***Kona Historical Society’s Holiday Schedule Changes***
November 26-28, December 24-January 1
The Kona Historical Society will be closed the following days so that we can catch up on maintenance/preservation projects and to give our workers and volunteers time with their friends & families during the holidays: November 26-28; December 24-January 1. This schedule change includes the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum and the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. If we miss you during these days we hope you will join us in the New Year!
The Portuguese Stone Oven’s holiday schedule is as follows:
Bake days will be:
Tuesday, Nov. 25
Thursday, Dec. 4
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Thursday, Dec. 11
Thursday, Dec. 18
Tuesday, Dec. 23
Thanksgiving, Nov. 27
Christmas, Dec. 25
New Year’s Day, Jan. 1
Holiday Wreath Making Jeep Trip
Saturday, November 22, 8AM - 3PM, "Up Mauka"
‘Tis the season to make a beautiful, natural foliage wreath! These wreaths are easy to do and will remain beautiful for many months. The Kona Historical Society will meet at the Kealakekua Ranch Center and travel up mauka, picking fresh ohia and other natural materials along the way. All wreath making materials (besides the ones you pick along the way!) will be provided along with a stew lunch and hot drinks. This trip is the perfect way to “capture the Holiday Spirit”!
As with all of our jeep trips, you must be a current KHS member to attend; click here if you would like to join or renew. To join this trip you must reserve a spot and send in your waiver along with a payment of $95 no later than Monday, November 17th. After this date the cost will be $105. You may reserve a spot online by clicking here. For members wishing to go but do not have 4WD, participation is based on space availability. This trip is limited so sign up today!
Bread Baking at the Portuguese Stone Oven
Every Thursday between 10:00AM-1:00PM
The Kona Historical Society’s Portuguese Stone Oven is a reproduction of a typical oven used by the Portuguese immigrants who came to Kona in the 1880’s. Join the process of panning the dough and baking 96 loaves of the traditional Sweet, White and Whole Wheat every Thursday between 10:00am-1:00pm. The program is FREE and the bread is $7 per loaf (sorry, we cannot reserve loaves of bread; first come, first served). Bread sales begin around 1:00pm until we sell out. Bring your lunch and make a day of it with an oven-side picnic in the pasture! We hope to see you at the Portuguese Stone Oven in the pasture below KHS headquarters in Kealakekua.
Historical Sunset Dinner Cruise Aboard the Body Glove
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 4:00-7:00PM
Step aboard and journey back in time, when ancient, powerful Kings ruled the rugged and fertile land of the Hawaiian Islands. The Body Glove’s luxurious, three hour guided historical dinner cruise to Kealakekua Bay and Captain Cook’s monument will capture your imagination and reveal many secrets of the Big Island.
Unwind along the way with a complimentary cocktail from the fully stocked, premium bar as your tour guide shares Hawaiian history, stories and legends relating to numerous landmarks along 12 miles of magnificent Kona coastline. You’ll visit famous points of interest including the Ahu’ena Heiau, the Holua Slide and the famous Kuamo’o Battlefield. Once you arrive at the bay, a full course Hawaiian style dinner will be served, followed by Kona coffee, assorted teas and dessert. Enjoy a beautiful sunset and live Hawaiian entertainment as you head back to Kailua. There’s an excellent chance you’ll see spinner dolphins during your cruise, and even humpback whales if you go during the winter. The Historical Sunset Dinner Cruises are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. To make a reservation visit the Body Glove Hawaii website or call 1-800-551-8911.
A portion of all proceeds from the Historical Cruise are donated to the Kona Historical Society for the preservation, restoration and education of the culture and history of the Kona Coast. Mahalo Body Glove!