Guided by ancient Hawaiian wisdom, the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua empowers the community to revitalize families, lands, and cultural heritages.

Fueled by Lanakila Mangauil’s passion for Hawaiian culture and his mission to cultivate environmental stewardship, community members rallied together to work with him in creating the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua.

The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua is a multicultural, multigenerational community center situated in the heart of Honokaʻa on the Island of Hawai‘i.

It is a space for residents to deepen their connection with Hawaiian culture through community classes in art, hula, language, history, agriculture, philosophy, and more. The center hosts special events, guest speakers, community service projects, and cultural exchange programs. It strives to create a foundation for future generations.

Visitors are invited to stop by the center to learn about the history and culture of Hawaiʻi.

Please download our brochure for more information.

The Laupāhoehoe Train Museum is the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor of the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua (HCCOH). Through LTM, donations to HCCOH are tax deductible. The partnership between HCCOH and LTM will allow the center opportunities to network with other organizations and companies along the Hāmākua coast.

Established in 1998, LTM’s mission is to preserve, promote and protect the historic, cultural, educational, social, civic and economic, interests of the North Hilo and Hāmākua communities.

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