Events Calendar

Special Holiday Bake Days!

Tuesdays, Dec. 5 & 19, available when the bread comes out of the oven (12:30-1pm) until pau at KHS in Kealakekua

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It’s that time of year when friends and family get together to….eat KHS’ Cinnamon Roll Bread! On Tuesdays, December 5 and 19, Kona Historical Society will be baking an oven full of Portuguese Cinnamon Roll Bread & Country Bread just in time for the holidays. Every Thursday KHS bakes close to 100 loaves of the traditional sweet, white and whole wheat bread after staff and visitors have worked to pan the dough. You’re invited to visit KHS’ Portuguese Stone Oven in Kealakekua to watch how they make their special Cinnamon and Country loaves of bread between 10:00am and 12:30pm. The bread is $8 per loaf (sorry, no bread reservations; first come, first served).  Bread sales begin around 1:00pm until sold out.  Bring your lunch and make a day of it with an oven-side picnic in the pasture!  For more info call 808-323-3222 or check out the Portuguese Ovens’ webpage.

“Elevation: Arts from the Coffeeland” Exhibit

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 1st Saturday of each Month, 10a.m.-2p.m., Nov. 3-Jan. 18

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Exploring the fine artistry and aesthetic beauty which emerged from work in the coffeeland of Kona, this exhibit elevates the utilitarian through the presentation of original art and objects inspired by coffee culture and heritage. Objects typically prized for their function, many which were essential for coffee work and life, are celebrated here for their exquisite craftsmanship and design elements. This diverse arrangement of works includes lauhala, calligraphy, woodcut, sculpture, sashiko, photography, textiles and more. This event has been generously supported by the Hawaii State Foundation of Culture and the Arts and a donation “In Remembrance of Saburo and Kikue Yamato.  A gift from Ethel, Ted and Kelly Toki”. Additional support was provided by Kona Frame Shop.

Hands On History

Every Wednesday & Friday at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 11a.m.

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Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook will be having “Hands On History” activities every Wednesday & Friday, 11a.m. - 1p.m. that help visitors explore Kona’s history in a deeper and more sensory way. Participation is free with the purchase of admission to the farm. The Society hopes this program will help perpetuate these cultural traditions and further preserve the history behind Kona’s coffee industry and its pioneers. This unique program is supported through a grant from Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Come and experience Kona’s Stories!
The schedule for upcoming activities is as follows:

    11/17 - Art & Language: Learning Japanese with Calligraphy
    11/22 - Balanced Bento: Pickles as a Mainstay of the Japanese Table
    11/24 - Beans in the Skillet: Coffee Roasting at Home
    11/29 - Home Grown Remedies: Kona’s Traditions of Medicinal Gardening
    12/1 - Fresh Off the Press: Making Tofu in the Family Kitchen
    12/6 - Backyard Groceries: Sustainability in the Kitchen Garden
    12/8 - Art & Language: Learning Japanese with Calligraphy
    12/13 - Home Grown Remedies: Kona’s Traditions of Medicinal Gardening
    12/15 - Beans in the Skillet: Coffee Roasting at Home
    12/20 - Balanced Bento: Pickles as a Mainstay of the Japanese Table
    12/22 - Floral Philosophy: The Art and Harmony of Ikebana
    12/27 - Home Grown Remedies: Kona’s Traditions of Medicinal Gardening
    12/29 - A Japanese Tradition for the New Year: Mochi Making!

Bread Baking at the Portuguese Stone Oven

Every Thursday between 10a.m.-12:30p.m.

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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 10:00a.m.-12:30p.m. The program is free and the bread is $8 per loaf (sorry, we cannot reserve loaves of bread; first come, first served).  Bread sales begin around 1:00p.m. 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.