Free sugar plantation photo exhibit in Honokaa (Aug. 2-14)


“A Plantation Town of the Past: Photographs of Paul Christensen 1930s-1970s” opens Monday, Aug. 2 at the North Hawaii Education & Research Center (NHERC) in Honokaa.

Experience five decades of the Big Isle’s sugar plantation history through 50 vintage images, mostly in black and white. Also on display will be color aerial shots of five sugar mills.

The free exhibit is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Aug. 2-14.

NHERC is easy to find in the heart of Honokaa when en route to Waipio Valley. It’s located next to Honokaa’s medical facility at 45-539 Plumeria St. and across from the landmark Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. NHERC is an ADA-accessible facility.

For additional information, call 808-775-8890.

Presented by NHERC, a branch of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and the Honokaa Business Association, the two-week display is supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the County of Hawaii and private community contributions.

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