Lānaʻi Culture and Heritage Center sponsor various programs for our community throughout the year that 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. Learn more about our programs below.
Collections 2017-2019: Lāna‘i Curatorial & Cultural Literacy
Lāna‘i CHC contracted certified archivist Helen Wong Smith to conduct activities in conservation and collection arrangement. She engaged 30 community members in various workshops through the grant period and developed a best management practices policy for existing collections and new accessions.
Waiopae Fishpond Stewardship
The Lānaʻi Community Stewardship Program is part of Kuahiwi a Kai, an initiative supported by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Pūlama Lānaʻi to restore health to the Keomoku Region of Lānaʻi.
Lāna‘i Oral History Program, “Voices of Lāna‘i”
In 2006, the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center began an oral history program with elder families of Lāna‘i, recording the life experiences and recollections of kama‘āina, documenting the stories of our island home.