The Kona Historical Society continues to preserve and share an appreciation of Kona’s sense of place and inspire everyone to continue the sustainable practices of generations past.
The Kona Historical Society is a community-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Smithsonian Museum affiliate with the only permanent National Endowment for Humanities exhibits in Hawaii - the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum in Kealakekua and the Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook. The Society collects, preserves and shares the history of the Kona Districts and their larger context in the history of Hawaii. Over the past three decades, the Society has garnered dozens of awards and commendations for its unique museums, two national and state registered buildings, public programs, and research archive.