Kauai is visually stunning and rich in history from ancient to modern times. Stone works and taro terraces tell its history and youll also find it in letters among missionary families, in milling stones saved from early sugar plantation days and in the first-hand accounts of Kauaians who recall defensive barbed-wire fences strung on beaches during World War II.
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During December, we are launching our new website. We are preserving all the content from the existing site, and this new site will be usable on tablets and phones and will allow us to add new features. The old design served us well and we look forward to the functionality that will be added to the new site in 2015.
Our Physical address is:
Historic County Building
4396 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Research by appointment only.
($35 research fee for non-member, free for members)
|Image from a painting by G.
Ropes entitled - Cleopatra's
Barge of Salem - 1818. From
the Peabody Essex Museum.
You can find this and more at the Kauai Historical Society. Please join us on our journey to collect and preserve the unique history of Kauai. At the Kauai Historical Society, were bringing history to life!
Kauai Historical Society
P.O. Box 1778, Lihue, HI 96766
Telephone: (808) 245-3373
Fax: (808) 245-8693
Note: The Hawaiian language uses two special diacritical marks. The kahako ('macron' consisting of a horizontal line over the vowel) lengthens the pronunciation of the vowel on which it is placed. The 'okina (glottal stop, or hamza) signifies a clean break between two vowels. As precise Hawaiian spellings have no counterpart in HTML, we have taken liberties with the Hawaiian diacritical marks to enable the maximum number of users to enjoy the site. The single open quote (') will be used for the 'okina, and the macron will not be used. For those who want more information on the Hawaiian alphabet, language and pronunciation, visit this site or call the Kauai Historical Society for more information.