The little Makawao History Museum has recently been honored with a couple pretty substantial awards. On May 29, at the Historic Hawaii Foundation‘s 2015 Preservation Honor awards ceremony on Oahu, the museum walked out with two awards.
First, the museum itself won the Preservation Commendation Award. This award goes to an individual, organization or agency that takes some action in support of some manner of historical preservation.
Secondly, the Discover Historic Makawao Walking Tour brochure (written by Gail Ainsworth, who is also the musuem’s director, and designed by Patt Narrowe) took away the Interpretive Media Award, which is for a publication or visual presentation that interprets a particular historic property.
“It is hard to describe to you the excitement, inspiration, pleasure and significance that this experience garnered for the museum,” said Ainsworth in a June 2 news release from the museum.
The Historic Hawaii Foundation has given out preservation awards since 1975, and are considered the state’s highest recognition of projects that restore and/or interpret something in Hawaii of historical import.
Photo of (left to right) Cherie Attix and Gail Ainsworth accepting awards courtesy Makawao History Museum