Printing Museum Lahaina

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November 1, 2021

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Hale Paʻi Printing Museum 

Hale Paʻi at Lahainaluna High School

The Printing Museum is a historical building on the hillside above Lahaina Town, on the grounds of Lahainaluna High School at:

980 Lahainaluna Road
Lahaina, HI 96761

About Hale Paʻi Printing Museum

The Hawaiian name for this site is Hale Pai, which means House of Printing.  The current building was constructed in 1837, but the printing press that it houses was first used in this area in 1834.  In that year, it printed the first newspaper west of the Rocky Mountains.  The printing building was set up by the missionaries, who gave the Hawaiians their first written language and taught them to read.  Students here were taught to set type, bind books, and create their textbooks.

The Printing Museum has displays of the original printing press, movable type, 19th-century furniture, and numerous photos and books from the era. It’s only open three days per week, so call 808-667-7040 for the current days and hours before you go.  Admission is free.  The museum is run by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

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