Culture, History, Historic House
Located in a beautifully refurbished plantation superintendent's home, next to Hawaii's last operating sugar mill, the museum exhibits the history and heritage of the sugar industry and the multi-ethnic plantation life it engendered.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Park
The earliest history of Allerton Garden was intermingled with the upper part of the Lawa’i Valley that is now the McBryde Garden. Both were integral to the ahupua’a (land division) of Lawa’i. It was not until well after the arrival of the first Europeans in the late 1700s and the subsequent changes to the traditional Hawaiian way of life that the history of the lower Lawa’i Valley began to diverge from that of the upper valley.
Located on a 12 acre campus, the State Museum of Natural and Cultural Historyincludes permanent exhibits on Hawaiian history, culture and the natural sciences; rotating exhibits and interactive displays; daily demonstrations by folk artists and performanc
Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, Historic House, Library, Park, Specialized
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, is the only museum in the state of Hawai‘i devoted exclusively to contemporary art. TCM provides an accessible forum for provocative, dynamic forms of visual art, offering interaction with art and artists in a unique Island environment.
The Cultural Learning Center at KaÔala is a greenhouse of the native Hawaiian culture. Through hands-on educational programs for schools, reforestation projects, cultural exchanges and educational tours, they teach native Hawaiian values, cultural and ag
Tour a replica of a traditional Hawaiian village, gardens, the ÒHana LockupÓ -- an 1871 historic courthouse and jail -- and a museum on the history and culture of the Hana coast.
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association is a very active organization. One of its most visible activities is the annual Okinawan Festival, a two-day extravaganza held at the Kapiolani Park bandstand, featuring Okinawan music, dance and other cultural activities. The Festival provides an opportunity to share the unique Okinawan culture with all of Hawaii’s people in a festive outdoor setting.
The major exhibit ÒOkage Sama De: I am what I am because of youÓ chronicles the history of the Japanese in HawaiÔi through from their arrival in the late 1800s through todayÕs multicultural society. See recreations of plantation homes, schoolhouse, store
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, University
On the campus of the University of HawaiÔi at Manoa, this new museum features the collections of local painter John Young, with a special focus on the arts of China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Visitors to Kahanu Garden will learn about the cultural relationships between people and these remarkable plants that were transported around the Pacific on ancient voyaging canoes. Among the different ethnobotanical collections at Kahanu Garden is the world’s largest collection of breadfruit cultivars, which serves as a germplasm repository for this important South Pacific food crop.
Lanai City, Hawai'i
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Library, Natural History
The Lanai Culture & Heritage Center seeks to inspire people to be informed, thoughtful and active stewards of their heritage by preserving, interpreting and celebrating Lanai's Hawaiian heritage, its diverse cultures, and ranching and plantation era histories.
Art, Culture, General, Library
Art, Culture, General, Specialized
The Guild is Maui's only member owned and operated Fine Crafts Cooperative. Each and every day, one of the Guild members is working at the store. It had been located in the same location in Pa'ia since it began until the end of 2008, when it moved to the new location just a few doors down at 69 Hana Highway. Collectors from around the globe return to the store to find exquisite handmade crafts from Maui artisans.
Culture, Historic House, Historical Society
Built in 1833 on land that once was part of the royal compound of Kahekili, last chief of Maui, the Bailey House was once part of a school for Hawaiian girls and was the home of missionary teachers Edward and Caroline Bailey. The Bailey House is now a museum showcasing Hawaiian culture, artifacts, paintings and furnishings from 19th century Maui.
This community center serves as a lively gathering place for MauiÕs Okinawan community and others interested in Okinawan culture. Displays of household furnishing, tools and musical instruments honor the first generation immigrants and their descendants.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Park
McBryde Garden visitors can explore 50 acres of diverse plant collections including Hawaiian native and ethnobotanical species, palms, rubiaceae (coffee family), zingiberales (heliconia family), and erythrina (coral trees). See exotic spices from allspice to vanilla on the Spice of Life Trail, and take a journey back in time in the Hawaiian Life Canoe Plant Garden and along the Biodiversity Trail.
Seven recreated villages represent various Polynesian cultures with craft demonstrations, music and dance performances.