Finding inspiration in the past, creating meaning for the present and planning for the future.

Kona Historical Society's - The Kona Coffee Living History Farm

"The Uchida project is not a Kona project or a Hawai'i project. It is a national project which tells in eloquent and dramatic language that this is an American Story which represents success, family values, and independence."

Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator

"… it was the best living history museum yet."
George Takei, actor Commander Sulu in Star Trek

"You have developed a program that is creative, informative, and most crucial…it is interactive and encourages learning in its most stimulating form."
Judith Fox-Goldstein, Director, Univeristy of Hawai'i-Hilo Conference Center and President, Destination Hilo

Old World Wisconsin's Aldo Leopold Environmental History Trail Wayside Exhibits
"The trail we dedicate today is more than a nature trail, it is also a people trail. It ties nature and people together. It takes a historical approach to the interaction between people and nature. It is called the Environmental History Trail. It is a unique idea and Tom Woods is to be commended for coming up with it. . . . [This trail] gives us an ecological interpretation of history."
Marlin Johnson
, Aldo Leopold Environmental History Trail Dedication Speaker, June 3, 2000

Recognition for Career and Consultant Projects

Best of Milwaukee 2000, Best New Nature Trail, from Milwaukee Magazine for the Aldo Leopold Environmental History Trail.

John T. Schlebecker Award for outstanding contributions and commitment to the living history museum field, given by the Association for Living History Farms and Agricultural Museums.

Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for the Kona Coffee Living History Farm project, to the Kona Historical Society.

Hawai`i Preservation Award from the Hawaii Preservation Association for the Kona Coffee Living History Farm project, to the Kona Historical Society.

National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the Kona Coffee Living History Farm project, to the Kona Historical Society.

Gold Award for Echoes from the Land: Stories from the Heartland, from the Association of Commercial Video Producers for Old World Wisconsin orientation video.

Governor's Award for Pleasant Ridge African-American Exhibit at Old World Wisconsin

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