Sugar Museum E-News, July 2017
E-News, July 2017
Museum circa 1987
Museum prior to opening in 1987.
Sugar Museum Celebrates Pearl Jubilee

On July 15, 2017, the Sugar Museum will celebrate thirty years of telling the history of sugar on Maui.  The majority of island residents have a connection to the sugar industry and camp life. For the last thirty years we have maintained that connection for the community through education and community outreach programs and our archives.  So what's in store for the next thirty years?

Currently, the Board of Director s is reviewing a proposal from Alexander & Baldwin, LLC, which provides for a thirty year lease of the existing property (1.79 acres), as well as adjoining property (2.308 acres), for a total 4.098 acres.  Securing a long term lease is the first step towards the museum's future expansion and provides an opportu nity for growth.  READ MORE
Cane Book
New Book Available At Sugar Museum

"Cane-Hawaii's Last Sugar Harvest/Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company," published by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. is available in our gift shop for $39.95 plus tax.  Copies of this beautifully photographed, hard cover book were generously donated to the museum by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.  All proceeds go towards our mission and programs. Outer island and Mainland residents may call us to place a secure phone order for purchase and shipping.  The Sugar Museum is grateful for the donation.
Sugar Museum Achieves Silver Status

The Sugar Museum recently earned the Silver GuideStar Nonprofit Profile participation level!  This leading symbol of nonprofit transparency and accountability is presented by GuideStar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information.  READ MORE
Ringing In A New Beginning

This bell from the museum's collection was borrowed by HC&S during the transitioning of their employees.  It was installed outside of their Human Resources and was rung each time an employee successfully transitioned to another place in the community.  It became a symbol of new beginnings for the employees leaving the Puunene mill and plantation.
Sugar Museum Board Meeting
Visiting An Old Friend

The Sugar Museum's Board of Directors held a meeting at the Maui Tropical Plantation in December of 2016.  Posing with the "Claus Spreckels," the museum's locomotive, are
(L-R): John Hoxie, Steve Onaga, Puck, Waterhouse, Ken Ota, Roger MacArthur, Richard Cameron, Roslyn Lightfoot, Willie Kennison, Howard Nakamura and Doug Sheehan.  The historic locomotive and Kalakaua coach car were restored in the 1980s and are on long term loan to the Plantation.
SugarCane Days Book
Sugar Museum, Maui Author, Receive Preservation Award

Congratulations to Maui author Jill Engledow, recipient of Historic Hawaii Foundation's Achievement in Interpretive Media award for her book, "Sugarcane Days, Remembering Maui's Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company."  Ms. Engledow was recognized at the 43rd Preservation Honor Awards on May 19, 2017, for her carefully researched photographs from the Sugar Museum archives.  The book, which was published just prior to the closing of the HC&S Co. Puunene mill, is a nostalgic look back at the end of an era.  The award was also presented to Maui Island Press, Cynthia Conrad and the Sugar Museum.
Sugar Museum Donates Film Collection
Sugar Museum Donates Films For Preservation

The Sugar Museum donated its collection of sugar industry films to the West Oahu campus of the University of Hawaii Manoa's film vaults at the 'Ulu'ulu Henry Ku'ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaii.  READ MORE Learn about 'Ulu'ulu HERE.
Sugar Museum Exhibit Panels
Community Outreach

Did you know that the Sugar Museum lends photos, storyboards and exhibits to the community?  Does your cultural group have an upcoming event?  Are you looking to display historic materials?  Give us a call!  READ MORE
Sugar Museum Education Program
Sugar Museum Education Program Wraps 27th Season

The Sugar Museum's education program wrapped its 27th season at the end of May.  1475 students from 20 Maui and interisland schools traveled here to learn about what life was like on the plantation in the early 1900s, as well as the process of sugar from field to factory.  READ MORE
Puunene Mill East View
Why Do Old Places Matter?

Historic places, if kept and used, can continue to be a living part of our society.  Why do old places matter to you?  READ MORE  from The National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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