Mānoa Heritage Center

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 12, 2020 • MHC@Home, Workshops & Programs

Virtual Kahaukani Conversations

Ke Alanui Polohiwa a Kāne: Summer Solstice Conversations We are looking forward to welcoming you back to MHC in person in early July. In the meantime, we are excited to invite you to a Virtual Kahaukani Conversations event, in anticipation of the Summer Solstice.  As the Summer Solstice is upon us (Saturday, June 20) we […]

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. […]

June 2, 2020 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Presenting: MHC@Home Virtual Tours

By Keʻala Wong & Jenny Engle Welina kākou, e komo mai! Greetings everybody and welcome! We hope you are all safe and healthy and enjoying the longer, soon-to-be-summer days. In early July, we will reopen our MHC campus but in the meantime, we’ve developed a way for you to enjoy the mo‘olelo (stories) of the […]

May 27, 2020 • Kaʻaipū Kākou Blog, MHC@Home

Making Dye from Native & Canoe Plants

By Zoe Welch Zoe Welch lives in Pālolo Valley and is a ninth-grader at Punahou School. For her Biology “Action Aloha ‘Āina” semester project, she was tasked with creating an ecology project that promotes awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of Hawaiʻi and honors the intersection of culture, history, and ecology. She chose to make dye from […]

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

ʻUala For All

By Carmela Tafoya Mānoa Valley resident and longtime Mānoa Heritage Center docent and friend, Carmela Tafoya is a self-described ‘uala (sweet potato) enthusiast. Growing up in Atlanta and Albuquerque, Carmela had never enjoyed a purple sweet potato before arriving in Honolulu. A personal trainer by trade, her love for the canoe plant tuber has led […]