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    National Historical Park Hawai'i

General Management Plan

General Management Plan

KalaupapaNational Historical Park is in the process of developing a general management plan (GMP). The GMP will provide guidance for the future preservation and management of Kalaupapa for the next 15-20 years. It will serve as Kalaupapa's "blueprint" for the future. We hope you will share your thoughts, ideas, and vision throughout the planning process so that together we can keep Kalaupapa a sacred place for the patient community along with the protection, preservation, and interpretation of cultural, historical, and natural resources. We are reaching out for your kōkua and manaʻo as we develop the general management plan.

Latest: Newsletter #3: Preliminary Alternatives

The planning team has prepared a newsletter that includes information about the preliminary alternatives for the plan. The preliminary alternatives address specific issues for Kalaupapa and consider Hawaiian land management concepts while also following federal and state laws and policies. The alternatives encompass a wide range of actions, including the preservation of historic features, development of visitor and interpretive facilities both on-site and off-site, and education and outreach programs. Once fully developed, one of these alternatives may be selected as the preferred alternative or a new alternative could emerge. Please send us your comments by July 16, 2011.


Public Open House Meetings

You are invited to attend the public open house meetings scheduled on the islands of Molokaʻi, Oʻahu and Maui to present and discuss the preliminary alternatives for Kalaupapa National Historical Park. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you!



McVeigh Social Hall

9:00AM-11AM and 5:00PM-7:00PM

Monday, June 6


Mitchell Pauole Center

90 Ainoa Street

10:00AM-12:00PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM

Tuesday, June 7



Alexa Higashi Room

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

One Cameron Way


Wednesday, June 8



Bishop Museum, Atherton Hālau

1525 Bernice Street


Thursday, June 9


Bishop Museum, Atherton Hālau

1525 Bernice Street


Friday, June 10


We welcome your thoughts and ideas about the GMP. You may contact us through email or send a letter to:

General Management Plan

Attn: Steve Prokop, Superintendent

Kalaupapa National Historical Park

P.O. Box 2222

Kalaupapa, Hawaii, 96742

If you would like to receive a newsletter by mail, be added on the mailing list, or have other questions, please contact us at (808) 567-6802 or email us. You may also sign up on the email list by clicking on the link in the right-hand column.

Did You Know?

Mother Marianne Monument

Mother Marianne Cope nursed those suffering from leprosy in Hawai'i for 35 years. She arrived at Kalaupapa in 1888. Her philosophy of personal dignity in the face of death came almost a century before its adoption as the foundation of the hospice movement.