April Walk & Shoot Mānoa Heritage Center
Did you know there is a heiau in Mānoa Valley? Kūkaʻōʻō is the last of 14 heiau in Mānoa Valley and is on the grounds of Kūaliʻi, the tudor style Mānoa Avenue residence of Sam and Mary Cooke, The Cooke family preserved the land and heiau and share them with the community through the Mānoa Heritage Center which they support on their grounds. Join us for a walk, shoot and special guided tour by HMAUS member Gene Parola who is a docent with the Center. The valley has an interesting history and the heiau is thought to have been originally built by menehune. http://www.manoaheritagecenter.org/

This will be a walking tour from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Bring your camera and challenge yourself to find interesting perspectives and features to capture and connect them to the stories you will hear. Afterwards if youʻre interested we can go have some lunch and share photos at Pho Viet Thien Hong in the Mānoa Marketplace.

Since Springfest is happening May 20th, this tour is in lieu of a May MacLearn session.

Location: 2859 Mānoa Road
Directions - Enter the Valley via Punahou Street. Drive past Punahou School and get into the left lane. The road forks at a small park where Punahou becomes Mānoa Road. Stay to the LEFT of the fork continuing on Mānoa Road. A good landmark is the Seventh Day Adventist Church on your right as you drive into the Valley. Then once you pass Cooper Road, enter the 4th driveway on your right at 2859 Mānoa Road. Parking – Please park on the lawn in front of the Tudor style home. Follow the signs directly to the “Office” to meet your docent and begin your tour. Map: http://bit.ly/map-manoa

If you wish to carpool from Nuʻuanu Baptist Church or need a lift from the King St. into the valley please contact Joan by April 27 jmatsuka@hawaii.edu

Cost for everyone: $7 per person for the Mānoa Heritage Center. Everyone welcome.

Bring: your camera, hat or visor, walking stick if you wish, water, your photo notes book if you went to Hoʻomaluhia. The path is a bit rocky with a few stairs with railings so wear comfortable shoes.

IMPORTANT: There is a waiver form, photography policy and an info sheet from the Mānoa Heritage Center linked below. Please print the waiver form (top half needed only) and bring it with your $7 that morning. Weʻll have a few extras in case you forget.

Click here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/29kpb6hd45ix02s/AADcJ2HYmK0j6v-euJQYSG-0a?dl=0

As an aside, the walls of the heiau were rebuilt by the hand and direction of uhau humu pōhaku master Billy Fields. The art of dry-stone masonry, stone wall weaving or building without mortar, is an ancient art thatʻs gradually being revived. Learn about the these efforts and the cultural importance of doing it in the right way here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYagOPjQiTI

In another video by Kamehameha Schools Billy Fields and Keola Akana visit the amazing oceanside heiau restoration site in Keahou, Kona http://www.kumukahi.org/units/na_kanaka/oihana/uhauhumu_pohaku

Billy Fields at Kūkaʻōʻō
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