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Online exhibit honors Lānaʻi's history and enriches the future

Historic Dole Park
Courtesy of the Lānaʻi Culture & Heritage Center
Historic Dole Park

A new web exhibit takes visitors on a virtual journey throughout the island of Lānaʻi, starting with the once-bustling ranching community of Kōʻele. "From Mauka to Makai: Changing Landscapes on Lānaʻi" uses oral histories and historic photos to tell stories about the impact of cattle, pineapple, and tourism.

The Lānaʻi Culture and Heritage Center debuted the free exhibit last month. The Conversation sat down with the center’s Executive Director Shelly Preza, who can trace her family's lineage on the island back decades.

The center continues to expand its archive and welcomes historic or family photographs. Click here to view the virtual exhibit. Click here for the free Lānaʻi Guide app.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Jan. 10, 2023. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Lillian Tsang is the senior producer of The Conversation. She has been part of the talk show team since it first aired in 2011. Contact her at ltsang@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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