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Kona Historical Society

Captain Cook, Hawaii

http://www.konahistorical.org

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.