Madam Pele has taken up residence in Kīlauea Volcano once more, and Halemaʻumaʻu crater’s lava lake isn’t the only proof of her presence. For over a century, many claim to have encountered her white dog days before an eruption. You can read more about some of our favorite tales of Pele’s dog in today’s blog!
Hawai'i has a rich plantation history and our very own Ola’a House has deep ties to what was once Hawai’i Island’s largest sugar plantation. Read more about how the home of the Ola'a Sugar Company's manager became Volcano's Ola’a House, and discover how one man's vision for creating a place for showcasing historic artifacts and highlighting Hawai’i’s multicultural heritage became the Hawaii Plantation Museum.
April showers bring May flowers, but according to a Hawaiian story, it’s the ʻōhiʻa lehua’s flowers that bring showers. Read more about origins of this belief, the iconic ʻōhiʻa’s intrinsic part in Hawaiian culture, and what we can all do to protect these endemic trees.