The free celebration is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a day filled with entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and a silent auction. Parking is available at the Kēōkea Park and shuttle buses will transport visitors to and from the parking site.
According to the “Ka Alele O Kula, Dedication Edition” newsletter of 1937, the sanatorium was developed by William Pogue, Harry A. Baldwin and Dr. W.F. McConkey, who decided that the cool refreshing air and the calm equable climate would make an ideal location for tuberculosis patients. The current building stands as a monument to that vision.
The Kula Hospital Auxiliary (KHA) is the sponsor of the celebration and the centennial book, Kula San, Maui’s Healing Place by Dr. Patricia Brown, which shares 100 years of the hospital’s history. Dr. Brown is an educator, psychologist and researcher.
Kula Hospital in Kēōkea will celebrate its 100th birthday on Grandparents Day, Sunday, Sept. 12.
The book will be available for sale at the celebration and orders will also be accepted by mail. The book sells for $49.95. Postage and handling for each book is $10.75 and pick-up is also availbel at Kula Hospital.
Make checks out to Kula Hospital Auxiliary, c/o Alberta Canha, 100 Kēōkea Place, Kula, HI 96790.