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Tour Lahaina and Ka‘anapali’s Historic Sites

Lahaina is a charming town of rich historical significance. As the former capital of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i, Lahaina boasts 62 historic sites—all easily accessible on Lahaina Historic Trail. Look for the bronze plaques affixed throughout 55 acres of Lahaina and set off on your journey to the past. En route, you’ll see designated National… Continue »

Visit a Beautiful Country Gallery

One of Maui’s OLDEST PLANTATION ESTATES also houses an elegant art hub. The HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER offers a lovely exhibit gallery and adjacent studios devoted to photography, ceramics, print, woodworking and jewelry. The center, located a mile below MAKAWAO, was founded in 1934 by Ethel Baldwin, wife of Harry Baldwin, a pioneer in… Continue »

Absorb the Spirit of Hula

In its authentic form, HULA is the most powerful expression of indigenous Hawaiian culture that exists. The CHANTS and MUSIC accompanying hula are, in essence, ORAL HISTORY OF HAWAI‘I’S NATIVE PEOPLE, passed down from one kumu hula (hula teacher) to another. King David Kalakaua, who came to the throne in 1874, is credited with reviving… Continue »

Hang In An Off-Island Culture Club

Get in on the story of Lana‘i and its people at LANA‘I CULTURE AND HERITAGE CENTER (808-565-7177). As a non-profit charitable organization “honoring the past, enriching the future,” the center collects and displays ARTIFACTS from the various eras of the Pineapple Island’s storied history. This includes items found during archaeological investigations, discovered by workers in… Continue »