H.N. Greenwell Store Museum Reopens

February 19, 2018, 11:08 AM HST
* Updated February 19, 11:11 AM
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Kona Historical Society reopened the historic H.N. Greenwell Store Museum to the public on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

The Museum is now open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum will bring to life the historical general store, listed the State and National Registers for Historic Places. The exhibit will be offered from 10 am to 2 pm every Monday.

The popular living history program, featuring an historical interpreter, will be expanded from once a week to twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the museum.

A visit to the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum is an enriching experience for people of all ages, transporting visitors back in time to Kona mauka in the 1890s, a multiethnic society centered on ranching and farming. This store, constructed by Englishman Henry Nicholas Greenwell in 1870, was a hub of the community. Today, it is the oldest surviving store in Kona and one of the oldest buildings in Hawai‘i.


A visit to this significant State and National Historic building will immerse guests in the day-to-day activities that occurred at Kalukalu and life in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i more than a century ago.


Kona Historical Society is a community-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Smithsonian Museum affiliate that has spent the past four decades 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 online. To get the latest updates regarding Kona Historical Society programs, historic sites and special events, “LIKE” Kona Historical Society on Facebook.

General admission to the museum is $5 and $3 for children ages 5 to 17 years old.

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