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Kona Historical Society, Kealakekua

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The Kona Historical Society is a community-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Smithsonian Museum affiliate with the only permanent National Endowment for Humanities exhibits in Hawaii — the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum in Kealakekua and the Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook.

The Society collects, preserves and shares the history of the Kona Districts and their larger context in the history of Hawaii.

Over the past three decades, the Society has garnered dozens of awards and commendations for its unique museums, two national and state registered buildings, public programs, and research archive.

To join us or for more information, go to www.konahistorical.org.

Also visit us at:

- Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook: Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday; Admission cost $15 for adults, $5 for kids, and free for kids under age 5

- H.N. Greenwell Store Museum: Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; Admission cost $7 for adults, $3 for kids and free for kids under age 5

- Portuguese Stone Oven Bread Baking Program: Happening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays; Free to participate in program; Bread sales begin around 12:30 p.m.; Bread costs $8 per loaf.
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  • the lady only charged us 10. although we were 7 people. the museum was the original store of Mr greenwell. now there is an exhibit about the Japanese and about their contribution towards coffee planta...  more »
  • There are 2 locations with entirely different experiences on each. The Living History Farm simulates what life was like on a typical coffee farm run by Japanese tenant farmers before WWII. The Farm of...  more »
  • Wow - great way to find out about coffee farming and a Japanese family's life in 1920's and forward. You tour the farm at your own pace. The day I was there, there were 3 docents who knew a remarkable...  more »

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