Do you know how Hawaii’s plantation-style homes came to have the look and design that they have?
Have you been inside the magnificent Victorian mansion, Shipman House, and what do you know of its history?
Did you know that near the beach there’s a baronial-style historic building – now a B&B – that has a 30-foot vaulted ceiling and reminds one of a European castle?
Learn the stories behind — and get a rare chance to go inside — these and other historically significant and culturally rich domestic structures, with anthropologist and historian Judith Kirkendall and Leslie Lang, author of “Exploring Historic Hilo.”
They will lead a driving tour of “East Hawaii Domestic Structures” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, for the Lyman Museum.
“Please register by Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 935-5021. This is the most popular in the three-tour series we offer, and seats go fast,” said Kirkendall.
The tour begins and ends at the Lyman Museum and includes visits to, and information about, historically and architecturally interesting and diverse homes and inns of East Hawaii.
“This excursion offers a look at the development of Hilo through its buildings where people lived and played,” said Kirkendall. “It’s an interesting heritage that we can still appreciate.”
Tickets are $50 for museum members, $65 for others, and include lunch, bottled water, an informative handout, and chauffeured transportation in the museum’s vans, as well as one free museum admission valid during the month following the tour. For more information, visit www.lymanmuseum.org or call 935-5021.