The island’s native Hawaiian roots are well-established in the art and artifacts displayed at the KAUA‘I MUSEUM in Lihu‘e. Hawaiian artifacts such as poi pounders, calabashes and kapa tell the story of Hawai‘i from ancient times to early sugar plantation life. The museum also covers everything from the missionary era to WWII memorabilia.
“THE STORY OF KAUA‘I,” a permanent exhibit, uses dioramas, murals, historic models and hundreds of artifacts to relate the island’s history.
The museum is located in two adjacent buildings at 4428 Rice St. in downtown Lihu‘e. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. There is a small admission fee.