July’s Hanohano `O Kona Lecture
Wednesday, July 27, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona


Travel back in time to 1916 with park archeologist Dr. Jadelyn Moniz-Nakamura as she shares the story of the development of Hawaii National Park through the presentation, “After Dark Out of the Park: The Establishment of Hawai’i National Park Historical Slideshow” on Wednesday, July 27. The push for a park was started by ordinary citizens who were fascinated by this place and recognized the need for preservation so that future generations could enjoy the fantastic eruptions, magnificent landscapes as well as the benefits of Volcano House.

Dr. Jadelyn Moniz Nakamura is the Integrated Resources Manager/Archeologist at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Born and raised in Hilo, Jade has worked at the park for the past 16 years. She holds a B.A. in in History and Anthropology (double major), an M.A. in Anthropology (with an emphasis in archaeology), and a PhD. in Archaeology, all from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Her research interests and specialties are pre-contact Hawaiian archeology, specializing in faunal and paleoenvironmental analysis. She also has done several historical research projects on early Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park development and the impact of the military and participation of park staff during World War II.

This is the July portion of a community lecture series for 2016 held at the West Hawai`i Civic Center every last Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm, that spotlights local and state speakers on a wide variety of cultural and historical subjects. Presented by Kona Historical Society, in cooperation with the County of Hawai’i, this lecture series is a gift from the Society to the community that has supported it for so long. Free of charge, it is open to all, residents and visitors alike. For more information call 808-323-3222 or go to www.konahistorical.org.
For more information about the extension of this exhibit call 808-323-3222 or go to www.konahistorical.org. To learn more about Kona Historical Society, visit www.konahistorical.org.