Discover the stories of the people and places that shaped the history of the Pacific.
In Memoriam Burl Burlingame (1953-2019)
William G. “Burl” Burlingame was my friend for 33 years. But most importantly he was a friend to the community of history here in Hawaii.
Volunteers at Diamond Head State Monument Restoring the Native Landscape
Diamond Head State Monument
Diamond Head State Monument is a unique semi-wilderness landscape in urban Honolulu. The crater park and the exterior slopes of Diamond Head are covered with many invasive (quickly spreading non-native plants that have a harmful impact to the native landscape) plant species.
Attack on Pearl Harbor Escalates Isolation to Kalaupapa
Kalaupapa National Historical Park
The attack on Pearl Harbor changed the lives of the children at Kalihi Hospital in Honolulu and ultimately, Kalaupapa Settlement, established in 1866 for Hansen’s disease patients.
A Rendezvous with History: Del Byler
Pearl Harbor National Memorial
Leonard Del Byler, a man with a bucket list. In January 2017, I had the great honor to assist in fulfilling a small part of this bucket list. Coming to Hawaii and visiting the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor was on Del’s bucket list.