Mānoa Heritage Center

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, […]

August 31, 2020 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Hawaiian Science

Hawaiian Science: ʻIke o Ka Po‘e ʻImiloa (Knowledge of a Far-Seeking People) “Ahu kupanaha ia, Hawaiʻi ʻimi loa! E noiʻi wale mai nō ka haole-a, ʻaʻole e pau nā hana a Hawaiʻi ʻimi loa.” A heap of amazing things can be learned about Hawaiʻi! And however diligently the foreigner inquires, he cannot completely fathom all […]

August 19, 2020 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Connecting K-12 Teachers and Community Organizations to Create Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) Learning Journeys

By MHC Staff Pilina—connection, is the foundation of community.  The stronger the connection, the more resilient our communities become. The NOAA B-WET (Bay Watershed Education Training) project has been an amazing opportunity for Mānoa Heritage Center to strengthen our pilina with like-minded education organizations throughout the Waikīkī Ahupua‘a watershed. See the list below of the […]

July 16, 2020 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Mahalo to Our Supporters!

E lauhoe mai na waʻa; i ke kā, i ka hoe; i ka hoe, i ke kā; pae aku i ka ‘āina. Everybody paddle the canoes together; bail and paddle, paddle and bail, and the shore is reached. Pitch in with a will, everybody, and the work is quickly done. ʻŌlelo Noeʻau #327 The last […]

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

Moʻolelo or Kaʻao?

Being a Thoughtful Listener Did you know there is another type of story in Hawaiian culture that’s different from moʻolelo? It’s called kaʻao. So what is kaʻao and how is it different from moʻolelo? Kumu Taiwi Crouch is here to help us answer this question! He also shares his retelling of the legend of Kapoʻi and the […]

June 30, 2020 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Welcome Back to MHC!

Aloha pumehana! Warmest greetings! We are happy to announce that Mānoa Heritage Center will be reopening Wednesday, July 1 with new morning programs that are free to kamaʻāina (residents) and available by reservation only.  Thirty-minute docent-led zip tours of Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau and its surrounding gardens of native plants will be available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and […]

June 24, 2020 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations – Summer Solstice

Ke Alanui Polohiwa a Kāne: Sharing Practitioner Perspectives on the Summer Solstice By Jenny Leung, Cultural Site Manager He lawaiʻa no ke kai pāpaʻu, he pōkole ke aho; he lawaiʻa no ke kai hohonu he loa ke aho. The fisherman of the shallow sea uses only a short line; a fisherman of the deep sea […]

June 15, 2020 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Through the Eyes of a Citizen Historian

By Andrea Wagner Born and raised in Wailupe Valley, Andrea Wagner is a dedicated MHC volunteer extraordinaire—not only does she give tours to student and adult visitors, she volunteers to help process our newsletters, registers guests at events, and as a lifelong learner and citizen historian, jumped at the opportunity to dive a little deeper […]

June 9, 2020 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Native Plant Portraits

Kathy Au and Taffy Raphael have been friends for 42 years. When they’re not studying native plants – Kathy via botanical illustration and Taffy through photography – they are focused on making sure keiki throughout the country receive a good education. Together they founded SchoolRISE, a consultancy firm dedicated to helping schools improving literacy achievement. […]