Posted by: kauaikolea2 | September 20, 2011

Free Museum Day at Grove Farm Museum

Culture Center in Lihue at Grove Farm Museum

Museum Day is an annual event hosted by the Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to the public for a day of family fun and learning. In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums who offer free admission every day, Grove Farm museum in conjunction with the Smithsonian invites the local community and visitors to the island to its free Museum Day on Saturday, September 24th from 10 am to 3 pm at Grove Farm museum on Nawiliwili Road in Lihue. The museum will be celebrating the immigrant cultures that arrived here from overseas to fill the need for field labors on the sugar plantations beginning in 1852. The labors brought with them their language, food, religion, art and craft unique to their homeland. Grove Farm museum is a repository of photos of the immigrant workers and artifacts that were used on the plantation including steam engine locomotives. Starting at 10 am on September 24 there will be guided tours of the Grove Farm property (the last tour leaves at 1:00 p.m.) and story boards that show the history of immigrant waves that came to our shores, along with hands on arts and crafts, food tasting, dances, music, a bonsai display and train rides. The free train rides aboard the steam engine Wainiha will take place at the railroad crossing on Haleko Road across the old Lihue sugar mill in Lihue. Also, at the Waioli Mission House in Hanalei free tours of the missionary home will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24,  2011

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Free

For More Information

Phone: (808) 245-3202

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