During the Polynesian Cultural Center’s 60th anniversary celebration in October 2023, many alumni returned to Laie to enjoy our eight-day reunion. Through this new Legacy website,  we welcome everyone to continue to enjoy…

one of the most successful cultural attractions in the wolrd

The remarkable journey of the
Polynesian Cultural Center


The University of Hawaii at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business inducts President David O. McKay to the Hawaii Hospitality Hall of Fame

David O. McKay
David Hannemann

We proudly dedicate this new online historical website to the memory and indefatigable efforts of the late Tausilinuʻu “Uncle David” Hannemann.

guardians of our history

” …had a lifelong passion for collecting memorabilia, a lot of which formed a significant part of the Centerʻs mountainous archives .”

“He kept his secretaries busy, and in later years, also used several senior service missionaries simultaneously to help compile, maintain, digitize and preserve the materials he collected.”

60 years of excellence

Celebrating our rich Cultures, History and Legacy

Many of our kūpuna are no longer with us, but their legacy lives on . . . and our voyage of faith continues to bless the lives of today’s young PCC employees and all the guests who grace these grounds.

a new book

Ambassador to the world

The Polynesian Cultural Center: Ambassador to the World, by R. Lanier Britsch and Tausilinu’u David Hannemann, ©2023, Polynesian Cultural Center

…was initially compiled in the early 2000s by BYU history professor emeritus Prof. “Lanny” Britsch, a Church history author, former BYU/BYU–Hawaii administrator, and senior history missionary at the Center; and the Center’s long-time senior executive and unofficial historian, “Uncle” David Hannemann. The Center revived the project in preparation for the 60th anniversary, and asked Prof. Britsch to update the book to 2023.


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