Sugar Museum Exhibits Plantation Newspapers

in Celebration of American Archives Month:

A National Archives Month Exhibit
Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
October 2020

October is American Archives Month, and The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is celebrating with a display of plantation newspapers published by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company, called the “HC&S Breeze.” There will also be a display of typewriters and typesetting equipment from the era.

Please join us at the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum this October to enjoy this exhibit.
Hours and reservations below under Visitor Information.

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The Breeze was the main source of information for the employees of the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company from 1948-1968.  The production was all done in-house and reported on family, events, field, mill, crops, and weather. Staff photographer Larry Ikeda, former Tournahauler driver, stands out for his expert photography and long service as a photojournalist not only for HC&S, but future Alexander & Baldwin publications. His collection of photos used in Breeze publications was donated to the Sugar Museum in 2012.

The “Breeze” won a number of prizes as a top industrial publication in Hawaii, and left a record of two decades of plantation life.  It still stands out today as a rich source of plantation history, and is a delight to read.



Open Thursdays, by RESERVATION only
Open 10am-2pm, with last admission at 1 p.m.


Admission is free, but reservations are required: 
One reservation covers an individual or entire family group.

We adhere to best business practices, including social distancing, masks required, and sanitizing public spaces.

See you at the museum!


Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
3957 Hansen Rd, Puunene, HI 96784
(808) 871-8058