History, culture of Westside areas presented

HANAPEPE — The public is invited to a special panel presentation on the history and culture of the Wahiawa ahupuaa, Hanapepe and eastern Makaweli, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hanapepe Public Library.

“We know that Aletha Kaohi, Kupuna Janet Kahalekomo and Nancy McMahon are all knowledgeable about these areas and are graciously willing to share their knowledge with us,” said Wayne Souza, who is coordinating the presentation.

Kaohi is one of Kauai’s Living Treasures and is the director of the West Kauai Technology and Visitor Center. She will share her knowledge of the area, including Wahiawa, Eleele, Hanapepe and Makaweli.

Kahalekomo, an educator and cultural practitioner, grew up in the Port Allen area and is a lifelong resident of the area.

McMahon, formerly working for the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, had duties covering Kauai. She will share the archaeological and historical literature of these areas.

The presentation is co-sponsored by the Hanapepe Public Library and the Hanapepe-Eleele community group.

Info: 353-1476, or Hanapepe.Eleele.Kauai@gmail.com


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