Relax With a Walking Tour of Kuamo‘o
Kona Historical Society will continue this year’s series of the award-winning Jeep Trip Program for 2018 with a walking tour of Kuamo‘o in Keauhou. On Saturday, Aug. 11, Monica Frazier, Program Director of Aloha Kuamo‘o ‘Aina will lead guests on a historical tour from Lekeleke to Kuamo‘o in Keauhou. On the hike, guests will learn the history and place names of the area as well as the history of the nonprofit Aloha Kuamo‘o ‘Aina. Upon arrival at Kuamo‘o, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a service project that may include intertidal surveys (weather permitting) or working with native plants.
Participants should wear long pants, long-sleeve shirt, a hat and sturdy shoes—and be prepared to walk over uneven ground with loose rocks. Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. Kona Historical Society will provide light refreshments, but guests should bring their own lunch and water. Participation for this trip is extremely limited and restricted to twenty participants. The cost of the excursion is $55 per guest, and all participants must be KHS members.
The 1819 Battle of Kuamo‘o saw Hawaiian forces clashing over the traditional Kapu system, with Kekuaokalani fighting to preserve the traditional system against his cousin Liholiho, who had abandoned the Kapu system.
Every year, Kona Historical Society coordinates several engaging excursions to areas not accessible to the general public, accompanied by local historians, naturalists and cultural practitioners that help participants tap into all there is to know about this beautiful island. Any interested party can enjoy this excursion by becoming a member of Kona Historical Society. Membership with KHS is unrestricted. Joining is easy! Just visit store.konahistorical.org to become a member and reserve your spot. KHS will provide light refreshments, but guests will need to bring their own lunch and water. Call KHS if you have any questions or would like to sign up by phone: (808) 323-3222. This trip is limited and tends to fill up so reserve your spot early. KHS is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all proceeds go toward supporting our educational programs and preservation projects.
For more information, call Kona Historical Society at (808) 323-3222 or visit online.