While Queen Kapi‘olani and sister Princess Lili‘uokalani were in Europe attending Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887, King Kalākaua faced more dire circumstances. The Hawaiian League (a secret society that formed in early 1887 with the purpose of annexing Hawaii to the United States) and American businessmen controlled a vast
After being the first reigning monarch to visit the U.S. in 1874-1875, King Kalākaua embarked on an ambitious world tour in 1881 and was the first monarch to circumnavigate the earth.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IOLANI PALACE BRINGS MONARCHY ERA TO LIFE ON GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE HONOLULU (May 6, 2021) – In celebration of May as Asian American Pacific Islander Month and in partnership with Google, starting today over 100 cultural resources from Iolani Palace can be viewed online on Google Arts &
‘Iolani Palace’s New Tour Provides a Behind-the-Ropes Look at Rooms and Collection You Won’t See on Display
As I stand at the edge of the dining table in ‘Iolani Palace, I should be marveling at the 150-year-old Parisian porcelain dinnerware inlaid with the royal coat of arms; soaking in palace historian Zita Cup Choy’s stories. Instead, the fact that I have passed through the stanchions that kept
Iolani Palace’s financial struggle due to the pandemic appeared to find a lifeline in the $16 billion Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program run by the Small Business Administration, but the fine print makes the National Historic Landmark ineligible to receiving funding.
Kamehameha Schools and Kaunamano Farm donated a total of $10,000 to ‘Iolani Palace as part of a fundraiser in support of the ongoing operations of the historic landmark that has been severely impacted by the downturn of tourism as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Becker Communications, Inc Jocelyn Collado, (808) 392-5737 – cell Leilani Lee, (808) 385-0495 – cell IOLANI PALACE ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF THE 2020 QUEEN KAPIOLANI EVENING TOURS HONOLULU (December 9, 2020) – Iolani Palace announced the cancellation of the 2020 Queen Kapiolani Evening Tours. The annual
What started as an effort to support an iconic Hawaiian landmark during the pandemic has raised thousands of dollars and is now expanding.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 24, 2020 DTL’s Actions of Aloha Cards Raise $10,000 for ‘Iolani Palace HONOLULU – Earlier this year, DTL (detail) launched an Actions of Aloha initiative to inspire self-love, enact change, and remind us that aloha knows no bounds. What began as an idea on social media in response to COVID, developed into a deck of cards with