Heritage Center

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The NHERC Heritage Center is located at NHERC and is open to the public!

Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Saturdays - 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

The Heritage Center offers the following resources & services:

  • Archive and Resource Center for Hamakua and North Hawai'i History
  • Changing Exhibit Gallery on Area History
  • Research family ancestry
  • Talk story with Donny DeSilva 9-11 on Tuesday mornings
  • Paid University Internships
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Coming Soon: Permanent Exhibit Gallery Showcasing Area History

NEW CHANGING EXHIBIT AT NHERC HERITAGE CENTER TO OPEN MARCH 31, 2015

We are excited to announce the opening of the new exhibit in the NHERC Heritage Center's Changing Gallery: Na Paniolo o Hamakua. The exhibit will highlight and celebrate the cowboys and ranches of Hamakua. The opening will be on March 31, 2015 at 5:00 PM after which the exhibit will be open to the public. Stay tuned for more details.

 

ASSOCIATION OF HAWAI'I ARCHIVISTS MEETS AT NHERC HERITAGE CENTER

The NHERC Heritage Center cosponsored the annual meeting of the Association of Hawai'i Archivists on February 15th.  One of the purposes of the Association of Hawai'i Archivists is to promote cooperation and exchange of information among individuals interested in the preservation and use of archival and manuscript materials in Hawai'i. The meeting is held at a different venue each year with NHERC being the choice for the 2015 annual lunch meeting.  Thirty-four members who were in attendance toured the Heritage Center and offered many positive comments on the accomplishments at the Heritage Center thus far. It was an honor to receive such input from this distinguished group of archivists from throughout Hawaii. 

Association of Hawaii Archivists

Click on the poster to view the opening slideshow

NHERC Heritage Center is the home of:

Click on the photo to view a gallery of each collection

* The digitized Paul Christensen photo collection

Christiansen collection photo of cane workers with Waipi'o in background

*The Hal Yamato photo collection

    Hal Yamoto Collection Last Harvest Parade photo

    *The Okada Collection

    Dr. Okada Collection photo of Dr. Okada & baby

    *Plantation Era Artifacts, Historical Documents and Maps

    Bottle collection

     

    Paauilo Store drawers as gallery cases

     

    * Reference Library of Local and Hawai'i History

     

    * Growing Collection of Local Family Photos and Genealogy

    Doris Alegre Teller finds a baby photo of herself in the Alegre Family collection

    Doris Alegre Teller finds a baby photo of herself in the Alegre Family collection

     

    *Changing Exhibit Gallery on Area History

    Previous Exhibits

    Click on the links below to view a slideshow of each exhibit

    ILWU pensioners visit the Plantation Exhibit

    ILWU Pensioners Club viewing the "Plantation Life on Hawai'i Island" Exhibit

     

    Woman finds a picture of herself in Waipi'o from the 1970's in "Peace Corps and Our Community" Exhibit

    Woman finds a picture of herself in Waipi'o from the 1970's in "Peace Corps and Our Community" Exhibit