A special living history program is available for students and class groups at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Hands-on activities include hand-washing clothes, game-playing, picking coffee, and grinding coffee. Small groups of 10-15 are guided through the farm and farmhouse to approximately 10 stations; the visit ends with traditional games of the coffee land played on the lawn.
I want to make a trip to the farm a part of my curriculum and allow more time for us to savor the experience…the Kona Historical Society and the D. Uchida Farm are valuable community resources. ~Teacher at Honaunau School
Our Kalukalu site and the historic H.N. Greenwell Store Museum provide a unique and authentic setting for your students to learn about native plants, how Hawai`i became involved in worldwide commerce, how artifacts can give us clues to understanding the past, and other related subjects. The students may visit various “stations” on the site where trained interpreters in period clothing will give a lesson about a particular topic of Hawai`i’s history. The lower pasture makes a wonderful venue for lunch, and you may choose to visit on a day when we are baking bread in our Portuguese Stone Oven.
Our 75-minute Kailua Village Walking Tour will take the students back in time, to the days of the ancient Hawaiian chiefs, who loved this area for its calm seas and good fishing. There is much to see and learn in this very historic area.
Our historical performances may also be presented at area schools.
Please contact the Society for more information on tours, programs, and printed and audio/visual educational resources.