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Our Mission Statement

“To preserve and share the cultural heritage of our Upcountry community by bringing history to life for present and future generations.”

19Nov 18

Kitada’s Kau Kau Korner

Kitada's Kau Kau Korner was one of Makawao's oldest businesses where the food and atmosphere were loved by all. Takeshi and Suteko Kitada established their restaurant in 1947 and served…

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Violet Komoda holding her wedding photo to her husband Joe Kazuo Komoda

Kupuna Film Project

The Makawao History Museum has received a $10,000 grant from the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation for the purpose of filming the stories of living kupuna (elders) to produce a professional film that conveys the unique and important history of upcountry Maui.

25 to 40 kupuna and residents of note will be interviewed and filmed. Once this is completed, the Museum hopes to raise funds to develop a marketable 60 minute documentary that can be used by schools, film festivals and PBS.

The Kupuna Film Project is an important part of fulfilling the mission of the Museum by preserving and sharing the heritage of the Makawao community.

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