to Moorea Maiao

Association Tahitian Historical Society

The Tahitian Historical Society association was created
in 1926 by Medford Kellum when he came to Polynesia aboard the Kaimiloa, as part of a scientific expedition from the Bishop Museum in Hawaii.
Having fallen in love with Moorea, the shipowner acquired the Opunohu valley then put up for
auction and entrusted it to his son to turn it into a vast agricultural estate and carry out the first archaeological excavations of the valley. The association quickly developed in the last century a set of social actions in favor of the inhabitants of Moorea, in particular through training but also by setting up time to share between children and their parents for the end of year
celebrations. . Put on hold in 2019 following the death of Polynesian
archaeologist Marimari Kellum, the association has been redeploying its activities since 2022 in the same spirit that had animated the Kellum estate over the last century, notably offering social cohesion activities, training in organic farming, academic support and promotion of sustainable tourism.
We speak : French


Vallée d'Opunohu
98729 Moorea Maiao

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