Bryant Neal and Richard Mickelson have taken their collective interest and expertise in Hawaiian history and maps and created the Story of Hawaii Museum.
The exhibits are set up in chronological order so you can follow the history of Hawaii from the Polynesian Migrations to the 21st century just by taking a stroll around the gallery. In addition, docent-led tours are available in the museum, which provide an in-depth and colorful presentation of the history of the Islands.
The Story of Hawaii Museum features exhibits of rare and unusual antique material; some are hundreds of years old. A wide selection of historical documents and authentic Hawaiiana is offered for sale within the museum, and these rare prints and maps are also available as giclee reproductions.
The highlight of the new location is an expanded display about the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor including a rare Japanese war situation room map and an initial draft of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" address to the nation.
Join us at our illustrious museum during your visit to Maui, or browse our website now to purchase a fine-art giclee reproduction of our antique maps or vintage prints.
Learn the real Story of Hawaii and own a part of her past!
Story of Hawaii Museum Gift Shop & Gallery
Address: First floor at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, 275 West Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: (808) 283-3576 or (808) 242-6938
Hours: 10am-5pm daily
General Admission: free
Docent tours: $10 per person (Approximate tour time: 30 minutes)
Facilities: Free parking; wheelchair accessible; air conditioned; public rest rooms
Opened: since 2012
Size: 2,000 square feet of exhibit space
Permanent Exhibit: Rare historic maps, prints and other documents along with artifacts that chronicle the history of Hawaii
Gallery: Antique, original and reproduction museum pieces, nostalgia, vintage Hawaiiana
Gift Shop: Original and reproduction works by contemporary Island artists including jewelry, photographs, prints, sculptures, and paintings
Collections: Authentic, historic maps and engravings, Matson Cruise Lines memorabilia, reference library, original Hawaiian sheet music
Special Presentations: The museum maintains an on-going schedule of interesting, entertaining and informative presentations by authors, artists, historians, teachers and other cultural experts.
Proprietors: Co-creators and co-curators Bryant Neal and Richard Mickelsen, who also operate Tradewinds Production Group, the production arm of the museum that includes researching and creating interpretive and other materials for the display.
Membership: Membership in the Story of Hawaii Museum offers benefits such as substantial discounts for admission and merchandise, exclusive previews, subscription to informative enewsletter, invitations to special events and more. Annual membership fee of $25 includes one 8x10 reproduction map of choice.
Docents and Volunteers: The museum is currently recruiting volunteer docents to lead student and adult tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Experience as a docent or teacher is helpful but not necessary; training is offered. Volunteers are also needed to assist with all aspects of operation, such as greeting visitors, assisting customers in the Museum Store, database and office work, assisting at events and more.
Facility Rental: The spacious Story of Hawaii Museum offers a versatile venue for meetings and social gatherings. Centrally located, the museum has an intimate staging area for live music, PowerPoint, or other presentations. Light catering and free parking are available. Set amidst the historical ambiance of the display, the setting offers guests an opportunity to explore these treasures and adds a new dimension to your event.
Group Tours: Custom tours for groups, such as students, seniors, civic groups, social clubs, etc. may be arranged. Please call Bryant at (808) 283-3576 or email email@example.com
Education Programs: The education component is a big part of the Story of Hawaii Museumís mission statement. We seek to inspire all to engage with our exhibits, collections, and reference materials through our programs and resources. The museum is currently developing the curriculum to meet the performance standards for Hawaiian history as set by the State of Hawaii Department of Education. We are working with active and retired instructors from the DOE, University of Hawaii Maui Campus and local private schools to develop programming. Our goal is to have every Maui student tour the exhibit at some point during their school experience. School rates are available upon request. Contact Bryant Neal at (808) 283-3576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations: Monetary contributions and donations of authentic, original materials are welcomed. Your support helps the museum continue to research and preserve historic materials and to expand and enhance this entertaining and educational experience.
P O Box 10756
Lahaina, HI. 96761
Queen Ka'ahumanu Center
275 W Kaahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732