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Visit museums on Kama‘aina Sundays

By Staff | Jul 12, 2018

LAHAINA – Lahaina Restoration Foundation will kick off Kama’aina Sundays on July 15. Every Sunday, kama’aina will enjoy free admission to the Baldwin Home Museum and Wo Hing Museum.

Both are open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with docent-led guided tours included with free admission.

“There’s so much interesting information in these historic sites,” said Theo Morrison, Lahaina Restoration Foundation executive director. “We hope families will take advantage of this promotion and visit this summer.”

Baldwin Home Museum is the oldest house on Maui. A visit to the museum is a good opportunity to learn more about the original owners and the weary travelers, ship captains, royal guests and visiting consuls who stayed at the home.

The Baldwin Home Museum is located on the corner of Dickenson and Front streets. Paid parking is located behind the home. Funds from parking go to maintain historic sites.

The Wo Hing Museum is located at 858 Front St. From 1852 to 1898, thousands of Chinese immigrants came to Maui to work in the sugar plantations. Chinese immigrants kept their social and political ties with their ancestral home and formed the Wo Hing Society.

In the early 1900s, society members built a social hall, which is now the museum and gift store.

Visitors to Wo Hing Museum are invited to watch the old Thomas Edison films in the cook house.

Visit lahainarestoration.org for more information.