Aloha Authentic Ep 104: ʻIolani Palace – The Former Residence of Hawaiian Royalty

“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

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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.

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Iolani Palace docent shares love of volunteering at historic site

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.

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The Friends of Iolani Palace Volunteer and Docent Training classes

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.

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Hawaii’s Remarkable Women: Liliuokalani

KITV’s Remarkable Women series featuring Queen Liliuokalani aired on Friday, October 4.

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Fun Things to Do on Oahu with Teens

Iolani Palace is featured as a must-to activity to do with teens while on Oahu.

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Treasures from Iolani Palace Unveiled to the Public for the First Time

“Iolani Palace unveils never before seen treasures from Hawaii’s history.”

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The New York Times Style Magazine: Paokalani Quilting Circle

“In Hawaii, the Quilt Makers Keeping a Centuries-Old Tradition Alive” by John Wogan

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Smithsonian.com: How the Music of Hawaii’s Last Ruler Guided the Island’s People Through Crisis

“A prolific composer, Queen Liliuokalani created some of the most popular Hawaiian tunes and compositions of all time.”

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GoToTravelGal.com: 13 Incredible Not-to-Miss Things To Do in Hawaii

Iolani Palace was listed among 13 incredible things to do in Hawaii from the Go to Travel Gal team.

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