His­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety pro­motes Miculka

West Hawaii Today - - Business -

Kona His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety named Gavin Miculka di­rec­tor of in­ter­pre­ta­tion to lead the mu­seum’s his­tor­i­cal in­ter­pre­ta­tion ini­tia­tives. He ad­vanced from his pre­vi­ous po­si­tion as as­sis­tant pro­gram di­rec­tor and mu­seum farm man­ager.

Miculka joined the Kona His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in 2014 with a back­ground in her­itage tourism and living his­tory, an un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree in recre­ation, park and tourism sci­ences with an em­pha­sis in nat­u­ral re­source man­age­ment from Texas A&M as well as a master’s de­gree in ap­plied an­thro­pol­ogy from the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land with an em­pha­sis in her­itage tourism and his­toric preser­va­tion.

“Gavin has done so much for Kona His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety over the past three years — the peace­ful and beau­ti­ful gar­dens at the Kona Cof­fee Living His­tory Farm, the en­gag­ing kids’ pro­gram­ming, and the won­der­ful Hawaii Tourism Au­thor­ity part­nered ‘Hands on His­tory’ cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties have im­mensely in­creased the qual­ity and value of our pro­gram­ming to vis­i­tors un­der his lead­er­ship,” said Kona His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Executive Di­rec­tor Joy Hol­land.

“I hope that our sites will be­come venues for kupuna, cul­tural prac­ti­tion­ers, and other com­mu­nity mem­bers to talk story, lead pro­grams, and share Kona’s his­tory with friends, vis­i­tors, and es­pe­cially Kona’s youth,” Miculka added. Po­haku­loa Train­ing Area.

It will be at the West Hawaii Civic Cen­ter Com­mu­nity Meet­ing Hale, 74-5044 Ane Keo­hokalole High­way and Q&A op­por­tu­ni­ties will be avail­able to meet rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the sup­port­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions and U.S. Army Gar­ri­son - Po­haku­loa.

RSVP with the Kon­aKo­hala Cham­ber of Com­merce at email info@ kona-ko­hala.com or phone 329-1758. the lat­est ad­di­tion to its Aloha Se­ries with Gold Cliff IPA, which it de­scribed as a bold, juicy beer that high­lights the ad­ven­tur­ous spirit of the Hawai­ian Is­lands by play­ing hom- age to the south­ern tip of Lanai, where the is­land’s first pineap­ple field over­looks cobalt blue wa­ters.

Kona Brewing Co.’s Gold Cliff IPA will launch na­tion­ally May 7.

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