Celebrate our Centennial! The 100th Anniversary of Haleakalā National Park

Haleakalā Centennial Logo
Haleakalā Centennial Logo

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He mau makana kēia i nāu i na kō makou kūpuna. (These are the gifts to you from our elders).

The Centennial Logo

Here is what the Centennial logo means:
The ti leaf is a symbol of protection. Here, it represents countless generations who have cared for Haleakalā. In 1916, the National Park Service joined in the stewardship of this land, which provides homes for species found nowhere else on earth and supports Native Hawaiian stories, sites, and traditions that link the present to the past and future.

 
Haleakalā Centennial Celebration Poster
Haleakalā Centennial Celebration Poster

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Haleakalā Centennial Celebration!

On July 30, 31, and August 1, Haleakalā NP will waive entrance fees as the park marks its August 1,2016 Centennial birthday with cultural demos, music, and ranger-led activities.

Click here to learn more.

 
Entrance sign to the Haleakalā Section of Hawai‘i National Park.
Entrance sign to the Haleakalā Section of Hawai‘i National Park.

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Haleakalā National Park was created on August 1, 1916 as part of Hawai'i National Park. The new park, which composed of the summit of Haleakalā volcano along with the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the Island of Hawai'i, was created days before the creation of the National Park Service on August 25, 1916. Today, Haleakalā National Park encompasses 33,265 acres stretching from the Kīpahulu coastline in East Maui to the 10,023 ft. summit of Haleakalā volcano. We invite you to join us as we celebrate our 100th
anniversary here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. If you have a photo that you would like to share on Facebook and Twitter from your visit to the park from over the years, please do so! When sharing your photo, please use the hashtag #HaleakalaNP100.

 
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crew on Halemauʻu Trail working on the current alignment. Photo taken in 1936.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crew on Halemauʻu Trail working on the current alignment. Photo taken in 1936.

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Centennial Events, confirmed as of April 12, 2016

January

Two Exhibits Installed in Kahului Airport.

Interpretive Programs about the Haleakalā and National Park Service Centennials.

February

Headquarters Visitor Center re-opens. Seismic, structural, and door repairs completed.

Silversword outplantings with local youth.

Interpretive Programs about the Haleakalā and National Park Service Centennials.

March

Silversword outplantings with local youth.

Interpretive Programs about the Haleakalā and National Park Service Centennials.

Monthly Social Media campaign about Gifts from Our Elders (Park Centennial theme)

 
The Kalahaku Resthouse, also known as Craigielea, was the first facility built near the summit of Haleakalā in 1894.
The Kalahaku Resthouse, also known as Craigielea, was the first facility built near the summit of Haleakalā in 1894.

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April

Road to Kapahu Farm repaired.

National Park Week activities about Centennials:

·April 23: Junior Ranger Day "Talk Story
With Uncle Rex," a former Civilian Conservation Corp member who also turns 100
this year. 10am-12pm, at Headquarters Visitor Center.


April 23: Junior Ranger Day Hana No`eau ("Honoring traditions") Cultural
Demo Series at the Kīpahulu Visitor Center, 1pm-3pm.

Curriculum-based education programs include Centennial themes.

Interpretive Programs about the Haleakalā and National Park Service Centennials.

Monthly Social Media campaign about Gifts from Our Elders (Park Centennial theme).

May

New wayside exhibits installed at White Hill.

New bulletin boards installed parkwide.

Traveler Information Station am radio installed in both districts.

Headquarters Visitor Center exterior exhibits installed.

Interpretive Programs about the Haleakalā and National Park Service Centennials.

Monthly Social Media campaign about Gifts from Our Elders (Park Centennial theme).

June

June 2: First Issue Haleakalā Forever Stamp.

Interpretive Programs about the Haleakalā and National Park Service Centennials.

Monthly Social Media campaign about Gifts from Our Elders (Park Centennial theme).

 
Opening ceremony for Haleakalā Road with Sheriff of Honolulu Duke Kahanamoku, Superintendent Edward Wingate and Secretary of the Territories Arthur Greene taken in February 23, 1935.
Opening ceremony for Haleakalā Road with Sheriff of Honolulu Duke Kahanamoku, Superintendent Edward Wingate and Secretary of the Territories Arthur Greene taken in February 23, 1935.

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July

Girls' Court Haleakalā Experience.

Hana No`eau ("Honoring traditions") Cultural Demo Series.

Interpretive Programs about the Haleakalā and National Park Service Centennials.

Monthly Social Media campaign about Gifts from Our Elders (Park Centennial theme).

August

Hana No`eau ("Honoring traditions") Cultural Demo Series


August 28-October 23:
Art Exhibit about the Park Centennial launched at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Numerous symposiums and special programs offered in this time frame (dates TBD)

Curriculum-based education programs include Centennial themes.

Interpretive Programs about the Haleakalā and National Park Service .Centennials

Monthly Social Media campaign about Gifts from Our Elders (Park Centennial theme).

September

Employee reunion and volunteer appreciation dinner (date TBD).

 
Maui Boy Scouts unloading boxes containing nēnē to take to Palikū in 1962 during their reintroduction on Maui. Nēnē had originally disappeared from Maui by the 1890s.
Maui Boy Scouts unloading boxes containing nēnē to take to Palikū in 1962 during their reintroduction on Maui. Nēnē had originally disappeared from Maui by the 1890s.

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November

Curriculum-based education programs include Centennial themes.

Interpretive Programs about the Haleakalā and National Park Service Centennials.

Monthly Social Media campaign about Gifts from Our Elders (Park Centennial theme).

December

Completion of Nu`u fence to protect endangered species from invasive mammals. (Centennial Challenge grant)

Interpretive Programs about the Haleakalā and National Park Service Centennials.

Monthly Social Media campaign about Gifts from Our Elders (Park Centennial theme).

Dates To Be Determined:

Quarterly special program offerings by Friends of Haleakalā.

 
Centennial Juried Exhibition poster

Hawai'i National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition

Haleakalā National Park has teamed up with the Maui Arts and Cultural Center to present a juried art exhibition celebrating the centennial of the national parks of Hawai‘i. Residents of the United States, 18 years or older, are invited to submit their works of art for the exhibition scheduled for August 28 through October 23, 2016. To learn more about the exhibition and how to enter, please click here.

 
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Maui Middle School Chorus sings for ‪‎National Park Week‬ with a Jr. Ranger Day Tribute to CCC member Uncle Rex and Haleakalā National Park. The 6th Grade Chorus from Seabury Hall, a school on the slopes of Haleakalā, celebrating their own half century of education here in Hawai'i, offered this heart felt tribute to one of Maui's own, Uncle Rex of the Civilian Conservation Corps also known as Roosevelt's Tree Army.

 
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Introduction to the park's centennial bulletin.

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Haleakalā National Park Centennial Bulletin

Read Haleakalā National Park's Centennial Bulletin.

Last updated: May 9, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:

(808) 572-4400

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