Event to celebrate King Kamehameha’s birthday
LAHAINA – The Baldwin Home Museum, located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets in Lahaina, will celebrate King Kamehameha’s birthday on Tuesday, June 11. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with the presentation of ho’okupu to honor King Kamehameha I.
Beginning at 10 a.m., the public can participate in Hawaiian games on the museum grounds. Attendees are encouraged to try their hand at ulu maika – which is like lawn bowling – or attempt to throw a wooden spear into the trunk of a banana tree. Konane boards will be available for those wanting to play the Hawaiian board game similar to checkers. Attendees can also participate in hands-on Hawaiian craft activities.
The Baldwin Home Museum will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music by George Kahumoku Jr. will begin at 2 p.m. with concert seating set up in the shade of the trees on the Baldwin Home lawn.
June 11, Kamehameha Day, is a state holiday honoring the memory of the great king, Kamehameha I, who united the Hawaiian Islands and became Hawaii’s first king in 1810.
This free event is sponsored by Na Kupuna O Maui and Lahaina Restoration Foundation. Call 661-3262 or visit Lahainarestoration.org.