Iolani Palace ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’

“People were saying, ‘The Palace would never close, they would never let that happen,’ but realistically we could have,” said Paula Akana, executive director of The Friends of Iolani Palace.

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Hawaiian Royal Hats Part V: Hawaiian Royals Today

Who is considered the heir to the Hawaiian throne nowadays is contested. Some consider Quentin Kūhiō Kawānanakoa, grandson of Abigail Kapi‘olani Kawānanakoa, to be the heir as his is directly descended from Prince David Kawānanakoa through primogeniture.

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Hawaiian Royal Hats Part IV: After the Monarchy and Into the 20th Century

After the death of Queen Lili‘uokalani in 1917 at age 79, plans to try to restore the monarchy waned and legal disputes for restoration and/or compensation offered no results. Prince Kūhiō, who has a Hawaiian state holiday named after him now, eventually became the Hawaiian Delegate to the U.S. House

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Iolani Palace to open Tuesdays for self-led tours

Iolani Palace will add an additional day of operations for tours beginning June 1, officials announced today. Guests will be offered self-led audio tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, adding to other tour options currently available Wednesdays through Fridays.

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Friends of Iolani Palace to mark 55 years with weeklong virtual hoolaulea

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Friends of Iolani Palace is celebrating its 55th anniversary with a week-long virtual hoolaulea from June 6 to 12. The festivities include an online auction, virtual film screening and discussion surrounding the Palace restoration, and a virtual concert. The online auction on June 6 features artwork

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Friends of Iolani Palace to mark 55 years with weeklong virtual hoolaulea

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Friends of Iolani Palace is celebrating its 55th anniversary with a week-long virtual hoolaulea from June 6 to 12. The festivities include an online auction, virtual film screening and discussion surrounding the Palace restoration, and a virtual concert. The online auction on June 6 features artwork

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Hawaiian Royal Hats Part III: Bayonet Constitution and Illegal Overthrow

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

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Hawaiian Royal Hats Part II: World Tour and Golden Jubilee

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.

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IOLANI PALACE BRINGS MONARCHY ERA TO LIFE ON GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE

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 &

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Iolani Palace Volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month. If you want to make a difference, Iolani Palace is looking for volunteers. Leilani Kahoano, Iolani Palace Volunteer, joined Wake Up 2day with what you need to know.

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