• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

After Dark in the Park

After Dark in the Park
Special Speaker Presentations

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Park entrance fees apply
Presentations are free - suggested $2.00 donation supports park educational programs

antique cars on a park road

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - Lying Lightly on the Land: National Park Service Roads in Hawai‘i


Historian Dawn Duensing has studied Hawaiʻi's scenic roads since 1999, when she prepared a history of roads in Hawaiʻi National Park for the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), a division of the National Park Service. This illustrated presentation will highlight the challenges, construction techniques, and design principles involved in building Hawaiʻi's national park roads, while explaining why these roads are important in contemporary Hawaiʻi. Building on her extensive NPS experience and research, Dawn's new book, Hawaiʻi's Scenic Roads: Paving the Way for Tourism in the Islands, examines the political, economic, social, and environmental history of the islands' most renowned scenic drives, including those at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes and Haleakalā National Parks.

link to pdf poster (685KB)


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