Hands on History program schedule announced

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Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., the Kona Historical Society hosts Hands On History at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook. Hands On History offers opportunity to learn, experience and practice activities important to the daily lives of Kona’s Japanese immigrants during the 1920s and 1940s. The activities include coffee roasting, medicinal herb gardening, Japanese calligraphy, Japanese pickling, lauhala weaving, mochi making and tofu making.

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Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., the Kona Historical Society hosts Hands On History at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook. Hands On History offers opportunity to learn, experience and practice activities important to the daily lives of Kona’s Japanese immigrants during the 1920s and 1940s. The activities include coffee roasting, medicinal herb gardening, Japanese calligraphy, Japanese pickling, lauhala weaving, mochi making and tofu making.

The program schedule for January is:

• Wednesday – A Japanese New Year’s Tradition: Mochi Making

• Jan. 6 – Art and Language: Learning Japanese with Calligraphy

• Jan. 11 – Home Grown Remedies: Kona’s Traditions of Medicinal Gardens

• Jan. 13 – Beans in the Skillet: Coffee Roasting at Home

• Jan. 18 – A Balanced Bento: Pickles as a Mainstay of the Japanese Table

• Jan. 20 – Backyard Groceries: Sustainability in the Kitchen

• Jan. 25 – Fresh Off the Press: Making Tofu in the Family Kitchen

• Jan. 27 – Weaving Tools and Treasures: Lauhala on a Kona Coffee Farm

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The 5.5-acre Kona Coffee Living History Farm tells the story of these Kona coffee pioneers, emphasizing their family values, independence, and resourcefulness. Participation in Hands On History is included in the price of admission.

Info: 323-3222, konahistorical.org.