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[Vol. 21, no. 1]
February/March 2018



This Old Home
Situated at the mouth of Wailuku’s beautiful iao Valley and surrounded by towering trees and lush gardens, its easy to see why the site of Bailey House Museum was a sacred place for ancient Hawaiians, who referred to the area as Ka Hale Lani (“the house of the heavenly ones”).

Bailey House itself is a missionary-era home, built on a site first used as a mission and school. Edward Bailey bought it in the mid-19th century for his family, and it eventually became a sugarcane plantation manager’s house.

Today, the Maui Historical Society operates Bailey House as a museum, gift shop and archival resource center, replete with the largest collection of precontact Hawaiian artifacts publicly displayed on Maui. Also on display are missionary-era memorabilia, paintings and koa furniture, and sheltered in the museum’s research center is an extensive historical photograph collection, along with manuscripts and maps. Weekly events for visitors and Hawaiian cultural seminars are sponsored by the society.

The museum and gift shop are open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and $1 kids 7 to 12 years old. Call (808) 244-3326 or visit mauimuseum.org

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