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Plantation museum expands at The Wharf Cinema Center

By Staff | May 25, 2017

The expanded exhibit focuses on the different ethnic groups that came to work on the plantation, the culture they brought with them and how it shaped Lahaina Town.

LAHAINA – The Wharf Cinema Center and Lahaina Restoration Foundation announced that the Plantation Days Museum has completed its expansion and is now open to the public.

Step back in time to the “old days” of West Maui’s Plantation Era. Experience the lives of the people living and working during the height of the pineapple and sugar plantation industry on Maui.

Donated artifacts and photographs are on display throughout the museum as well as “The Last Harvest,” a video depicting the days leading up to the closing of Pioneer Mill Co. in 1999.

“Lahaina’s Plantation Days tells the story of West Maui’s Plantation Era through the lives of the people who toiled in the fields and raised their families in the camps. Their triumphs, sacrifices and contributions made a significant and lasting impact on Maui,” said Theo Morrison, executive director of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

The Plantation Days Museum, located on the upper level of The Wharf Cinema Center, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The Wharf Cinema Center is located at 658 Front St., across the street from the Banyan Tree. For more information, call The Wharf Cinema Center at 661-8748.