“In this episode of Aloha Authentic, we speak with the new Executive Director of The Friends of ʻIolani Palace, Paula Akana, about the Palace’s rich history. Learn the little details about the Royal Family and the overthrow from historian Zita Cup Choy, and hear a song Hawaiʻi’s last Queen wrote
Thousands of artifacts were taken when Hawaii’s monarchy was overthrown. Now, some have returned home to Iolani Palace
The Helen Ladd Thompson Revocable Living Trust donated 113 objects the family had inherited from ancestors Antone and Emily Rosa. Antone Rosa was a government official who served both King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani — the last two monarchs of Hawaii — in numerous positions in the late 19th century.
Iolani Palace historian and docent educator Zita Cup Choy is a familiar face on the palace grounds. She was a member of the first docent class back in 1977 and shared in the excitement as the palace was reopened to the public in May 1978.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jocelyn Collado or Megan Kakimoto Becker Communications, Inc. (808) 533-4165 MORE THAN 100 ITEMS RETURN HOME TO IOLANI PALACE Helen Ladd Thompson Revocable Trust donation includes historical documents, royal orders, and long-lost photographs HONOLULU (Jan. 22, 2020) – The Friends of Iolani Palace has welcomed home more than
Considered a national treasure and the only official state residence for royalty in the country, Iolani Palace welcomes visitors to learn about its history. And now, you can be a part of it. Zita Cup Choy, Iolani Palace Historian, joins us this morning with all of the details.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WANTED: HAWAIIAN HISTORY AND CULTURAL ENTHUSIASTS TO VOLUNTEER WITH THE FRIENDS OF IOLANI PALACE Share Stories with Adults and Keiki as Docents and Guardians HONOLULU (Jan. 8, 2020) – Help bring the rich history of Iolani Palace and Hawaii’s monarchy to life as a volunteer with The
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jocelyn Collado or Megan Kakimoto Becker Communications, Inc. (808) 533-4165 IOLANI PALACE ANNOUNCES REFRESHED NA MOOLELO LECTURE SERIES Free presentations to take place on Kamaaina Sundays HONOLULU (January 6, 2020) – Iolani Palace has refreshed its Na Moolelo Lecture Series to offer free community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jocelyn Collado or Megan Kakimoto Becker Communications, Inc. (808) 533-4165 2019 IOLANI PALACE ORNAMENT NOW AVAILABLE Limited-edition piece inspired by the Prince’s Own helmet plate HONOLULU (November 26, 2019) – Iolani Palace has unveiled its 2019 Palace Ornament, inspired by a helmet plate belonging to
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jocelyn Collado or Megan Kakimoto Becker Communications, Inc. (808) 533-4165 IOLANI PALACE CELEBRATES QUEEN KAPIOLANI’S 185TH BIRTHDAY WITH ANNUAL EVENING TOURS HONOLULU (November 19, 2019) – The Friends of Iolani Palace invites visitors to view the Palace by moonlight in honor of Her Majesty Queen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REPRODUCTION OF QUEEN KAPIOLANI CORONATION GOWN NOW ON DISPLAY IN IOLANI PALACE Native Hawaiian designer Kini Zamora completes re-creation of iconic garment HONOLULU (Nov. 5, 2019) – The latest addition to Iolani Palace’s collection will evoke memories of the regal pomp and circumstance of February 12, 1883,