Maui author Jill Engledow will celebrate the publication of her new book, "Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain," from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Maui Historical Society's Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.
The public is invited to the book-signing event, where Engledow will give a short presentation on the history of Haleakala National Park. Light refreshments will be served.
Additional book signing opportunities will be available at the Bailey House Ho'olaule'a on Saturday, Nov. 24, and at Lori's Hair Shack (1980 Vineyard St.) during Wailuku's First Friday on Dec. 7.
Maui author Jill Engledow will celebrate the publication of her new book from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Maui Historical Society’s Bailey House Museum in Wailuku.
"Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain" contains more than 200 images--maps, vintage black and white, and contemporary color photos.
The book begins with the mountain's geological formation and moves through history to current issues concerning the park at the mountain's peak.
Included in the book's 177 pages are stories of ancient Hawaiian activities and beliefs about the summit, the natural world of Haleakala, early Western explorers, the Maui community's efforts to establish a national park, the old horseback trail and early shelters.
The book tells of the Great Depression, when a new highway made it possible for anyone with a car to visit the summit, and Civilian Conservation Corps workers helped build trails and cabins within the crater.
Rare photos illustrate the story of the Kipahulu Scientific Expedition of 1967, which led to the acquisition of the Kipahulu section of the park.
Engledow is an award-winning Maui writer whose other books include "Island Life 101: A Newcomer's Guide to Hawai'i" and "Exploring Historic Upcountry."
"Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain" will be available for sale at the publication party, through Amazon.com and at www.mauiislandpress.com. It also will be sold at various Maui retail outlets, including the Bailey House and Haleakala National Park. The book sells for $29.95 (plus shipping when ordered online).
Bailey House Museum is located at 2375A Main St.
For more information, call Maui Island Press at 242-5459.