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Welcome to our site!

Welcome to the Waimea Preservation Association (WPA), a community-based nonprofit organization committed to preserving the rich heritage of Waimea and supporting a strong and prosperous community.

Our mission is to bring people together to protect and honor the cultural, historical, and natural resources of Waimea. We work tirelessly to preserve the community’s unique identity, foster community engagement, and promote sustainable development.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the WPA’s mission, events, and programs. Whether you are a long-time resident, a visitor, or simply someone who cares about preserving the rich heritage of Waimea, we welcome your support and participation.

Thank you for your interest in the Waimea Preservation Association. Together, we can make a difference and create a strong and prosperous community that we can all be proud of.

Ensuring that Waimea’s heritage is preserved, valued, and protected with its architecture, stories, and historic resources by an engaged community with a strong sense of citizenship. 

Help Us!

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to fulfill our mission. By becoming a member of the WPA, you are helping to ensure that the cultural and natural resources of Waimea are protected for future generations. Your contribution also supports our educational programs, community events, and ongoing preservation efforts.


Historic Spencer House from the front.

Historic Spencer House

“One of Waimea’s oldest buildings, the Spencer House, survives to this day at the Waimea Center entrance close to McDonald’s. Built mid-nineteenth century by William French, an early local businessman. the Spencer House has included a hotel, restaurant, gift store, real estate office, Attorney’s office, and non-profit organizations. Waimea Preservation Association has been involved in…
Minuke'ole Park

Helping to Care for Minuke’ole Park

“Waimea Preservation Association (WPA) has been helping care for Minuke’ole Park behind Parker Ranch Shopping Center for a number of years. One restoration event was a Hawaiian dry-stone setting workshop in 2016 sponsored by WPA and other community organizations. The wall rebuilding project recalled the name of the park, formerly a Parker Ranch corral. Paniolo…

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