at the Koke‘e CCC Camp with
a speaker that is a native to Kaua‘i. As the keynote speaker, Richard Keao NeSmith, PhD, was ideally suited to provide HMA Conference attendees a sense of place while visiting to Kaua‘i and Koke‘e.
4/21 – Thursday Tour of Gulick-Rockwell House in Waimea Town
4/22 – Friday lunch, sessions, and dinner
4/23 – Saturday sessions all day, dinner
4/24 – Sunday Tour of Botanical Gardens and catered lunch (optional, added cost)
- Integrating local resources
- Service projects and volunteers
- Interpreting state parks and cultural training
- House museums
- Bugs, critters, and other agents of destruction
- Reinterpreting local history
- Storied living collections
Free shared lodging in the CCC bunkhouses (34 beds):
Other lodging in Koke‘e State Cabins and in nearby Waimea:
Caution: when researching accommodations on Kaua‘i – make sure they are in Waimea or Kekaha. Anything on the south shore of the island (which comes up on the search) is an additional half hour drive.
Thursday 21, 2:30pm
Tour of Gulick-Rowell House in Waimea Town – on Huakai Rd next to entrance to Waimea Canyon School and Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. Cleanup towards restoration work has recently begun on the historic 1829/1848 missionary house. Built of limestone and native materials, the house is unique in that it was only remodeled once, in 1927, prior to a family that then lived there for 75 years.
About 1 hour. Limited to 15 people. $25 for HMA members only. Site has no restrooms. Please wear shoes, it is a construction site.
National Tropical Botanical Garden Field Trip
Sunday, April 24, 12:30pm