Digital Resources

Kona Historical Society Hours

Monday—Friday
10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Digital Resources

Kona Historical Society’s visual resources include videos, audio, articles, photos, digital newspapers, and other content to explore.

Hanohano `O Kona Lecture Video Series

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The Hanohano `O Kona Lecture Video Series is a collection of video recordings from Kona Historical Society’s community lecture series, Hanohano `O Kona, which spotlights local and state speakers on a wide variety of cultural and historical subjects.

Maile’s Meanderings

Maile’s Meanderings is a column about the history and places of Kona written by author, researcher and educator Maile Melrose. She has researched the history of Kalukalu as well as the Greenwell family. Maile’s strong ties to the community give her great insight into Kona’s history and landscape.

Japanese Newspaper Project

This project is a collaborative effort between Kona Historical Society and The Hoji Shinbun Collection at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, currently the world’s largest online archive of open-access, full‑image Japanese American and other overseas Japanese newspapers.

Ha`ilono: Tell the News

Ha`ilono: Tell the News is Kona Historical Society’s regularly published newsletter that includes historical content from our archives, contributed articles from local authors, historians and cultural practitioners, as well as updates about the Society’s programs. This publication is available for free to Kona Historical Society members.

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.