Lahaina Restoration Foundation recently shared Lahaina's rich history with nearly a dozen teachers representing the six West Maui schools through its "History in our Backyard" program.
Now in its eighth year, the program has provided nearly 200 teachers a free history tour to increase awareness of the important role Lahaina has played in the history of Hawaii.
"We have continued to reach out to our schools to provide primarily new teachers this educational tour," said Lahaina Restoration Foundation Board Member and Committee Chairman Andy Kutsunai. "This year, the teachers were keenly focused on what they saw, heard and documented with their photos and notes. It really makes us appreciate the positive impact this makes to them as they take the time from their busy schedule to participate in this program."
Lahaina Restoration Foundation board member Karee Carlucci talks to teachers at the Waiola Churchyard during a recent “History in our Backyard” program tour.
The tour was led by Kutsunai and fellow board member Karee Carlucci and touched on more than 30 of Lahaina's historic sites and museums. Stops included the Moku'ula archaeological site, Waiola Churchyard, Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, Hale Pa'ahao, Baldwin Home Museum and more.