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Kona Historical Society

81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8133
+1 808-323-3222
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Darn good effort on limited funds to tell the great stories about South Kona.

Try to grab the bread anytime I go buy there-yes an intended choice of words, and for sure I intend... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Bobb L
,
Captain Cook, Hawaii
Making Portuguese Sweet Bread

The Kona Historical Society sponsors a Portuguese Sweet Bread workshop each Thursday; arrive by 10... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Eileen L
,
Davis, California
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Kona Historical Society is the non-profit organization that oversees the award-winning H.N. Greenwell Store Museum and the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Come visit these living history experiences where you'll be immersed in a vivid and unforgettable story of Hawaii's colorful past. KHS also provides free lectures, community and members-only events, as well as jeep trips and other fun activities.
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81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8133
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+1 808-323-3222
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

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 should surely make a point to do so...More

Thank Bobb L
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, Bobb! We love it when kama'aina can appreciate the local stories and foods. :)

Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 to Hawaiian islands. While the bread bakes, you can take a short tour of Greenwell...More

1  Thank Eileen L
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Mahalo for the great review.

Reviewed 4 September 2017

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 was in the Japanese-style home there...More

1  Thank bfm87
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

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 plantation. unique opportunity. then at the end of this year they...More

1  Thank Raihan K
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review!

Reviewed 17 July 2017

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 offers some Hands-on Histoy experiences that are worth going for. You can...More

1  Thank Diane A
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

It is so wonderful to hear when a visitor finds a connection with the Farm or exhibits. Thank you so much for sharing this. It makes what we do all that more rewarding.

Reviewed 5 March 2017

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 amount of information & were...More

Thank BeantownSusan
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you so much for your great review!

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Relaxing time and great cup of coffee afterwards ! Sadly it's only once a week, would definitely come back. Sounds of nature all around help too.

Thank kaylain
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The farm and their guides are a wonderful source to learn about life before refrigeration, power tools, and ready to wear clothes. Our visit started with the turning of a hand crank and eating a fresh macadamia nut. Our docent Barry talked about the family's...More

Thank nolee707
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

We are tickled pink when people enjoy the Farm and come away with a few memories. It looks like you got that and more! Thank you for the kind review. We'll be sure to show it to Barry and Pauline.

Reviewed 16 December 2016

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 was so much fun, and it was...More

Thank Kathryn M
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

I'm so glad you got a chance to help out at the Portuguese Stone Oven! It's what many visitors have told us is a "hidden gem".

Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

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!

Thank beckymello
konahistorical, Public Relations Manager at Kona Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Yes, exactly! Join in the FUN! Thank you for the nice review.

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