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Historic Kōloa Today

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Like other plantation communities, Kōloa’s sugar production and plantation camps have no faded into memory, but the diverse cultures they brought together still remain. Annually, longtime and newer Kōloa and Poʻipū residents honored their rich heritage with the Kōloa Plantation Days celebration that was postponed to 2022 because of COVID.

This podcast features oral history recordings of: Iki Mor, Katie Bukowski, Viveiros Vicente Bargayo, Marvin Brennecke, and Robert Kunimura.

This podcast was done in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities and Hawaiʻi Public Radio.

Public Event

Featuring talk story with today’s Kōloa kamaʻāina and Oral History recordings of Iki Moir, Katie Bukowski Viveiros, Vicente Bargayo, Marvin Brennecke, and Robert Kunimura.

This event was organized in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Center for Oral History in the Department of Ethnic Studies in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, the Kōloa Public Library, and Kōloa Plantation Days.