History & Culture

Of the cultural resources we have inherited from the past, it is the knowledge, traditions, songs and stories shared by people of today that give life to the Haleakalā landscape. Native Hawaiians have lived on and mālama (cared for) the land for over 1,000 years. Important cultural places and sites are found within the Summit and Kīpahulu areas of Haleakalā National Park and are spoken of in numerous Hawaiian mele (songs/chants) and legends.

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Oral History

Meet a few past and present Haleakalā employees and uncover their long-lasting connection with the Park.

  • image of the history of the Haleakala highway exhibit on display.

    Explore past exhibits of Haleakalā National Park.

  • view of crater.

    Learn how to protect Haleakalā for future generations.

  • Images of objects from museum collection

    Learn about Haleakalā National Park's museum collection.

Last updated: April 15, 2022

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Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768


808 572-4400

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