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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 shopkeepers, mechanics, cowboys and county workers breakfast and lunch until…

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The Strange History of POGs

During the early '90s, Pogs were all the rage. These round, brightly colored, cardboard caps were in every kid's back pocket, ready to be thrown down at a moment's notice. Few people realize that the game itself originated in Hawaii,…

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Guided Walking Tour (Oct-Nov-Dec)

Want to learn more about the history of Makawao? The Makawao History Museum will hold public walking tours of the town with a guide and brochure/map. The first tour will be on Sunday, October 7th at 10 am. Meet the…

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Museum Visits the Baldwin House

Sunday, September 9th, Board Members of the Makawao History Museum were privileged to have a tour of the beautiful 100-year-old Baldwin House called “Olinda” for which the area is named. Stepping into the home as like going back into time…

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Kupuna Film Project Update

The Makawao History Museum has received a $10,000 grant from the Atherton Family Foundation to continue filming the oral stories of our living kupuna (elders) in order to produce a professional film that conveys the unique and important history of upcountry Maui. The…

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