Mānoa Heritage Center

November 13, 2017 • Mission in Action

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?

November 4, 2017 • Mission in Action

 Senator Brian Schatz Tours MHC

 Senator Brian Schatz toured MHC on the morning of 11/4/2017. He asked lots of questions, found the experience “grounding,” and offered to help in any way. In the photo is Keʻala Wong sharing her knowledge with the Senator.

November 1, 2017 • Mission in Action

Billy Fields Visits MHC

Billy Fields popped in on 11/1/2017 with Mahi La Pierre to check on Kūkaōʻō and the “menehune” wall. He’s kindly agreed to repair a portion of the wall that is bulging out.

August 17, 2017 • Press Release

NEH Grant

Manoa Heritage Center (MHC) is honored to be one of 29 grant recipients nationwide awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Creating Humanities Communities grant program. The $90,000 NEH challenge award makes it possible for MHC to connect educators with Native Hawaiian cultural resources – creating a strong link between leading organizations and […]

February 1, 2017 • In The News

Inside Kualiʻi

Hana Hou Hawaiian Airlines In-Flight Magazine February – March 2017 Issue Read Full Article

December 29, 2016 • Video

Showing the Collection at the Manoa Heritage Center and at the Manoa Gallery

Tune in for a sneak peek of a unique new book, “Paintings, Prints, and Drawings of Hawaii from the Sam and Mary Cooke Collection”, a kama’aina perspective of 18th and 19th century Hawaiian history through art. Learn about the best private collection in the Islands and an update on the new Manoa Gallery. ThinkTech Hawaii […]

June 30, 2015 • Uncategorized

Beneath the Eaves

For Sam and Mary Cooke, preserving the heiau and home on their Mānoa property is a legacy worth leaving. Kikaha Island Air In-Flight Magazine July – September 2015 Issue View Article

May 1, 2015 • Video

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox: Sam Cooke

A member of one of Hawaii’s most prominent kamaaina families, Sam Cooke shares his passion for the restoration of Hawaii’s cultural and historical treasures. A descendant of early missionaries who established a business empire with Castle and Cooke, Sam, along with his wife Mary, established the Manoa Heritage Center to promote the stewardship of ancient […]