Kihei Living History at the Library on Tuesday Evening

Share Your Stories Night 6:00 PM 8/11/15

Event Date:  Aug 11, 2015    6 to 7:30 pm
 
Event Title: Kihei History Night: The Land of Paeahu-part II
Waile’a ‘s vanishing historic sites.
 
Event Sponsors: Maui Tomorrow Foundation and Kihei Library
 
Event Description: Historical slide show and community talk story focusing on historical sties that still remain to tell the story of the area that is now one of South Maui’s most famous “destination resorts”,  the planned community of Waile’a. Over 150 historical sites remain forgotten in undeveloped lands mauka of the shoreline resorts and visitor-oriented neighborhoods of Waile’a.  Since none of these existing sites is recommended for preservation, the slide presentation offers interested citizens a rare chance to view this hidden legacy of Paeahu before it disappears
 
The ancient ahupua’a (land division) of Paeahu begins at the northern edge of Maui Meadows and ends just before the Kea Lani resort. It includes major hotels like the Grand Wailea, Marriot Wailea and Four Seasons and many neighborhoods such as Wailea Elua, Wailea Ekahi, the Palms at Wailea, Wailea Point, Wailea Beach Villas, Wailea Golf Estates, Wailea Kialoa and others.
 
The ahupua’a of Paeahu is also the solemn resting place of hundreds of traditional Hawaiian burials from the14th century on and holds a special significance.  Enjoy an illustrated slide show of the historical and cultural sites that still remain to tell the story of this world renown area of Maui. 
 
 The slide show will be facilitated by local historical researchers, Lucienne de Naie and Daniel Kanahele. Kama’aina of the area are also been invited to share their family stories and remembrances of the region.  For additional information on the event go to maui-tomorrow.org.
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