tue18jun7:00 pmAfter Dark in the Park - June 18, 2024Po‘e ho‘o hāhāpa‘akai: The Salt Gatherers of Hawai‘i7:00 pm(GMT-10:00) Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium


June 18, 2024 7:00 pm(GMT-10:00)


Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Other Events

Event Details

Po‘e ho‘o hāhāpa‘akai: The Salt Gatherers of Hawai‘i

Did you know that Hawaiʻi’s first major export was not sugar, pineapples, or even sandalwood? By 1786 numerous ships stopped in Hawai‘i for provisioning creating a tremendous demand for Hawaiian sea salt. The salt collected here was said to be the best and allowed for the preservation of fish and meat, enabling the people to populate this region less suited for agriculture. Join Park archaeologist, Summer Roper Todd as she takes us along the footpath of the salt gatherers and provides a taste of the past.

When: June 18 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series of programs.

Event is free, however your suggested $2.00 donation helps support park programs. Park entrance fees apply.

For information, call (808) 985-6011.

Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.