THE MISSION of the Haiku Living Legacy Project (H.L.L.P.) is to preserve and perpetuate the historical legacy unique to the community currently known as Haiku. The district historically includes the following communities: Haiku, Halehaku, Honopou, Huelo, Kailua, Kapakalua, Kokomo, Kuiaha, Maliko, Pauwela, and Peahi.
• Promote the preservation of Haiku historical data and memorabilia; written, spoken, and otherwise perpetuated, for future generations.
• Provide venues for the public to enjoy this collection. Venues may include, but not be limited to, the creation of a website, historical displays at public events, educational outreach, and/or publications.
• Seek grants and other sponsor funds to support and build the project.
• Create a H.L.L.P. organization to maintain and oversee the integrity and quality of all H.L.L.P. projects
• All funds raised by projects generated by H.L.L.P. are to be used to perpetuate the Haiku Living Legacy Project.
Haiku has recently become one of the fastest growing communities on Maui and risks losing its unique character, sense of place and history. This has fostered a drive among both present and former Haiku residents to preserve and share the rich legacy that makes Haiku the place it is today. The Haiku Living Legacy Project has been formed to create a permanent archive of historical data and photos. It will be made publicly accessible to all who are interested and especially those students, teachers, and historians in Haiku and on Maui to study our history and culture. HLLP wants to support a permanent location for the display and storage of the historical data and photos and to reach out to the general public through traveling displays and the internet website.
OUR NAME: HAIKU LIVING LEGACY PROJECT
The words “legacy” and “history” are often used interchangeably. What’s the difference? History is an essential part of a legacy, but a legacy is more than just history. A legacy is a bequest to future generations. It’s an asset that can appreciate or depreciate over time.
The Ha’iku Living Legacy Project is an asset that will consist of historical memorabilia and anecdotal experiences. Collecting the photos, memories, documents, artifacts and other memorabilia can take us back into the past for the benefit of the future. We can then create new images and plans to help revitalize our community as the place of the future.
–paraphrased from Hiroshi Yamauchi, former Haiku Resident & inspiring founding member of HLLP