Celebrate our Centennial! The 100th Anniversary of Haleakalā National Park
Posted: May 27th, 2016
He mau makana kēia i nāu i na kō makou kūpuna. (These are the gifts to you from our elders).
The Centennial Logo
Here is what the Centennial logo means: The ti leaf is a symbol of protection. Here, it represents countless generations who have cared for Haleakalā. In 1916, the National Park Service joined in the stewardship of this land, which provides homes for species found nowhere else on earth and supports Native Hawaiian stories, sites, and traditions that link the present to the past and future.
Haleakalā National Park was created on August 1, 1916 as part of Hawai'i National Park. The new park, which composed of the summit of Haleakalā volcano along with the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the Island of Hawai'i, was created days before the creation of the National Park Service on August 25, 1916. Today, Haleakalā National Park encompasses 33,265 acres stretching from the Kīpahulu coastline in East Maui to the 10,023 ft. summit of Haleakalā volcano. We invite you to join us as we celebrate our 100th anniversary here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. If you have a photo that you would like to share on Facebook and Twitter from your visit to the park from over the years, please do so! When sharing your photo, please use the hashtag #HaleakalaNP100.
Hawai'i National Parks 2016 Centennial Juried Exhibition
Haleakalā National Park has teamed up with the Maui Arts and Cultural Center to present a juried art exhibition celebrating the centennial of the national parks of Hawai‘i. Residents of the United States, 18 years or older, are invited to submit their works of art for the exhibition scheduled for August 28 through October 23, 2016. To learn more about the exhibition and how to enter, please click here.