Group Programs

Kona Historical Society offers a variety of programs for groups of 15 or more. While these interpretive programs are primarily directed toward adult audiences, children are welcome. Please complete and return the “Group Reservation Request Form.” Reservations are not booked until you have received confirmation from Kona Historical Society staff.

The HN Greenwell Store, Portuguese Stone Oven, and KHS administrative offices are located at 81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy in Kealakekua, HI. The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is 1.5 miles south of this site at 82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy in Captain Cook, HI.

HN Greenwell Store Museum

The museum presents rotating special exhibits and programs. These exhibits share the rich history of Kona’s hard-working families and community leaders through personal accounts, historic photographs, artifacts, and local art. Upon the group’s arrival, a member of the museum staff presents a brief orientation. The visit is typically self guided; however, staff are available to “talk story” and answer questions. Visit our website, www.konahistorical.org, or speak with a program manager to learn about the exhibit or program scheduled during your visit.

Availability: Weekdays, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Program Length: approx. 45 minutes

Adult (18+)Youth (7-17)Child (< 7)
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Portuguese Stone Oven Baking

Every Thursday, Kona Historical Society’s large wood-fired forno produces nearly 100 loaves of bread. The oven illustrates the rich history of the Portuguese community in Kona and their renowned baking traditions. After a member of the baking staff presents a brief orientation, group members are welcome to “talk story,” ask questions, and even help roll the dough.

Availability: Thursdays only, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Program Length: approx. 30 minutes

Cost: Free to participate; loaves of bread are available for $8 each

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Self-guided

The only living history coffee farm in the nation, our historic farm tells the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers from the early 20th century. After a brief orientation by living history staff, group members participate in a self-guided tour of the 1920s farmhouse, coffee processing mill, coffee and macadamia orchards, farm animals and gardens. As visitors explore the farm, they’ll encounter costumed living history staff that are typically working on traditional farm tasks. Staff are happy to “talk story” and answer questions about Kona’s coffee history and culture. Throughout the visit, the farm’s visitor kiosk is open for shopping and coffee sampling.

Availability: Thursdays only, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Program Length: approx. 1 – 1.5 hours

Adult (18+)College Students
(w/ ID)
Youth (7-17)Child (< 7)
Cost per Person:$15$9$5Free

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Guided

Our guided tour is a more structured and formal approach that allows groups to experience and learn about Kona’s coffee pioneers of the early 20th century. The tour begins with a welcome and orientation by a member of the living history staff. Larger groups are typically broken into smaller groups of 15 or fewer, each of which then rotates through multiple “farm stations” that showcase the 1920s farmhouse, coffee processing mill, coffee and macadamia orchards, farm animals, and gardens. At each station, group members enjoy a formal presentation by living history staff who demonstrate and interpret the daily life of Kona coffee farms. The tour concludes at the visitor kiosk, where visitors can shop, sample 100% Kona coffee, and “talk story” with staff.

Availability: Daily (Normal operating hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm)

Program Length: 1.5 hours

Cost per Person*:Adult (18+)Youth (7-17)Child (< 7)
Arrive During Farm’s Normal Operating Hours$18$6Free
Arrive Outside Farm’s Normal Operating Hours$20$7Free

*Kama’aina and registered non-profit groups receive a 15% discount on guided tours of the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Kama’aina must provide state-issued IDs. Non-profit organizations must provide a 501(c)(3) determination letter or W-9. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon.

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Questions? Contact Gavin Miculka, Director of Interpretation

(808) 323-2006   gavin@konahistorical.org

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