NEW LED LIGHTING AT IOLANI PALACE BRIGHTENS HISTORY AND SAVES ENERGY **Retrofit Project Brings Interior Rooms to Life and Illuminates the Hawaiian Flag at Night** HONOLULU (Aug. 28, 2017) –Iolani Palace has created an energy-efficient future without compromising its historic past through a LED Retrofit Project. The project included the
MONARCHY WARDROBE SETTING TRENDS AT IOLANI PALACE Alii Gown Reproductions Exhibited Throughout Royal Residence HONOLULU (January 2017) – The newest additions to Iolani Palace’s collections feature the timeless flare of royal fashion and style with four gowns from the Alii Gown Reproduction Project. The pieces are recreations of dresses worn
IOLANI PALACE HONORS BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN KAPIOLANI WITH EVENING TOURS HONOLULU (Nov. 28, 2016) – The Friends of Iolani Palace invites visitors to view the Palace by moonlight in honor of Her Majesty Queen Kapiolani’s birthday. On Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 28 and Dec. 29, 2016, evening tours of the
IOLANI PALACE UNVEILS SECOND DRESS IN ALII GOWN REPRODUCTION PROJECT Ostrich Feather Gown worn by Queen Liliuokalani to be previewed at Bloomingdale’s HONOLULU (October 11, 2016) – As part of its mission to share and celebrate the living restoration of Iolani Palace and its place in Hawaiian history, the Friends
REYN SPOONER CELEBRATES THE FRIENDS OF IOLANI PALACE 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL PRINT Proceeds to Support Restoration, Preservation and Conservation Efforts HONOLULU (June 22, 2016) – Royal fashion hits the streets as Reyn Spooner designs Iolani Palace, a limited edition aloha print to honor The Friends of Iolani Palace’s 50th
IOLANI PALACE FIRST IN HAWAII TO USE 3D SCANNING TECHNOLOGY FOR VIRTUAL TOURS HONOLULU (April 5, 2016) – Iolani Palace has partnered with LNG3D Hawaii to create the first 3D model of a Hawaii historic site that allows online visitors to virtually tour the iconic royal residence. The online tour
IOLANI PALACE SEEKS PASSIONATE DOCENTS TO SHARE ITS RICH HISTORY WITH VISITORS HONOLULU (Feb. 3, 2016) – Iolani Palace will be holding a twelve-week Docent Training Course for those who are interested in Hawaiian history and enjoy interacting with individuals of all ages. The training will expand participants’ knowledge of
IOLANI PALACE OFFERS FREE ADMISSION TO RESIDENTS ON KAMAAINA SUNDAYS HONOLULU (Feb. 1, 2016) – On the second Sunday of each month, Iolani Palace opens its doors to kamaaina guests to visit the historic landmark for free. “We hope that our Kamaaina Sundays encourages more residents to make a visit
The Friends of ‘Iolani Palace is excited to announce its recent accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures that museums continue to uphold their public trust responsibilities.
‘Iolani Palace is pleased to announce it will be the recipient of a $65,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to plan new exhibits for its basement galleries.