Three cultural gems close to Kamalani
February 08, 2019
There’s so much to love and learn about Maui. For anyone who enjoys diving into Maui’s arts & culture scene, here are three great gems located close to home – all are just a 10- to 20-minute drive or so from Kamalani.
- The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum houses artifacts, photos and documents that collectively tell the story of sugar on Maui, including displays about the development of Maui’s extensive water system, the history of immigration and multicultural nature of plantation communities, and the workings of the sugar mill. Open daily; admission fee is $7 per adult, with discounted rates available for senior citizens, children and families. sugarmuseum.com.
- Popularly known as the Bailey House Museum, Hale Ho’ike’ike at the Bailey House offers the largest public collection of Hawaiian artifacts in Maui County. Among the many items on display are implements and weapons from Hawaii’s pre-Western contact period, missionary-era artifacts, and paintings from the 19th century. Open Monday to Saturday except major holidays. Kamaaina admission fee is $7, and just $2 for children 7 to 12 years old. www.mauimuseum.org.
The Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center offers a variety of fascinating and thoughtful gallery exhibits throughout the year. Best yet, admission is free. A schedule of current and upcoming exhibits is available at www.mauiarts.org, including Surfing Hawai`i, Art Maui 2019, Sidney Yee: Wabi Sabi, and First Nations Art of British Columbia, Canada. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, closed on Holidays.