Events Calendar

Hands On History

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


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:

    1/3 - A Japanese New Year Tradition: Mochi Making!
    1/5 - Weaving Tools & Treasures: Lauhala on a Kona Coffee Farm
    1/10 - Fresh Off the Press: Making Tofu in the Family Kitchen
    1/12 - Beans in the Skillet: Coffee Roasting at Home
    1/17 - Balanced Bento: Pickling as a Mainstay of the Japanese Table
    1/19 - Floral Philosophy: The Art and Harmony of Ikebana
    1/24 - Home Grown Remedies: Kona’s Traditions of Medicinal Gardening
    1/26 - Art & Language: Learning Japanese with Calligraphy
    1/31 - Backyard Groceries: Sustainability in the Kitchen Garden
    2/2 - Beans in the Skillet: Coffee Roasting at Home

Bread Baking at the Portuguese Stone Oven

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


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.