Operations Assistant/Interpreter Mikala Enfield sharing bites of pineapple with keiki in the Lāna’i Summer Pals Program from the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center pineapple garden. Photo Kepā Maly, June 26, 2013.
Pamela Mae Pili Alconcel
Joan de la Cruz
Martha Haia Evans
Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat
Mikala Enfield, Operations Assistant/Interpreter
We are located at 730 Lāna‘i Ave. (at the top of Dole Park).
Admission free, Donations greatly appreciated.
Monday - Friday — 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday — Closed
Sunday — Closed
Special arrangements for group visits can be made by email: email@example.com call (808) 565-7177.
November 23, 2017 — Thanksgiving - Closed
December 25, 2017 — Christmas - Closed
Celebrating the land, resources, people and history of Lāna‘i
E ho‘ohanohano ‘ana i ka wā ma mua, a e ho‘olako ‘ana i ka mua aku!
(Honoring the Past, Enriching the Future!)
The vision and mission of the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center (Lāna‘i CHC) includes, but is not limited to the collection, preservations 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.
Our collections are housed, curated, and displayed in a community heritage center managed and operated by the Lāna‘i CHC, in partnership with community and charitable organizations, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and other archival facilities in the State of Hawai‘i.
Our programs seek to educate and cultivate interest and knowledge in the history, folklore, culture, customs and practices of Lāna‘i. Identify and recommend cultural and natural landscapes and archaeological sites of historical importance and interest to Lāna‘i for preservation, and to determine levels of access and interpretation. Study and promote awareness of the unique environment and ecosystems of Lāna‘i. Develop programs to ensure preservation of the island's endemic and indigenous life forms. Our goal is to provide long-time island families, youth, new residents, visitors, business interests and all interested parties with a sense of place and cultural attachment to the unique cultural and natural histories of Lāna‘i. In so doing, together, we will foster an environment that will cherish the heritage of Lāna‘i and its people.