Mānoa Heritage Center

October 15, 2020 • In The News

MHC Hula Camp Goes Virtual!

“Our kids will save and cherish their kalaʻau and kukui nut lei. And they’re so happy that they now know how to make tī leaf and lei poʻo. They’re anxious to teach the neighbor kids.” Parent of hula camp students Taking advantage of the Hawaii Department of Education’s Fall Break, MHC hosted its second hula […]

October 14, 2020 • In The News

Kahaukani Conversations – Ka Uʻi o Mānoa

Missed our last Kahaukani? Watch the recording! MHC’s strategic plan for the next few years is based on a commitment to inclusion, relevance, and sustainability. Transforming into an organization of, by, for the community requires a multi-pronged approach and we are looking forward to seeing how these different initiatives take shape (we’ll tell you more […]

October 13, 2020 • In The News

Welcome to the ʻOhana Sami!

With great pleasure, we introduce the newest addition to the MHC ʻohana, Samantha “Sami” Nakahira of Kupu ʻĀina Corps. The ʻĀina Corps program at KUPU provides paid career-building employment and skill-training while directly impacting the community for young adults who find interest in environmental and sustainability fields. MHC joyfully joined the ʻĀina Corps initiative for […]

October 17, 2018 • In The News

HANOCON 2018 Lifetime Achievement Awardee

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE This award recognizes a member of our community who has demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to Hawaii’s nonprofit sector. This year, we are proud to honor both Bob Agres and Mary Cooke with this award. MARY COOKE is the co-founder of Manoa Heritage Center, a nonprofit organization which offers visitors unique insights […]

October 3, 2018 • In The News

Reunited After 199 Years

Mānoa Heritage Center founder Sam Cooke had a passion for collecting rare books related to the period of Western exploration of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. His first purchase was a copy of Cook’s Third Voyage that he bought as a Freshman at Cornell. But this is a story about a French voyage: Jacques Arago was […]

September 21, 2018 • In The News

Give Aloha at Foodland

Give Aloha throughout September and Foodland will match a portion of your donation! Mahalo to all our supporters for helping us encourage the understanding of Hawai’i’s natural and cultural heritage. Please submit your receipts to receive a MHC credit recognition.

November 13, 2017 • In The News

SEEQS Middle School Students Visit MHC

On 11/13, SEEQS middle school students visited Mānoa Heritage Center and interviewed co-founder and kūpuna Mary Cooke (along with her friend and fellow kūpuna Helen Nakano). These students were considering the essential question Ho‘omana‘o: How can we learn from the past to prepare for our ever changing future?