Kahului, Hawaii: This week’s Akakū Upstairs Salon Series will be held this Thursday, 4/20/17 from 6pm – 8pm at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. The guest speaker will be Jill Engledow, an award winning author and journalist. She will be sharing “The Maui News 1900- 2000, 100 Years as Maui’s Newspaper” which offers a glimpse of the 20th century as seen through the pages of Maui’s newspaper.
In its early years the Maui News depicted an island community in the throes of change, as the sugar and pineapple industries rapidly altered the island’s geographic, economic, political, and cultural landscape. In the 1960s and 1970s, possibly due to the arrival of counter-culturists, the Maui News expanded beyond its original conservative views. Learn about historical events and Maui culture.
Jill Engledow has lived on Maui since 1968. She was a former reporter and copy editor at the Maui News and is now a freelance writer living in Wailuku, with a special interest in Hawaiian history. She also writes a Sunday column for the Maui News which is a historical paragraph looking back at Maui’s history from 100 years counting down to a 10 year perspective.
Her latest book is “Sugarcane Days: Remembering Maui’s Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company” has won “A Preservation Honor Award” from the Historic Hawaii Foundation. For more information, go to her website.
The presentation will consist of looking back through Jill’s curated stories from Maui’s newspaper. It will be followed by a question & answer period.