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Story of Hawaii Museum presents a Hawaiian History Evening with Maui Author Jill Engledow

Jill Engledow |StoryofHawaiiMuseum.comStory of Hawaii Museum presents a Hawaiian History Evening with Maui Author Jill Engledow on Friday, February 22, 2013

The Story of Hawaii Museum, located in the Maalaea Harbor Shops, presents  a Hawaiian History Evening with Maui author Jill Engledow on Friday, February 22, from 5-7pm.  A $10 admission donation is requested.

Engledow’s presentation, “The Park in Our Backyard,” is a short history of Haleakala National Park, the people and events that led to its establishment, and of its growth and impact on the island today. The talk includes a PowerPoint presentation of vintage photos. It is based on her most recently published book, Haleakala, A History of the Maui Mountain, the first-ever comprehensive, illustrated history of the East Maui mountain and its national park. Copies  are available at the museum and book signings by the author are part of the evening. 

Jill Engledow is an award-winning journalist and author who has lived on Maui since 1968. A freelance writer living in Wailuku, her work combines her knowledge of Hawai'i history and culture with her journalist's instinct for a good story. Other recent books include Island Life 101: A Newcomer's Guide to Hawai'i, based on a seminar she developed to help newcomers adjust to life in Hawai'i, and The Maui Book of Lavender.

The Story of Hawaii Museum, located in the Maalaea Shops near the Maui Ocean Center, is open daily from 10am to 5pm.  A unique exhibit that tells the tale of the Islands presented in a new way  -- through historic maps, charts, documents, and artifacts -- the display is set up in chronological order so that you can follow the history of Hawaii just by taking a stroll around the gallery. It includes rare prints, maps, and authentic antique pieces, some hundreds of years old.

For more information, contact Bryant Neal at (808) 283-3576.