"Hands On History" Activities
September 21, 2017 - February 28, 2018
Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., the Kona Coffee Living History Farm hosts "Hands On History" activities on their site in Captain Cook. "Hands On History" provides visitors and with the opportunity to learn, experience and practice activities important to the daily lives of Kona's Japanese immigrants and coffee pioneers during the 1920s. The activities include coffee roasting, medicinal herb gardening, Japanese calligraphy, Japanese pickling, lauhala weaving, mochi making, and tofu making. By necessity, Kona's coffee pioneers reused, recycled, and practiced sustainable living. These concepts serve as a recurring theme in each of the â€œHands on Historyâ€ program activities. The hope is that this program will help perpetuate these cultural traditions and further preserve the history behind Kona's coffee industry and its pioneers. Sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Hawaii's Research & Development. Free with farm admission.