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Free Sugar Plantation Photo Exhibit Opens August 2nd

Media Release:

“A Plantation Town of the Past: Photographs of Paul Christensen 1930s-1970s” opens August 2 at the North Hawai‘i Education & Research Center (NHERC) in Honoka‘a.

Experience five decades of the Big Isle’s sugar plantation history through 50 vintage images, mostly in black and white. Also on display will be color aerial shots of five sugar mills.

The free exhibit is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, August 2-14.

NHERC is easy to find in the heart of Honoka‘a when enroute to Waipi‘o Valley. It’s located next to Honoka‘a’s medical facility at 45-539 Plumeria St. and across from the landmark Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.  NHERC is an ADA-accessible facility.

For additional information, phone 808-775-8890.

Presented by NHERC, a branch of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, and the Honoka‘a Business Association, the two-week display is supported by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the County of Hawai‘i and private community contributions