Kalanianaole Elementary Students produce book, “A Day at the Hawaii Plantation Museum”

Hawaii Plantation Museum

May 2015 Vol. II No. V


Cynthia Inouye, second-grade teacher at Kalanianole School, along with her 20 students just completed a very interesting 54 page book entitled “A Day at the Hawaii Plantation Museum.”
We had many students visit the museum, but this is the first time a book was created about what the students saw and found in the museum. They then talked to their families about growing up during the sugar days. The students’ made the front page in Hawaii Tribune Herald on May 6, 2015.

This book shows what the students saw and learned visiting the Hawaii Plantation Museum. The book includes photographs of items the students found interesting and their comments about the items they saw and what they learned about them. The book includes a little about each student as well as their family. The book also includes interviews the students conducted and as a bonus, a few of the student’s favorite, and easy to make, recipes. We hope everyone that buys the book has as much fun reading it as the students did creating it.

Much Aloha goes to Cynthia Inouye for all the hours during school and time spent after school putting the book together. On Saturday May 16, from 10 am – 12 pm, we will have a book signing for the students at the museum along with free admission into the museum. The book is published by Larry Czerwonka Company.

The book is available for sale $14.00 plus SH $6.00 (USA).


Send to: Hawaii Plantation Museum
P.O. Box 562
Papaikou, Hawaii 96781


• REUNIONS: Special group rates for visitors having a family or a class reunion. Contact the museum at (808) 964-5151 to schedule your visit.

• The Other Day” Museum 2015 Calendars are now available for $10. The calendar has information of Mules, Horses and Oxen used in the old days by all sugar plantations before trucks and tractors.

• T-shirts are also available for $20 each.