In the Hawaiian language, a mo`olelo is a story. This page has the Kona Historical Society's collection of mo'olelo as told by Hannah Springer or Ruby McDonald and researched by Jean Greenwell. We’d like to thank the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts for making this possible.

Kawanui, a favorite sport of old Hawai`i

The Judd Trail

Puuwaawaa

Puuhonua o Honaunau

The Sharks of Kahalu`u

The Menehune Breakwater at Kahaluu Bay

The Flow of 1801 and Kamehameha

The Makahiki

Alii Chiefs of old Hawai`i

Kainaliu

Kapu

Kahaluu and the heiau of Makolea

Kaahumanu

Maniniowali

Paaiea

The Kona Orange

Ai Noa or Free Eating

Mamalahoe - The Law of the Splintered Paddle

Opukahaia - a Kona Boy

Poo Hawaii Pond at Keauhou

Nawawa

Kanaka Kope - Hawaiian Coffee

Cattle or Pipi

Puu Ohau

Waiaha - Queen Emma’s Birthplace?

Sugar or Ko

Hookena

Kauhou

Stone Walls

The Farmlands of Kona

First Portrait of Kamehameha

Ahuena Heiau

Holua

Kamakahonu

Plymouth Rock of Hawaii

Cattle or Pipi 2

Kuemanu

Kalanikopuu

Mokuoahi