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Kona Historical Society

Kealakekua, Hawaii
* This organization participates in the Affiliate Reciprocal Membership Program

The Kona Historical Society collects, preserves, and shares Kona District's unique island heritage. Its archives hold over 40,000 photos more than 140 maps, rare and out-of-print books, manuscripts, oral history interviews, and audiovisual material.  The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum is inside a state- and nationally designated historic building built in 1875,  Today it offers a glimpse of the Kona mauka in the 1890s-a multi-ethnic society centered on ranching and farming.  The Society also operates a Coffee Living History Farm, which includes a seven-acre working coffee farm first homesteaded in 1900 and a farmhouse built in 1925 by Japanese coffee pioneers during the industry's heyday.  Through self-guided tours and costumed interpreters, visitors learn about the Kona's coffee crop and coffee pioneers.