July 26, 2018 All Day

Koloa Plantation Days, July 20-29, 2018

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9 am – Look Back Through the Sugar Era – Hosted by Grove Farm. Reservations required as space is limited, call 245-3678 ext 2542 to reserve. Suggested $3 donation to assist Kōloa School. Visit the area where the Hawai‘i sugar industry got started. Arryl Kaneshiro of Grove Farm will share historical information regarding Kōloa Mill and a former McBryde Sugar Company employee, Earl Smith, will also be on hand to “talk story” about plantation life. The tour will encompass a visit to view the exterior of the Kōloa Mill and will include a ride to Waita Reservoir and the Wilcox Tunnel. Reservations required as shuttle seating is limited. 

2 pm – Plantation Days Putting Contest – Hosted by Poipu Bay Golf Course.

Fun for keiki and adults, putting on practice greens at Poipu Bay with prizes for best scores. Located adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kauai. 

3:30 pm – Talk Story at Garden Island Federal Credit Union Koloa Branch – Hosted by Garden Island Federal Credit Union.

Learn about Koloa FCU, now Garden Island FCU and how they began and served the community during the plantation era. Refreshments provided. Located at 3417 Poipu Rd, Suite 101, Koloa. For more information call 808-742-6733 

5 pm – Historic Sugar Exhibit – Hosted by The Shops at Kukui’ula.

Historic Sugar Exhibit Hosted by The Shops at Kukui’ula. The Historic Sugar Exhibit – PLANTATION MUSEUM – features portraits of plantation life by photographer Carol Ann Davis, along with a century of archival images from the plantation era courtesy of Grove Farm Homestead Museum. The exhibit also includes artifacts from plantation camp life provided by local families and the Grove Farm Homestead Museum. Volunteers and docents, authors, and historians from the KAUAI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, established in 1914, will share Koloa’s cultural traditions, people, and stories of Old Koloa. Grove Farm’s “Long Sugar” and “Sweet Refrain” movies will alternate showings throughout the week. Museum and Book Store open daily from 5pm to 9pm through Friday, July 28. FREE – Museum located across from the Lanai Restaurant in Suite B119. For more information contact Kauai Historical Society at 808-245-3373.