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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  • Took part in the Polynesian bread rolling on Thursday as that is the day that they do it. Met some great folks and enjoyed the conversation. Get there at 10 to participate and/or at noon to buy the br...  more »
  • Try to grab the bread anytime I go buy there-yes an intended choice of words, and for sure I intend to go again often. The museum itself is certainly interesting. I have only toured it briefly but sho...  more »
  • The Kona Historical Society sponsors a Portuguese Sweet Bread workshop each Thursday; arrive by 10 am for hands-on working with dough and history of how Portuguese immigrants introduced bread making t...  more »

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Kealakekua offers limited accommodations. Some guesthouses and inns close to the water offer superb views of the coast and the historical parks on the shoreline. Highways 160 and 11 link a number of converted plantation house hotels, and pleasant, family-run guesthouses located between the bay and the village of Captain Cook. Many visitors to Kealakekua arrive as part of a day trip from Kona, a short drive to the north.
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