Several huakaʻi, or field trips, will be run in conjunction with the conference. More information is available below. Please note that the trips to Nohoʻana Farm – Waikapū and Huaka’i Maka’ika’i a Nu`u, Kaupo have a limit of 25 people. To confirm your place on any of the huakaʻi, please email

Nohoʻana Farm – Waikapū

Address: 213 West Waikō Road, Waikapū, Hawaiʻi 96793
Date & Time: Friday, October 6th 2016 (10:00 – 12:00)
Group Size: 25Parking: Preferred that attendees carpool due to limited parking. Meet at Maui Tropical Plantation Parking Lot between 9:30 – 9:45. Depart at 8:50 to Nohoʻana Farm.
Fee: $10.00 / Person (fees support the educational programs and operation of Noho‘ana Farm)
Description: Nohoʻana Farm is situated in a historically rich kalo growing region known as Nā Wai ʻEhā and within the ahupuaʻa of Waikapū. It is a 2 acre kuleana land parcel that is managed by the Pellegrino ʻOhana who have genealogical ties to the original Mahele claimant. The land is comprised of a loʻi kalo complex with extensive stone terracing that are fed via the fresh waters of the Waikapū Stream. Since 2004, Nohoʻana Farm has restored 5 loʻi kalo and conducts traditional organic and sustainable farming practices. They have developed and currently implement an ʻāina-based education program that focuses on traditional and sustainable loʻi kalo cultivation, archaeological stabilization, traditional food crop production, ethnobotanical uses of native plants, and water resource management. Field trip attendees will learn an gain an in depth understanding about the cultural history and landscape of Nā Wai ‘Ehā, the ahupuaʻa of Waikapū, and the establishment of Nohoʻana Farm and its purpose in keeping culture alive in agriculture.

Huaka’i Maka’ika’i a Nu`u, Kaupo, Maui

An Excursion to the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust’s Nu’u Refuge

In 2011 the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust purchased the 82-acre Nu`u Refuge in Kaupo, Maui. The Nu`u Refuge is a wahi pana (storied site) which contains numerous cultural sites, including ki`i pohaku (petroglyphs and pictographs), house sites, heiau, and a historic cattle landing. On this 3 hour tour of the Nu’u refuge we will explore many of these sites, while discussing the legends and stories associated with this land. Please bring drinks, sun protection, and sturdy walking shoes. We will meet at Ke’okea Park in Kula at 9:00 AM, and carpool to the Nu’u refuge, about one hour drive from Ke`okea Park.

In lieu of an excursion fee, please consider either becoming a member of or making a donation to the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust. Find out more at

Lahaina National Histric District

The vision of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation is that:

… Lahaina’s prominent place in Hawai‘i’s history and rich cultural traditions are celebrated and, through authentic preservation of significant sites, buildings and artifacts, its story is shared… (
Tour the Lahaina National Historic District and Landmark with the Executive Director of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation Theo Morrison and learn about the foundation’s efforts and approaches toward restoration, conservation, preservation, and education within the Lahaina Community.

Time: 1 to 3 pm.
Tour Group Maximum: 15 people.
Parking will be at the paid parking lot behind the Baldwin Home – please note that all parking proceeds go toward supporting the mission and efforts of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

Meet at Wo Hing Museum on Front Street at 1 pm
Dr. Busaba Yip to give a short talk on the history of Chinese in Lahaina and then the group could tour the two buildings.
Leave Wo Hing at 1: 20
Walk south to Lahainaluna Rd., then mauka to Luakini St. and follow that street to the Baldwin Home
Baldwin Home 2 pm
Docent on duty to give short overview of Baldwin Home. Group to tour home.
Leave Baldwin Home 2: 30
Walk to Old Lahaina Courthouse and Banyan Tree Park. Overview of Lahaina Harbor Front project, Banyan Tree Park project, overview of courthouse, recent restoration, current exhibit. Group to tour on their own.

Info. on each of the sites:

Wo Hing Museum:
The Chinese were the first immigrant group brought to Hawaii to work in the sugar plantations. In the early 1900s the Chinese in Lahaina formed the Wo Hing Society as a fraternal organization, and built a temple and social hall. Lahaina Restoration Foundation restored the badly deteriorated buildings in 1983. Today, Lahaina Restoration Foundation operates the buildings as a museum and holds four annual Chinese cultural events at the site.

Baldwin Home Museum:
This two story house was the home of medical missionary, Dr. Dwight D. Baldwin and his family from the mid – 1830s to 1868. The home is furnished with period furniture arranged as it might have been when the Baldwins lived here. Lahaina Restoration Foundation restored the structure and the nearby Masters Reading Room in the 1960s and now operate it as a museum.

Old Lahaina Courthouse and Lahaina Heritage Museum:
Built in 1859-60 with coral blocks, the 2 story (and basement) courthouse was a customs house for whaling and trading shops and housed government offices such as the police department, jail and post office. The original wood façade building was rebuilt in 1925. Currently the building houses the Lahaina Heritage Museum which displays the full spectrum of Lahaina’s history, a video theater, a photographic exhibit, interpretive panels and more.