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Maui Historical Society to host Lei Day Heritage Festival

By Staff | Apr 26, 2018

Maui Historical Society maintains Hale Ho‘ike‘ike at the Bailey House, the oldest museum on Maui with the largest collection of artifacts and historical photographs. PHOTO BY THE MAUI HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

WAILUKU – Maui Historical Society invites the public to attend its Lei Day Heritage Festival 2018 at Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House in Wailuku on Tuesday, May 1.

Activities will include a variety of Hawaiian cultural arts and craft workshops – including kaula (Hawaiian rope weaving), lei making and poi pounding – as well as live Hawaiian music and local Maui entertainment.

There will also be a special presentation by Tom Fairbanks of The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono on Don Blanding, the artistic poet and “Father of May Day.”

This is a free community event sponsored by the Maui Historical Society, L.H Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation, Haynes Family Foundation, The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono and KPOA.

For more information about this event, contact Naomi (Sissy) Lake-Farm, executive director, at 244-3326 or visit www.MauiMuseum.org.

Hale Ho’ike’ike is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features the largest collection of Pre-western contact Hawaiian Antiquities on Maui.

The museum also features Missionary, Plantation and Monarchy Era artifacts, as well as original artwork by Edward Bailey depicting mid-19th century scenes of Maui.

The Maui Historical Society is a nonprofit organization established by the community in 1951.

Its guiding mission is to collect, preserve, study, interpret and share the history and heritage of Maui. For more information, visit www.MauiMuseum.org.