Mānoa Heritage Center (MHC-NP)

Founded in 1996 by preservationists Sam and Mary Cooke, the Mānoa Heritage Center is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the thoughtful stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i. This remarkable site consists of Kūka‘ō‘ō Heiau, a Native Hawaiian garden and Kūali‘i, a Tudor-style house, built in 1911 that is presently the Cookes' private residence. The heiau and historic home are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Currently, only Kūka‘ō‘ō Heiau and garden tours are available, guided by well-trained, knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer docents. Reservations are needed with two-week advance notice preferred. The Center is committed to preserving and interpreting the heiau, the Native Hawaiian garden, the historic home, Cooke family history and the natural and cultural account of Mānoa Valley for visitors to discover and appreciate!
Contact: Margo Vitarelli (margomhc@hawaiiantel.net)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Mānoa Heritage Center
Honolulu, HI   96822
United States
(808) 988-1287
Collection Statistics:
  • 1 specimen records
  • 1 (100%) georeferenced
  • 1 (100%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 1 genera
  • 1 species
  • 1 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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