Bailey House Museum
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bailey House Museum is one of the earliest Western-style structures in Wailuku. It was first built in 1833 by missionary Reverend Jonathan Green as his parsonage (mission house). It eventually became the home of its namesake, Edward Bailey, and his wife. Today it is owned operated as a local art and history museum by the Maui Historical Society. The house is also significant in that it is one of the few structures from the missionary period that has remained mostly unaltered. Many interesting items are on display in the house including pre-contact artifacts, a wooden statue of a demi-god created before the 1819 purge, and a model of a Polynesian sailing vessel.
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