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Kona Coffee Living History Farm Celebrates Spring Break

Posted March 16, 2017, 09:00 AM HST
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Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm will be a Spring Break destination for families, history buffs and lifelong learners wanting to experience a wide variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations showcasing the stories of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century.

Farm interpreters will also talk about Shunbun no Hi, a national holiday in Japan, with special Buddhist services held and people taking time to pay respects to ancestors, clean family graves and offer flowers and incense.

The award-winning historic farm in Captain Cook will offer spring-related crafts, games, gardening and other activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy from March 20 through March 24.

The Kona Coffee Living History Farm is the only living history coffee museum in the nation. A self-guided experience, visitors talk story with the costumed historians while discovering the history behind Kona’s famous gourmet crop and the people who helped make the industry what it is today.

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The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and is located at 82-6199 Māmalahoa Highway in Captain Cook, near mile marker 110.

It is owned and operated by the Kona Historical Society, a community-base 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Smithsonian Museum affiliate dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the history of the Kona districts and their rich cultural heritage within Hawai‘i.

For more information, call Kona Historical Society at (808) 323-3222 or visit www.konahistorical.org.

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