Helmets and Heroes

Still mildly shaken from the false alert of a missile attack earlier in the morning, local and visiting sketchers descended upon the Honolulu Fire Museum yesterday. Like on our first visit two years ago, yesterday’s event started with a fascinating review of firefighting history in Honolulu by a group of expert docents Fire Inspectors Mau and Kunimitsu (with support from Fire Inspectors Zablan, Inay, Enos III, and others), followed by a sketch session that encompassed the museum’s exhibits as well as its urban environment. Engine #6, the first unit to respond to the Pearl Harbor attack, was featured in several sketches, as were helmets, speaking horns, and other firefighting paraphernalia dating back as far as the 19th century. This past week, the HFD celebrated its 167th anniversary! At show and tell, visiting sketchers from Seattle and Sydney mingled with the locals as we shared sketches and perspectives, both literal and figurative.

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

See you at our next event on January ​27!

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