Visit Us At The Lanai Culture & Heritage Center
The Lanai Culture & Heritage Center seeks to inform and cultivate interest and knowledge in the history, folklore, culture, customs and practices of Lanai, and develop programs to help ensure preservation of the island’s unique cultural and natural resources. Our goal is to provide long-time island families, youth, new residents, visitors, business interests and all interested parties with a sense of place and cultural attachment to the unique cultural and natural history of Lanai. By working together, we will foster an environment that will cherish and perpetuate the heritage of Lanai and its people.
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center is a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. All financial donations are gratefully acknowledged and tax deductible. Support of the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center helps us protect our valued collection of artifacts and historical resources and enables us to pass Lanai’s natural & cultural legacy on to present and future generations.
In the 1980s the families of Lanai envisioned a place where the history of their island home would be collected, where artifacts and historic memorabilia (photos, papers and textiles), and the stories of our island families would be cared for and passed on to future generations. In 2007 the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center (Lanai CHC) was organized in consultation with kupuna (elders) and island residents as a non-profit charitable organization. In 2010 the center opened a climate controlled display and archive center in the historic Dole Plantation Administration Building. This facility serves as a hub connecting people with traditions, history, land, and the material culture of Lanai. In 2013 Lanai CHC serviced more than 11,000 island residents and visitors. Our work was made possible through the support of community members, island guests, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Agape Foundation, and the US DOE Native Hawaiian Education Act.
Cultural Workshops for Lanai Students and their Ohana
E Ike Hou Ia Lanai. To Know Lanai Once Again. Prepare for the Summer Field School and Learn more about Lanai. Workshops are Free for Lanai Students and Lanai Residents.
All Workshops will be from 8am – 2pm, meet at the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center. Bring your own water/juice and lunch. Find out how you can get involved! Call 565-7177 to pre-register. Mahalo!
Na Hoaloa Newsletter
A summary of the year’s activities, and acknowledgement of the individuals, organizations, and agencies who made donations in support of Lanai CHC programs may be viewed in our new Na Hoaloha Newsletter and Fundraising Drive Request.
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Development of this site is partially sponsored by the Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Mahalo nui.
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