Hawaiian Electric Industries and Its Subsidiaries Contribute $100,000 to Bishop Museum's Hawaiian Hall Restoration
Bishop Museum announced it received joint-support from Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) and its subsidiaries, Hawaiian Electric Company and American Savings Bank totaling, $100,000 towards the restoration of Hawaiian Hall.
Hawaiian Hall is the world’s premier showcase of Hawaiian and Pacific culture. It is undergoing a comprehensive $21 million restoration. Its expected completion is August 2009 and will feature the world’s largest collection of Hawaiian artifacts.
Bishop Museum President & CEO Tim Johns said, “We are grateful for the generous contributions from HEI, Hawaiian Electric and American Savings Bank. They are helping to make sure that Bishop Museum continues to have the unique ability to share a wealth of stories of Hawai‘i’s history and living culture.”
Many hands are working on the Hawaiian Hall restoration project including Museum staff and trustees, Native Hawaiian practitioners, scholars, and respected world designers and architects.
The new Hawaiian Hall will give local residents and visitors access to a record number of the Museum’s deep and rich collections told through a Hawaiian perspective.
Bishop Museum’s mission is to study, preserve, and tell the stories of the cultures and natural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific. For more information about Bishop Museum, please visit www.bishopmuseum.org or call 808.847.3511.-pau-