Time Travel in Kona

A Little Bit of HistoryBig Island

Life for Kona’s coff ee pioneers wasn’t an easy one, but it was one forged in the values of honoring one’s family, independence and resourcefulness. Now, visitors to the 5.5-acre KONA COFFEE LIVING HISTORY FARM have the chance to learn fi rst-hand what life was like for these farm workers. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday the KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY hosts its Hands On History program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Hands On History provides a unique opportunity for visitors and residents alike to learn and practice traditional activities that were important to the daily lives of our Kona ancestors,” says Gavin Miculka, museum manager. During these fascinating sessions, guests have the opportunity to try their hands at activities such as coff ee roasting, medicinal herb gardening, Japanese calligraphy, Japanese pickling, lauhala weaving, mochi making, ikebana fl ower arranging, sashiko embroidery and tofu making.

Note: at press time, the Kona Coff ee Living History Farm was scheduled to reopen in August. Go to konahistorical.org for updates. KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 808-323-3222