Honoring the past,
enriching the future
Celebrating the land, resources, people and history of Lāna‘i
The Lāna'i Culture & Heritage Center seeks to inspire people to be informed, thoughtful and active stewards of their heritage by preserving, interpreting and celebrating Lāna'i's Hawaiian heritage, its diverse cultures, and ranching and plantation era histories.
The vision and mission of the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center (Lāna‘i CHC) includes, but is not limited to the collection, preservation and display artifacts of traditional, cultural, historical and artistic value to the people and island of Lāna‘i—representative of Lāna‘i’s Hawaiian culture, ranching era, diverse populations who built the pineapple plantation and community on the island, and natural history.
The history of Lāna‘i is rich and diverse, including centuries of native Hawaiian stewardship of the island, followed by rapid change after Western contact. Modern history on the island includes nearly 100 years of ranching and 70 years of pineapple cultivation.
We offer educational programs for students, residents, and visitors to learn about our vibrant bio-cultural landscape. We also develop ʻāina-based curriculum and provide stewardship opportunities to take care of our island.