Richard Smart and the Year 2020

January 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
275 Haili St.
Hilo HI 96720
Dr. Billy Bergin.  Photo credit: Dr. Billy Bergin

Dr. Billy Bergin. Photo credit: Dr. Billy Bergin

ONE DAY ONLY: Monday, January 6, 2020  3:00-4:30 P.M. AND 7:00-8:30 P.M.

The year was 1970 when Richard Smart, owner of the sprawling and historic Parker Ranch in Waimea, Hawai‘i, made two seminal personal promises:  To leave the ranch intact upon his passing, while codifying the design of the community for the ensuing half century, in his Parker Ranch 2020 Plan.  That year has now arrived, and the Hawai‘i Island community celebrates the fulfillment of Smart’s promises.  The ranch remains intact as a charitable trust with four beneficiaries—North Hawai‘i Community Hospital, Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, Parker School, and Hawai‘i Community Foundation—while the community has been blessed with the municipal infrastructure to accommodate Federal, State, County, and private amenities.

 Renowned veterinarian and author Dr. Billy Bergin has been associated with Parker Ranch since Smart’s Plan was implemented in 1970.  With Dexter Keawe‘ehu Vredenburg, in 2011 he co-authored Richard Smart of the Legendary Parker Ranch.  Dr. Bergin draws on the book, and particularly on his in-depth knowledge of the ranch’s history and benefits to the community, twice on Monday, January 6:  once from 3:00 to 4:30PM, and again from 7:00 to 8:30PM.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!