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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  • 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 »
  • We went to the old store museum with a special exhibit on the Japanese who farmed the area. We found that so interesting and well done that we went on to the Living History Farm not far away. Pauline ...  more »

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