Thursday, April 3, 2008

Makua Exhibit at the Peace Center

Makua Valley is a 4,190-acre valley located on the leeward side of the Waianae Mountains. The valley contains more than 40 endangered plant and animal species. Abundant archaeological evidence suggests that Makua Valley had a thriving Hawaiian community during pre-contact days. Makua Valley is said to be a sacred place to native Hawaiians, the mythic birthplace of the Hawaiian people.

For decades, the Army and the other services carried out training exercises in Makua Valley. In recent years, however, the training has drawn protests from residents and, increasingly, the attention of federal regulators.

Fred Dodge, Malama Makua spokesman, presents photos and paintings of Makua Valley at the Hawaii Peace Center. Be sure to check out the exhibit.

The exhibit starts on First Friday (4-4-08) and runs through the end of the month. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 5PM.

Hawaii Peace Center
19 N. Pauahi Street
Honolulu’s Chinatown 96817

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