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Plantation-Style Living: An Afternoon of Art, Stories and Refreshment - Koloa Plantation Days, Kauai, Hawaii
Plantation-Style Living: An Afternoon of Art, Stories and Refreshment Hosted by Kōloa Union Church

This event takes place at the historic Smith Memorial Parsonage, an old-fashioned plantation-style home on a beautiful acre of land in the heart of Koloa. The parsonage is owned by Koloa Union Church and has been fully restored and transformed into an art gallery featuring the vibrant watercolors of Hawaiian artist Alan Akana, who paints the flowers of Hawai`i, including indigenous flowers that are found nowhere else in the world. Rev. Dr. Akana is also the pastor of Koloa Union Church and resides in the parsonage.

Tour the beautiful house and grounds of the Smith Memorial Parsonage, learn about the history of the early missionaries doctors in Koloa who once lived on the property and how the arrival of Dr. James and Melicent Smith in 1842 shaped the history of Koloa. At 4:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Akana will share stories about the Smith-Waterhouse Family, the building and land, and his watercolors of the flowers of Hawai`i. You will also enjoy live entertainment, plantation iced tea and homemade cookies.

Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, a Native Hawaiian and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is an accomplished artist and a published author of Hawaiian history and culture. His book, The Volcano is Our Home: Nine Generations of a Hawaiian Family on Kilauea Volcano (2016), and his art (www.alanakanagallery.com) will be available for purchase, and proceeds will be donated to the parsonage restoration and maintenance fund.

Participants who are able are requested to park at Koloa Union Church, 3289 Poipu Road.


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Date: Monday, July 24th, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Lecture at 4:30)

Admission: Free

Contact: (808)742-6622

The Smith Memorial Parsonage, 3281 Waikomo Road, Kōloa

(Participants who are able are requested to park at Kōloa Union Church, 3289 Po`ipu Road.)


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