Free Talk: Hawaiian Archaeology and Preservation of Sacred Sites

September 25, 2017, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated September 25, 6:29 AM
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The latest talk in Kona Historical Society’s (KHS) ongoing Hanohano ‘O Kona Lecture Series will feature archaeologist MaryAnne Maigret on Wednesday, Sept. 27, to discuss the work of preserving significant stone structures at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park.

Maigret will explore preservation efforts on the park lands including Hawaiian stone architecture, historic vegetation, and other element that contribute to the cultural significance of the park as a sacred site.

A historic preservation specialist, Maigret has an academic background in geography and cartography, and nearly three decade of experience in Hawaiian archaeology. She has spent the last fifteen years doing public service for state and federal governments and currently works as the acting integrated resources manager at Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.

The talk will be held at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center in Kailua-Kona from 5:30 to 7 p.m.. The ongoing KHS community lecture series is held every last Wednesday of the month, and features local and state speakers discussing topics related to a variety of cultural and historical subjects. The lectures are offered free of charge to the community.

Kona Historical Society is a community-based nonprofit organization and Smithsonian Museum affiliate focused on collecting, preserving and sharing the history of the Kona districts. For more information, call Kona Historical Society at (808) 323-3222 or visit

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