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‘After Dark in the Park’ November schedule

* 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Nov. 8 – “Hawaii’s First Volcano House: A Tale of Survival”

Join us for the story of one of Volcano’s most iconic landmarks – the Volcano House. From its earliest days as a hale pili to its full-blown late Victorian condition, you’ll hear about the amazing cast of characters that kept the “fires burning” at this remarkable hotel. Come hear about the cataclysmic fire of 1940 through the dramatic 1970s restoration by Russ Apple and Boone Morrison. Presented by William R. Chapman, Director, Graduate Certificate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Nov. 22 – “Hawaii’s Energy: Past, Present and Future”

Most people aren’t aware that it was a small boarding school in the Puueo area that first had electric lights in Hilo. That was where Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) started, and at that time our island was generating 100% of its electricity from a renewable resource, the Wailuku River! Fast forward to 2011 and HELCO is one of the nation’s leading utilities in the integration of renewable energy with 31% of the electricity coming from a renewable source. Join Kenyan Beals, Hawaii Electric Light Company’s Educational Services Coordinator for a look at how HELCO got its start, where we are today and plans for a greener more sustainable future.

Program co-sponsored by Hawaii Natural History Association. For information, call (808)985-6011.

Your $2 donation helps to support Park programs. Park entrance fees apply.

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