April Program 2016
Program Chair: Martin McMorrow – Past President
Friday – April 1st
Speaker: Daniel Martinez, Chief Historian World War 2 Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Title: “Heroes of the USS Arizona”
Daniel returns to the EAH to tell us the amazing personal stories of the crew members lost on the Arizona. It is the result of a research project funded by the Pacific Historic Parks and is drawn from scanning the record of every one of those killed in action aboard the Arizona. The records are held at the National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri and reveal fascinating details of those who gave their last measure of devotion to their country.
Friday – April 8th
Speaker: Bob Sigall, - Columnist and former window washer
Title: “Intriguing Stories of Hawaii’s People, Places and Companies”
Bob has completed four books and is only four away from the goal of publishing eight books before he is 88. At this meeting he will share with EAH some of his most recent researches into our Hawaii Nei. Aways value gained when Bob speaks.
Friday – April 15th
Speaker: Hans Van Tilburg, Maritime Archeologist - NOAA, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Title: “Maritime Wrecks in the Waters of Hawaii”
Developing the tactics which allowed the US to fight the war in the Pacific was dangerous. Over a thousand planes and landing craft were lost around the islands. The wrecks along the coast are like windows into the past and they remind us of the sacrifices made during WW 2. Hans Van Tilburg, NOAA”s maritime heritage coordinator, will speak on the information being collected by the underwater projects that will help us better understand this chapter in our history and its significance to that war.
Friday – April 21st
Speaker: Don Olson PE - Construction Manager, Bowers+Kubota KK Tunnel CM Team
Title: “Kaneohe - Kailua Waste Water Conveyance & Treatment Facilities Project”
In April 2015 boring began on the 13 foot wide 3 mile long tunnel from Aikahi to the Kaneohe WWTPF. Today the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has a little more than a half-mile to go! Don will present the progress of this, which for Hawaii, is a once in a life time engineering project.
Friday – April 28st
Speaker: Glen Mason; Mason Architects Inc
Title: “Iolani Palace Fence and Mission House Museum Restorations”
Mason Architects has completed many historical restoration projects around the State. For this EAH visit, Glen Mason will discuss the Iolani Palace fence and wall restoration, work they did in the last few years on the Lunalilo Tomb fence and the Royal Mausoleum fence, as well as on-going work at Mission Houses Museum.
Meetings are open to all interested persons and are held every Friday (except holidays) in Downtown Honolulu. Meetings start at NOON and end PROMPTLY at 1:00 pm.
Meeting Location Map
After 65 years at the YWCA, In 2009 EAH had to relocate our meeting location.
All Friday meetings are in meeting room 301 in the Topa Tower (Ewa Tower) of the (old AmFac Building) 745 Fort Street Mall.
Validated Parking is available cost $2.00 (enter from Nimitz Hwy).
A Lunch is provided by the Carrot Patch.
Lunch cost: Members $10.00; Guests $12.00; Students free.
Welcome to bring your brown bag lunch, a $2 donation is appreciated.
Ice Tea, Lemonade and water Free.
All are invited to attend. No RSVP required! See you there!
Miss a meeting? Bulletins and recordings from past meetings can be found here.
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