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 Honoka`a 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 Hawai‘i.

Please download our brochure for more information: HCCOH Brochure


Laupahoehoe Train Museum serves as the 501c3 fiscal sponsor of the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua, making your donations a tax deduction.

The purpose of the Laupahoehoe Train Museum is to preserve, promote and protect the historical, cultural, educational, social, civic, and economic interests of North Hilo and Hāmākua districts while highlighting the history of the railroads on the Island of Hawai`i.

The small, community-run museum is open on Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and has tours running throughout the day. Visit them at http://www.thetrainmuseum.com/.