Grove Farm Gift Shop
The Gift Shop at Grove Farm museum opened with an evening reception on October 29, 2015 and the response from visitors and the community has been terrific. The proceeds from sales provide much needed operating funds in support of Waioli Corporation’s mission to preserve the historic sites and collections and land under its care.
The Gift Shop is staffed by volunteers, and the hours vary. It is scheduled to be opened on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you would like to visit the Gift Shop at other times or for more information please call 245-3202.
GROVE FARM PLANTATION, THE BIOGRAPHY OF A HAWAIIAN SUGAR PLANTATION
by Bob Krauss with W. P. Alexander
Significant changes in Hawaii’s sugar industry and in the development of Grove Farm Plantation on Kauai are covered in this colorful history of Grove Farm and biography of its founder, George N. Wilcox, and of his descendants, who played important roles in Hawaii’s history. 435 pages. Hardcover $25, Softcover $15
MABEL WILCOX, R.N. HER LEGACY OF CARING
by Barnes Riznik
On the 25th anniversary of the opening of Grove Farm museum, this biography of Mabel Wilcox (1882-1978) presents a story of one of Kauai’s most remarkable women and her life as a nurse. 214 pages. Hardcover $25, Softcover $20
WAIOLI MISSION HOUSE, HANALEI, KAUAI
by Barnes Riznik
Waioli Mission House on Kauai was part of a small settlement of church, school and homes. American Protestant foreign missionaries and their families lived in the house from its building in 1837 until the deaths of Abner and Lucy Wilcox, its last missionary occupants, in 1869. The mission dwelling was vacant for many years, falling into disrepair until the granddaughters of Abner and Lucy Wilcox restored the building and refurnished it in 1921. 101 pages. Softcover $15
THE WILCOX QUILTS IN HAWAII
by Robert J. Schleck
The Wilcox quilt collection is a carefully-tended group of Hawaiian and American quilts gathered and used by several generations of one Kauai family. The Wilcox quilts are rich in human interest and warm relationships. The story of the quilts – in letters, notes and conversations – personalizes the objects. This museum publication offers vivid documentation of the circumstances that led to the acquisition of the quilts by this family. 96 pages. Hardcover $20 Softcover $15
WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ELSIE WILCOX OF KAUA`I
by Judith Dean Gething Hughes
The grandchild of missionaries and the niece of a prosperous Kauai sugar planter, Elsie Hart Wilcox was born and raised on her uncle’s plantation. Unlike many of her peers, however, Miss Elsie did not marry, but pursued a full time career as an advocate for change, including education, improved health, and full participation in the life of the community for second-generation Asian Americans. The book also provides insights into the historical development of Kauai and Hawaii in general from 1910 to 1940. 196 pages. Softcover $20
Only available from Grove Farm museum
GROVE FARM ICE BOX COOKIES
(A favorite of Miss Mabel Wilcox)
Baked daily in the oven of the wood burning stove in the Grove Farm kitchen.
6 oz. bags $5
George Norton Wilcox
Through his engineering training at Sheffield Scientific School (Yale) he transformed Grove Farm from a small 900 acre struggling farm to a thriving sugar plantation which he incorporated as Grove Farm Company in 1921. His ingenuity and keen economic intuition helped him to develop a global-investment interest.
Mabel I. Wilcox
The youngest child of Sam and Emma Wilcox's six children, she was determined to study nursing, to help with her mother's fragile health, and graduated from John's Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing in 1911. Shortly after graduation she served with the American Red Cross in France during the First World War. Both she and her sister Elsie saved the family history and homes as just part of their visionary legacy to Kauai.