The Maui Historical Society received Ahahui grant funding to support the 2015 Lei Day Heritage Festival to be held on May 1. The $5,000 grant came from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) to fund the 2015 Festival at the Hale Hō`ike`ike (Bailey House Museum) in Wailuku.
“We are honored and grateful to receive funding from OHA to promote the history and heritage of our artifacts and also to perpetuate the practice and craftsmanship of Native Hawaiian culture” says Sissy Lake-Farm, Executive Director of the Maui Historical Society.
Activities at the Lei Day Heritage Festival will include a variety of Hawaiian cultural arts and crafts workshops, exhibits, and performances specifically related to hula, mele and lei. The Heritage Festival will support the mission of the Maui Historical Society and OHA by increasing awareness and participation in Hawaiian cultural activities for Maui kama`āina and visitors with an enjoyable, educational, and free community event.
For more information on the program, contact Kekai Robinson, Event Coordinator, at 808-244-3326 or visit MauiMuseum.org.