Bread Bake at Kona Historical Society Rescheduled

November 21, 2017, 9:02 AM HST
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Photo courtesy of Kona Historical Society.

Kona Historical Society has announced it will reschedule its weekly Portuguese sweet bread bake due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

The free baking event will happen on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at KHS’s stone oven located in the pasture below the main office and its historic general store museum in Kealakekua.

The public is invited to watch KHS staff and volunteers create loaves of white, wheat and sweet bread, and learn about the traditional art brought to Hawaiʻi in the 1880s by Portuguese immigrants. According to KHS, many of these immigrants worked in the local sugar plantations, and found their way into the Kona dairies where they made significant contributions to the industry.

Bread loaves cost $8 each and can be purchased from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. on a first come, first served basis, or until sold out. All proceeds will benefit the Kona Historical Society, a community nonprofit organization focused on preserving and sharing the cultural heritage and history of the Kona area on Hawaiʻi Island.

KHS also invites the public to join staff and volunteers to roll dough during the regularly scheduled bread bake event every Thursday. The crew makes close to 100 loaves of white, wheat and sweet bread during the weekly program.


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

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