Lahaina Cannery welcomes its newest tenant, the Plantation Museum, presented by Lahaina Restoration Foundation.
This exhibit is a free, self-guided tour featuring a collection of authentic artifacts from Maui’s plantation era. The grand opening will be on Saturday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m. with refreshments and live music by The Maui Jam Band from 2-3:30 p.m.
“We are thrilled to share this exhibit at Lahaina Cannery, which also includes historic artifacts from the Pineapple Cannery,” said Theo Morrison, executive director of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation. “We encourage visitors and local residents to come and see the Plantation Museum and talk about history with the West Maui community who helped donate this special exhibit.”
The first plantation museum was established in 2010 after the chimney of Pioneer Mill was restored. During the eight-year celebration of Plantation Days, the people of Lahaina have provided historical information for Plantation-era camp maps.
Lahaina Restoration Foundation collected this information and created digital copies of the camp maps. These camp maps are the most complete and comprehensive maps of plantation worker housing locations in the state. You can find this information at the Plantation Museum with an educational video played throughout your self-guided tour.
The Plantation Museum is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations are welcome and are accepted through a donation box located inside the exhibit.
Lahaina Cannery is home to a variety of other retailers and restaurants including: ABC Store, Banana Wind, Boss Frog’s, Crazy Shirts, HIC Surf, IPU Island Crafts, Jean’s Warehouse, Jersey Mikes, Longs Drugs, Maui Island Creations, Maui Properties Showcase, Maui Toy Works, Na Hoku, Pink Nails, Plantation Museum, Safeway, Serendipity, Starbucks, Three Crowns Jewelry, Pualani Maui, Salt + Hair, Under the Rainbow and T-Shirt Factory.