THE HERITAGE OF PANIOLO TO BE PRESERVED THROUGH THE DONATION OF THE PUKALANI STABLES
To celebrate the 175th anniversary, Parker Ranch announces its intention to donate their historic stables at Pukalani to the Paniolo Preservation Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public, thereby increasing awareness and appreciation of Paniolo’s history, its current and future importance to Hawaii’s ranching industry. Parker Ranch works with the Paniolo Preservation Society to make the gift of this important heritage heritage by pursuing their mutual goals of promoting and celebrating the Hawaiian breeding industry and the accomplishments of the generations of Paniolo who made this way of life and form possible agricultural activity.
“We are delighted to continue to support public awareness and appreciation for the Paniolo, who have played such an important role in not only the ranch’s history, but also Hawai’i, as well as the legacy. western cowboys from America, â€said Dutch Kuyper. , President and CEO of Parker Ranch Inc. “The Ranch Was”House of Paniolo since 1847‘, and the historic stables of Pukalani are a central meeting place for Waimea community, where the people of our city come together and celebrate the heritage of ranching, bringing together local residents and visitors. By dedicating and donating this asset, the unique stories of the Paniolo are preserved and accessible in perpetuity. We look forward to working with the Paniolo Preservation Society to make this donation to benefit the community. “
Pukalani Stables, through the Paniolo Preservation Society, is home to the Paniolo Heritage Center, the Na Wahine Holo Lio Pa’u Museum, a gift shop, and two popular weekly farmer’s markets. These farmers’ markets offer visitors and Waimea community a wide variety of fresh, locally grown, raised and made produce, including varietal coffee from all over the state, local organic produce, island honey, handmade soaps, and locally grown beef. outdoor grass, handmade jewelry and a variety of snacks, ready meals and gifts.
On Parker Ranch
Parker Ranch is one of the largest and oldest cattle ranches in United States. Parker Ranch, Inc. is owned by Parker Ranch Foundation Trust whose beneficiaries are four non-profit organizations: Queen’s North Hawai`i Community Hospital, Hawai`i Preparatory Academy, Parker School and the Hawaii Community Foundation. For more information, please visit www.parkerranch.com or www.prft.org.
About the paniolo preservation society
The Paniolo Preservation Society (PPS) was founded in 1998 as a 501 (c) 3 to raise awareness of the historical, current and future importance of Hawaii’s livestock industry with an emphasis on the roles, traditions and contributions of the paniolo. We are committed to preserving the paniolo tradition as a deep part of Hawaiian and American West history. PPS is also committed to perpetuating Hawaiian ranching as a proud and living heritage and to contribute to the economic and cultural vitality and diversity of Hawaii.
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