Wo Hing Temple Museum

Local nameWo Hing Temple Museum
LocationLahaina, Hawaii, USA

The Wo Hing Society Hall is a building located at 858 Front Street in the Lahaina Historic District in Lahaina, Hawaii. Built around 1912, it served the growing Chinese population centered in Lahaina, primarily those working in the sugarcane industry as a social and fraternal hall for the Wo Hing Society. By the 1940s the declining Chinese population in Lahaina slowly made the building redundant and the property was neglected.

In 1983, the Lahaina Restoration Foundation worked with the Wo Hing Society to restore the building to its former appearance. After restoration and construction in 1984, the museum was opened to the public. It currently operates under the name Wo Hing Museum and is one of only two existing Chinese Society Halls on Maui. It was placed on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places on July 30, 1982, and, as Wo Hing Society Building, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 1982.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wo_Hing_Society_Hall

More information http://www.lahainarestoration.org/wohing.html

Address 848 Front St., Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

Coordinates 20°52'34.846" N -156°40'50.146" E

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