Maui author Jill Engledow will expand on the research from her recently published book, "Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain" at Maui Public Libraries this month. Engledow will also present "The Park in Our Backyard," a brief history of Haleakala National Park, the people and events that led to its establishment, and its growth and impact on Maui today.
The free presentations will feature a slide show of vintage photos from Engledow's "Haleakala" that tell the story of the mountain that makes up East Maui, the "crater" at its peak and the national park that protects its pristine lands and endangered species.
Engledow will tell "the story behind the pictures," with emphasis on photos of the 1967 Kipahulu Scientific Expedition. Its organizers and participants included many Kipahulu residents.
Jill Engledow is a freelance writer who specializes in Maui history.
Photo courtesy of Jill Engledow
The one-hour programs are suitable for ages 12 and older. (See sidebar.)
Engledow's book will be available for purchase at the programs from the Maui Friends of the Library, and the author will be available for book-signing sessions.
Engledow is a freelance writer who specializes in Maui history. A retired editor and reporter for The Maui News, Engledow has also written "The Maui News 1900-2000: 100 Years as Maui's Newspaper," "Island Life 101: A Newcomer's Guide to Hawai'i," and "Exploring Historic Upcountry."
Contact the hosting libraries as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations are needed, or for more information.