Events Calendar

Our Latest Exhibit: “The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road”

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


Sharing the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry, Kona Historical Society presents the award-winning exhibit, “The Kona Coffee Story:  Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” The exhibit runs March through November in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum. With the introduction of coffee to Kona in 1828, the development of Kona’s world-famous coffee industry experienced its highs and lows. Voices of hard working coffee farmers and community leaders can be heard through personal accounts, historic photographs and artifacts featured in this exhibit, all of which tell the compelling story of the early days of Kona coffee. A product of extensive community collaboration led by the Kona Japanese Civic Association and the Japanese American National Museum, Kona Historical Society’s renewal of this world-traveled exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to be inspired by stories of Kona’s coffee pioneers and learn more about the deep roots of Kona’s coffee heritage and culture. This exhibit was generously funded by the State of Hawaii Grant in Aid and sponsored by Kona Trans.