276 Haili ST, Hilo Hawaii 96720
The oldest frame building on the Big Isalnd. David and Sarah Lyman were Congregational missionaries in the early 1800's. Some furniture and decorations are filled in from other island homes, but much is the original furnishings.
It is open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 1-4. Admission is charged. The museum's gift shop sells a walking tour map of old Hilo town explaining the background of historic sites and buildings. The museum was built in 1973.
It houses and displays unique artifacts such as wooden spitoons, historical dress characteristic of Hawaii's various ethnic groups and the world's only Hawaiian land shell (snail) display. Pure excitement for resident and visitor alike.
Other History nearby:
(Kailua-Kona) Hulihee Palace and Museum
(Volcano) International Fireplace of Friendship
(Kailua-Kona) Kona Inn Historical Landmark
(Laupahoehoe) Laupahoehoe Train Museum
(Pahoa) Lava Tree State Monument
(Hilo) Lyman Mission House and Museum
12/03 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.
Merrie Monarch Festival Hilo HI June7-9 Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural event held annually in Hilo on the island of Hawaii. Festivities start on Easter Sunday and culminate with the Hula competition events at the Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium - Miss Aloha Hula on Thursday, Hula Kahiko on Friday, and Hula 'Auana on Saturday.
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival Maui HI June23 Various artists, food, crafts, Guitar exhibitor, and more.