Mānoa Heritage Center

August 16, 2022 • MHC@Home, Workshops & Programs

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Moʻiliʻili

As editor of the book Mō‘ili‘ili -The Life of a Community, artist Laura Ruby will talk about the vibrant community first named Waikīkī Waena, then Kamoiliili, and today known as Mō‘ili‘ili. The story of Mōʻiliʻili begins with the ancient Hawaiians and their concept of ahupuaʻa (land division), which incorporated the notion of balance in the use of […]

May 26, 2022 • MHC@Home, Workshops & Programs

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Moʻo Water

In this talk, Ms. Fujikane will focus on the moʻolelo of Keaomelemele and its relevance for our understanding of climate change events happening today.  In the migration of the awe-inspiring moʻo reptilian water deities from their home islands in the clouds to Waialua on Oʻahu, the procession spanned from Waialua to Kapūkakī, today known as […]

April 19, 2022 • MHC@Home, Workshops & Programs

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Filipino Foodways

We are excited to announce our next Virtual Kahaukani Conversations coming up on Thursday, May 19 with Pinay scholar and educator Shannon Cristobal.  Her presentation will look at the stories of Pinay women and their foodways during the plantation era and beyond. These stories can illuminate the ways in which history, culture, and household knowledge […]

March 8, 2022 • MHC@Home, Workshops & Programs

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Waititi

Join us for our next Virtual Kahaukani Conversations on Thursday, March 17 with Chaminade Professor of Anthropology and Geography, Dr. Richard Bordner.  In his presentation entitled “Mapping the Mahele in the Ahupuaʻa of Waititi,” Dr. Bordner will be sharing about his project of creating an overlay of the current area of Palolo-Waikīkī with the 1855 […]

December 29, 2021 • MHC@Home, Workshops & Programs

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Lauaʻe

Join us for our first Virtual Kahaukani Conversations of 2022 with guest speaker Puanani “Nani” Anderson-Fung, a graduate student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Botany program. This presentation is intended to be a fun, fast-paced story of how faith in the synergism of indigenous and global plant science, allowed me to solve the […]

November 1, 2021 • MHC@Home, Workshops & Programs

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Filipino Foodways

Join us on Thursday, November 18 for our next Kahaukani Conversations with Pinay scholar and educator Shannon Cristobal.  Shannon’s presentation will look at the stories of Pinay women and their foodways during the plantation era and beyond. These stories can illuminate the ways in which history, culture, and household knowledge or informal knowledge are vital […]

September 24, 2021 • MHC@Home, Workshops & Programs

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Mānoa Plants

We are finally back with another Virtual Kahaukani Conversations. We hope everyone has been safe and healthy as we continue to navigate these crazy times. Join us as we talk plants and Mānoa Valley with artist and horticulturist David Shepard. David’s presentation, “Mānoa Plants: A Changing Landscape,” will examine how the land use and plants […]

June 24, 2021 • MHC@Home, Workshops & Programs

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Eia Hawaiʻi

Join us for our next Virtual Kahaukani Conversation with Maya Kawailanaokeawaiki Saffery. Inspired by her research on ʻāina (land) education, her presentation will discuss how mele (songs, chants) composed in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) are repositories of Hawaiian epistemology (the study of knowledge) and can therefore become lenses through which to view and imagine how […]

January 28, 2021 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Why Mānoa Matters

Mid-Pacific Students Create a Podcast About the Valley Mānoa Heritage Center was first introduced to Mid-Pacific Institute’s Historic Preservation course back in 2017 when students scanned Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau using a 3-D Lidar Scanner. This year, challenged by COVID safety protocols, Historic Preservation teacher Billie Napoleon approached Mānoa Heritage Center about the possibility of supporting students […]

November 10, 2020 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Farming & Fishing

Farming and Fishing in Ancient Hawaiʻi – Three Examples: Kōloa, Kauaʻi; Kawākiu, Molokaʻi; and Kahoʻolawe For our most recent Kahaukani Conversations, we were fortunate to have Dr. Hallett Hammatt, archaeologist and founder of Cultural Surveys Hawaiʻi, speak with us. Dr. Hammatt has been working in the field of archaeology and historic preservation for 40 years, […]

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