Kona Historical Society – July’s Hanohano `O Kona Lecture
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.