The Grove Farm Museum in Lihue and the Waioli Mission House in Hanalei hosted free Ohana Days in conjunction with the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.
Guests were treated to self-guided tours marked by special designation on the provided map of the Grove Farm Museum grounds, while at the Waioli Mission House, patrons were provided guided tours.
Did you ever see a kauri tree?
“George Wilcox got seeds from this tree during a trip he made to New Zealand,” the docent explained. “When he got home, someone tossed the seeds out his window, which is why the trees are growing so close to where his bedroom was. We don’t really know how old the trees are, but George passed in 1933, and the trees are still growing.”
Guests were treated to simple water games, the gift shop was open, and a small food booth was set out under the canopy of the kamani tree with offerings of fresh produce, including avocado, cookies baked in the wood-fired stove and oven, hot dogs and cold, non-alcoholic beverages.