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The introduction of the island’s first printing press meant many things for Maui—especially in a Hawaiian culture that had no written form of language. After early missionaries devised an alphabet—and brought a printing press to Lahainaluna High School—bibles, a constitution, and written laws all followed soon after at Hale Pa‘i. 

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Hale Pa‘i Printing Museum

The introduction of the island’s first printing press meant many things for Maui—especially in a Hawaiian culture that had no written form of language. After early missionaries devised an alphabet—and brought a printing press to Lahainaluna High School—bibles, a constitution, and written laws all followed soon after at Hale Pa‘i.