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Hui No‘eau’s Kaluanui Preservation and Stewardship Program receives historic preservation award

April 11, 2013
The Maui Weekly

The Hui No'eau's Kaluanui Preservation and Stewardship Program has been named the recipient of the prestigious Preservation Honor Award for exemplary achievements in the field of historic preservation--one of three honor awards presented each year by the Historic Hawai'i Foundation.

The Hui's Kaluanui Preservation & Stewardship Program serves to perpetuate the history and natural beauty of its Kaluanui home, promote responsible and appropriate use of the estate and grounds, and provide a much needed service to the Maui residential and visitor community by managing 25-acres of natural, open space dedicated for public use in perpetuity.

Designed by C.W. Dickey in 1917 for hui founder Ethel Baldwin and husband Harry Baldwin, the Kaluanui Estate has been home to the Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center since 1934 and expanded when the Baldwins moved out in the late 1940's. Through extensive physical repairs completed since Hui No'eau's purchase of Kaluanui in 2005 through the successful "Save the Hui, Buy Kaluanui" campaign and through the development of the Kaluanui Experience, which features an historical exhibition space, estate plant guide, and multiple walking tours through the artist studios and gardens, this program enables public access to the site and stories of this nearly 100-year-old Maui estate.

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The Kaluanui Estate has been home to the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center since 1934
Photo: Anna Kim

The Historic Hawai'i Foundation's Preservation Honor Award will be received by Hui President Shannon Hoekstra, Executive Director Caroline Killhour and Vice President John Hoxie, who has been instrumental to the Hui's Kaluanui Preservation & Stewardship Program, at the 39th Annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony on May 31 in Honolulu.

To make a donation in support of the stewardship program, contact Senior Development Officer Shay Belisle at (808) 572-6560, ext. 25, or visit



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