$100 – $125

Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Russian fortress Fort Elizabe...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Courtyard by Marriott Kaua'i at Coconut Beach

650 Aleka Loop

Kapaa, HI 96746

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

This year, Russia and the United States commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Russian settlements and founding of the Russian fortresses Fort Alexander, Fort Barclay de Tolly and the only one remaining, Fort Elizabeth (Hawaiian: Paʻulaʻula o Hipo), on the island of Kauai. These events are a bright page of the history of positive relations between Russia and the United States.

In this commemoration, we plan to hold a celebratory ceremony, a forum, round table, exhibition, a proposed restoration project of the settlement and presentation of several books, as well as a traditional Hawaiian reception and cultural show. Our goal is directed toward strengthening humanitarian ties and mutual understanding between the two nations. We view this as an excellent opportunity to remember the contributions which Russians made in the development of the American continent and in the growth of the spiritual life of the indigenous people of the US.

Steady growth of interest of the citizens of our countries in the pages of history, joint efforts in the field of preservation and promotion of historical and cultural heritage will help to revive communications between our people and to overcome the current decline in relationships between the countries. An opportunity to touch this joint history gives an extraordinary force of influence and raises awareness of participation of the two nations with each other. Additionally, it can give an enormous boost to Hawaii’s travel industry (specifically Kauai) and economy. We hope to attract the attention into restoring Fort Elizabeth to its full historical potential, generating global interest for academics, historians and tourists.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Courtyard by Marriott Kaua'i at Coconut Beach

650 Aleka Loop

Kapaa, HI 96746

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved