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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  • This is our second visit, and returning was on my must do list. I love the history of the site itself and the way the docents bring the family that occupied the house until 1994 to life. It's a great....  more »
  • This group runs a very interesting tour of historic Kona coffee society often run by Japanese farmers  more »
  • The bread gets 5 stars. Cooked in a traditional outdoor Portuguese stone oven. Great place to learn and see a classic baking process. Parking is easy and there are boards to read and learn more about the area. It's a short 100 yard walk to a great coffee farm as well.
  • Go on Thursday for the Portuguese bread baking. You won't be sorry! It is delicious. The tour of the Greenwell Store was lovely too. Such a nice place off the beaten path.

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