Maui's newest attraction, Story of Hawaii Museum, includes rare prints, maps, and authentic antique pieces, some hundreds of years old. The museum and gift shop are located in the Maalaea Harbor Shops near the Maui Ocean Center.
Story of Hawaii Museum is the culmination of 20 years experience selling maps at Lahaina Printsellers by co-curators Bryant Neal and Richard Mickelsen. Together these partners operate Tradewinds Production Group, the production arm of the museum that includes researching and creating interpretive and other materials for the display.
"Each map has a story to tell," says Neal. "This collection includes some of the most important maps in the history of Hawaii. The exhibit explains and describes Hawaii's role in the Pacific in terms that residents and visitors of all ages can understand and enjoy. From school kids on up, people will get an overview, the big picture of Hawaiian history. We hope that will spark their own intellectual pursuit."
1885 Hawaiian Government Survey Map of Maui.
Story of Hawaii Museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and guided tours are offered hourly. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under twelve years old, and includes a DVD about the mapping of Hawaii. For more information, contact Bryant Neal at 283-3576 or visit www.storyofhawaiimuseum.com.