The people of Maui weave a colorful tapestry of ethnic cultures through centuries of history. There are museums featuring this cultural heritage and different eras of Maui’s history throughout the island. Not only do museums provide an interesting way to learn about the history and culture of a place, but they also offer gift shops with one-of-a-kind crafts, art, books and media for you to discover something special.
Hana Cultural Center & Museum brings you back to Hawaii’s storied past and a traditional way of life in Hana. The complex includes a House of Treasures building with artifacts, photos and books, an outdoor thatched Kauhale Village and garden, and the restored Courthouse and Jail. The gift shop is stocked with beautifully handcrafted art and souvenirs in wood, fiber and fabrics made by East Maui artisans.