Lanai Culture and Heritage Center

From the 1950s through the 1970s, Lanai was the largest pineapple plantation in the world, but there are many more chapters to its history.

This museum covers nearly a millennium of changes—from 1000 A.D., when the first Hawaiians settled there, to the end of the plantation era in 1992.

The community banded together to help preserve their island’s story, donating treasures of all kinds from their homes: clothing; furniture; household implements; plantation equipment; bango (workers’ metal identification tags); and adzes, poi pounders and ulu maika (bowling) stones that family members had found when they were working in the fields.