Limited Edition T-Shirts For Sale!

Limited Edition T-Shirts for Sale!

To help raise money for this year's parade, the Makawao History Museum will be selling limited edition Makawao Rodeo Parade classic t-shirts for $20 at the Museum between June 14 - July 1. Stop by to check them out or…

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Stick Horses Spotted In Makawao

Stick Horses Spotted in Makawao

Makawao has its own special breed of horse – the stick horse!  Exactly twenty years ago, Theresa and Charlene Thompson came up with an idea to entertain the crowds who were waiting for the Fourth of July Rodeo parade as…

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Flip Over Our Pancake Breakfast!

Flip Over Our Pancake Breakfast!

This year, your experience at the Makawao Rodeo Parade will be even better! You can now come early and enjoy a Paniolo Pancake Breakfast for just $5.00 a person. The Makawao History Museum and Habibi (3655 Baldwin Ave.) is serving…

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Boys Day At The Museum

Boys Day At The Museum

Stop by the museum to see our giant koi (carp) wind sock pictured here, spanning from the front area into the back room. The smaller koi streamed outside the museum from a long pole high in the air on Boys Day,…

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Girls’ Day At The Museum

Girls’ Day At The Museum

On March 3rd we presented a program to teach about Girls’ Day, the Japanese holiday to bless girls with a happy and healthy life. Girls dressed up in traditional kimonos and posed next to horses for lovely photo keepsakes. The…

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Celebrate Girl’s Day Paniolo Style!

Celebrate Girl’s Day paniolo style!

Take a picture of your girls wearing a traditional kimono next to horses in our museum for a lovely photo keepsake. The Girl’s Day tradition blesses girls, a tradition brought to Hawai’i by early immigrants who worked in the sugarcane…

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Lion Dance at Makawao History Museum

Would you like to feed a Chinese dancing lion for good luck this year, or take some pictures with the family and a mighty lion? Makawao’s 25th Annual Chinese New Year’s Lion Dance Celebration takes place Saturday, February 4th from 10am…

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The Little Museum That Could…

The Little Museum that Could…

In 2013 there was an idea percolating in the minds of several Makawao residents and businesses - the need to record and preserve the rich culture and history of Makawao and Upcountry Maui. And in a record time of two…

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