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The Island Heritage Gallery includes a replica of a Hawaiian grass house with thatched palm roof and floor mats, native tools made from basalt rock and fiber art using coconut, pandanus and ieie, and a pliable air root.

Other displays explain the caste system and show aspects of Japanese, Chinese and Filipino culture. A bust of Mark Twain is carved in a piece of monkeypod tree that he planted in 1866. Upstairs is the Earth Heritage Gallery.

This is a first-class display of minerals and rocks including thunder eggs, agates, jaspers, mezolite and lava, many from the original collection of Rev Lyman. Other displays show flora and fauna, paperweights, shells and crystals.

Location: 276 Haili St, Hilo Hawaii 96720 Telephone 808-935-5021

11/29 Coming to The Hilo area
Annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival Maui HI April19-21 Featured performers will also conduct on-site school visits to various Maui schools to educate and and inform Maui's youth about the Hawaiian steel guitar. These visits, targeted specifically for students of these schools, includes both educational sessions and entertainment by the visiting performers.
Maui Classical Music Festival Maui HI May10 Over the years the Festival has received extensive coverage in national newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the New York Times, the Hawaii newspapers, and travel and airline magazines. Feature articles written about the Festival have appeared in important musical publications such as Musical America, Chamber Music America, and American Record Guide.
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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival Maui HI June23 Various artists, food, crafts, Guitar exhibitor, and more.