UH Mānoa archivists and Lāna'i Community volunteers collaborated in development of collection management practices. Photo, Kepā Maly (KPAC2-8150).
UH Mānoa archivists and Lāna'i Community volunteers collaborated in development of collection management practices. Photo, Kepā Maly (KPAC2-8149).
The Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center (Lāna‘i CHC) is a non-profit charitable organization. One of our high level objectives is to collect, preserve 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 museum and natural history center managed and operated by the Lāna‘i CHC, in partnership with community and charitable organizations, and other museums in the State of Hawai‘i.
The Lāna‘i CHC facilities are climate controlled, with the temperature set at 72º / humidity at 60%. In addition to native artifacts, we also collect historical papers, photos, maps, textiles, journals and other things which document places, plantation history, cultural heritage and families of Lāna‘i.