Lana’i, affectionately known as the pineapple isle, has such a rich and diverse history. Pulama Lana’i and the Lana’i Culture and Heritage Center work in tandem to help protect Lanai’s culture, history, and resources. They seek to inspire our community and visitors to be informed, thoughtful, and active stewards of the land and culture by preserving its natural history, Hawaiian traditions, diverse heritage, and ranching and plantation-era histories.
Join us on Friday, November 16, from 8 AM – 1 PM as we partner with Pulama Lana’i to learn about the history and culture of Lana’i. We will begin the day at the Lana’i Culture and Heritage Center with a tour of the museum where we will see historical plantation-era documents and memorabilia that represent the cultural diversity of the island. From here, we will travel to Hi’i Bench Overlook, a dry-land agricultural heiau. We will do some restoration work on what used to be vital land to the Hawaiians living in the area. This land provided wood for their hale (house) and plants that were used for medicine and food. To round out the day, we will head back to Richard’s Market where you’ll have the option of picking up a healthy lunch and talking story about the events of day in Dole Park.
We hope to see you there!