Kalukalu Ranch Homestead

History is Alive at KHS Planning for the Future…

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Conceptual site plan for Kalukalu Ranch Homestead

The Kalukalu Ranch Homestead will be an outdoor living history exhibit that tells the story of Kona’s ranching heritage. Two components of this project, the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum and the Portuguese Stone Oven, are already open to visitors.  Future structures include a typical family ranch home and outbuildings, as well as traditional cattle walls and animal pens.  Animals, interpretive exhibits, and traditional activities such as bread baking, lei making, blacksmithing, and saddle making will depict the everyday life of Kona’s cowboys and ranching families.

 

Honoring Kona’s Prior Generations

We’ll be depicting the traditional way of life for Kona cowboys by perpetuating its multicultural heritage with a mix of interpretive, diverse, and fun experiences, including:
• Lei making         • Ukulele playing         • Lauhala weaving         • Rawhide braiding
• Roping demonstrations       • Historical performances         • Rock wall construction      
• Saddle making & repair       • Storytelling         • Cow milking         • Poi pounding       • Blacksmithing
• Bread making             • Cattle branding

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Blacksmith shed at Waihou

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Pulehua, a mauka ranch built in the 1880’s

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Hawaiian women weave lauhala hats, ca. 1890

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Wall Ranch Cowboys pose for a picture at Keauhou Bay after a day of shipping cattle in the 1940’s

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Greenwell Boys tame calves with amana post

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Greenwell Store, ca. 1934