Lanai Culture and Heritage Center Publications
Interested in the history of Lanai? We have several publications available for sale at the Lanai CHC. Three of the publications have been published by the center itself, and feature unique facets of Lanai’s history, including: native lore and historical accounts (some never before translated from their original Hawaiian language texts to English); eyewitness accounts from the missionary, ranching and plantation days (sugar and pineapple); and memories of Lanai’s elders.
A Brief History and Walking Tour Guide of Lanai City (1924 to 2008)provides residents and visitors alike with a rich history of Lanai City and the people who made it. ($3.50).
This important photographic book, documenting a significant span of the “Pineapple” Islands’ plantation history, has been republished. Copies are now available for sale at the Lanai CHC “Lanai Folks,” originally published in 1982, was photographed and written by Robin Kaye, with supporting grants from the Hawaii Bicentennial Commission, the State Foundation on Culture & the Arts, the Hawaiian Historical Society, private Foundations and other organizations.
The work has become a classic—a reminder of what has made Lanai a unique place, worth caring for. Out of print for nearly 25 years, this publication of the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center, has been made possible through a grant by the Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The author is donating all proceeds to the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center, to support the center’s programs and promote awareness about the rich history of Lanai.
The Story of Lanai, George Munro. ($42.00)
Reflections of Lanai, a 1987 Oral History of Lanai's people on DVD. ($20.00)
For more information, contact us at (808) 565-7177 or email us. Mahalo.