Lahaina Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)3 Hawai‘i nonprofit organization chartered in 1962. Its purpose is to cooperate with all community-oriented interests in ongoing efforts to restore, preserve and interpret the physical and cultural legacies and history of Lahaina, the first capital of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i. Its vision is that Lahaina’s prominent place in Hawai‘i’s history and rich cultural traditions are celebrated and, through authentic preservation of significant sites, buildings and artifacts, its story is shared.
The success of Lahaina Restoration Foundation (LRF) from its inception and into the third millennium lies largely in the guiding power of its volunteer Board of Directors. These individuals have been selected to serve the Foundation based on their experience and abilities in areas of business, community and cultural interests.
LRF has restored and preserved more than one dozen landmarks and historic structures in Lahaina. LRF maintains several collections of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, maps, logs and other materials representative of Lahaina’s colorful past. These collections are available to the public and researchers by request.