Maui Historical Society Gets $5k Grant from OHA for Lei Day
By Maui Now Staff
The Maui Historical Society has received a $5,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to support the upcoming 2015 Lei Day Heritage Festival on Maui. The festival, scheduled for May 1, 2015, at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku, will include Hawaiian cultural arts and crafts workshops, exhibits, as well as hula, mele, and lei performances. The Maui Historical Society and OHA hope to increase awareness and participation in Hawaiian cultural activities for Maui residents and visitors alike by hosting the festival. The event is free to the community.
“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,” said Sissy Lake-Farm, executive director of the Maui Historical Society.
For more information about the upcoming festival, contact Event Coordinator Kekai Robinson at (808) 244-3326 or visit www.MauiMuseum.org.