Kepo‘okalani Interpretive Center
March 31, 2013; The Queen Liliuokalani Trust (QLT) celebrated the opening of Kepo‘okalani Interpretive Center in Kona with traditional oli (chants), lei and a blessing Tuesday. The interpretive center is named in honor of Queen Liliuokalani’s great grandfather and reveals the Queen and her alii family’s close association with the ahupuaa of Keahuolu in north Kona.
The Kepo‘okalani Interpretive Center provides an entryway to an adjacent 25-acre Historic Preserve, which contains key elements of a traditional agricultural complex that sustained the lives of ancient Hawaiians within the ahupuaa of Keahuolu. Interactive exhibits, including a media structure that takes people on a video journey into the past, tell a fascinating story of daily life in Kona over four centuries ago. Harvest Moon Studio worked with the QLT and Barry Howard Limited, to produce the multi-screen video.
The Historic Preserve, with approximately 100 archaeological sites and nearly 500 component features, allows people to experience, understand and appreciate the lives of those who once lived and worked these lands that today might be considered as environmentally marginal.
For more info: http://onipaa.org/pages/keahuolu