Community Connection: West Hawaii thespian portrays Thomas Jaggar

  • Ka‘u actor, playwright and director Dick Hershberger was the featured speaker for the February installment of the Hanohano O Kona Lecture Series. (National Park Service/Special to West Hawaii Today)

West Hawaii Today is proud to unveil our newest digital feature, “Community Connection.” This video series features a variety of community members sharing their talents for all amid Gov. David Ige’s stay-at-home order.

If you have a video you would like to share, whether it be a how-to, performance or presentation, email Laura Ruminski at for more details.

The second installment of our Community Connection series features West Hawaii thespian Dick Hershberger portraying Dr. Thomas Jaggar, volcanologist and founder of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Hershberger, a Ka‘u resident, has been performing the critically acclaimed program of “A Walk In The Past” at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for more than seven years. He has acted in theatrical and film productions throughout Hawaii. His latest play is slated for production in the fall of 2020 in Vienna, Austria.

Video courtesy Dick Hershberger/Kona Historical Society.

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