Preserving & Perpetuating Hawaiʻi’s Proud & Living Paniolo Heritage

The Art of the Paniolo

Visitors to Parker Ranch Center in Waimea are greeted with a series of...

E Lei

Almost 100 years ago, writer Don Blanding had an idea that he thought was...

The Art of the Pāʻū

A beautiful tradition rides on! Hawaiʻi’s people fell in love with the...

Church Row, A Place of Many Faiths

Imiola Congregational Church - photo courtesy Historic Hawaii...

Parker Ranch, More Than Beef

Dairy boys, working under highly sanitary conditions, proudly show their...

“Paniolo” – The Hawaiian Cowboy

The first cattle were gifted to Hawaiʻi in 1793. Uncontrolled, they eventually plundered villages, gardens and farms. By invitation from King Kamehameha III, vaquero arrived as mentors of the native Hawaiians. Thus began the unique story of the Hawaiian Paniolo … 

THE PANIOLO PRESERVATION SOCIETY exists to promote the heritage of the Hawaiian cowboy. We celebrate the Hawaiian ranching industry and the accomplishments of the generations of paniolo that made that industry possible. Representing all cowboys from all of the Hawaiian islands, our goal is to increase public awareness of the historical, present-day and future significance of Hawaiʻi’s ranching industry and the honored traditions of its paniolo.

HERITAGE CENTER

VISIT our unique paniolo history museum packed with old-time stories, photos, saddles & more.

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am to 3pm
Wednesday, Saturday 8am – 2pm

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Visit our web store!

SHOP ONLINE NOW!

Now Open! Our Heritage Center ONLINE Gift Shop offers the great paniolo items you’ve seen in the store. Explore our collection of logo apparel, books, kitchenware, western gifts, keiki clothes and toys, PPS custom palaka facemasks, and our new Ride for the Brand long sleeved tees.

VISIT OUR STORE NOW

BOOK AN EVENT

HOST YOUR EVENT at Pukalani Stables, home to of Parker Ranch paniolo and one of the oldest and most historic ranching sites in Hawaii. Ideal for groups of up to 200 people.

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HELP SUPPORT PPS

Paniolo Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded solely by those wishing to preserve and promote the ranching heritage of Hawaiʻi.

Your generous support in any amount is appreciated and helps carry on the legacy of the paniolo!

MAHALO from PPS





From Our Blog

The Art of the Paniolo

The Art of the Paniolo

Visitors to Parker Ranch Center in Waimea are greeted with a series of expansive murals by Hawai’i Island Artist Marcia Ray. Commissioned in the late 1990’s, these works portray ranch life and paniolo culture in a unique and colorful way, backed by Marcia’s dedicated...

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E Lei

E Lei

Almost 100 years ago, writer Don Blanding had an idea that he thought was good enough to share with his bosses, editors of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. “So, the bright idea that I presented was, “Why not have a Lei Day?” Let everyone wear a lei and give a lei. Let it...

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