Plan now to join the Friends of the Natatorium for a very important event at the State Capitol in Honolulu on Tuesday, March 22: the ninth annual Historic Preservation Awareness Day.
This is our best chance each year to tell to the Natatorium’s story to senators and representatives, to legislative staff, and to Capitol visitors.
And it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn about the threats to other culturally and historically important sites throughout our state.
From 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the Friends of the Natatorium will be on the third floor of the Capitol with representatives of more than 40 other organizations. Together, we’ll celebrate Hawaii’s architectural, cultural, and natural heritage. We’ll focus on the importance of historic preservation to the health of Hawai‘i communities. And we’ll work very hard to convince legislators that now is finally the time for action on the Natatorium.
This is the Friends of the Natatorium’s 25th anniversary year. It’s a shame, really, that an organization dedicated solely to restoring and renewing one of the state’s great treasures has had to remain in existence for a quarter-century. We’d like nothing better than to finish the job and go out of business. Drop by and see us at the Capitol on March 22 as we continue our push to do just that.
Mahalo. And mahalo, also, to the co-sponsors of Historic Preservation Awareness Day: Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Legislature’s Heritage Caucus 2011.