Time Travel in Kona

A Little Bit of HistoryBig Island

Life for Kona’s coffee 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 first-hand what life was like for these farm workers. Each week, the KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY hosts its Hands On History program. 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 people who once called Kona home. During these sessions, guests have the opportunity to try their hands at activities such as coffee roasting, medicinal herb gardening, Japanese calligraphy, Japanese pickling, lauhala weaving, mochi making, ikebana flower arranging, sashiko embroidery and tofu making. KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 808-323-3222

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