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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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  • Stopped by to buy some Portuguese Sweetbread during our first week and found out that anyone can stop by to help make bread. Came back the next week and helped roll bread. As an avid home baker, this ...  more »
  • An excellent way to support history, tradition and the beauty of Kona. From Jeep rides up Mauna Loa to tours of old coffee farms to lectures on preservation, the list goes on! Join in the fun! 
  • We didn't have time to visit for too long, but we did manage to pick up some fresh Portuguese sweet bread on the way to the airport. The fresh bread was delicious. Other types of bread include white a...  more »