IOLANI PALACE ANNOUNCES HE MELE LAHUI HAWAII PROGRAM

IOLANI PALACE ANNOUNCES HE MELE LAHUI HAWAII PROGRAM Featuring ongoing performances by famed Hawaiian entertainer Kuuipo Kumukahi HONOLULU (February 14, 2019) – In an effort to convey the monarchy era splendor of this historic landmark to visitors from around the world, Iolani Palace recently announced its new He Mele Lahui

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IOLANI PALACE CREATES KAHILI IN HONOR OF QUEEN KAPIOLANI

IOLANI PALACE CREATES KAHILI IN HONOR OF QUEEN KAPIOLANI Reproduction artifacts on display in Queen’s Bedroom HONOLULU (Feb. 12, 2019) – In a continued effort to enrich the visitor experience and restore Queen Kapiolani’s bedroom to its monarchy era splendor, Iolani Palace installed two new kahili following cultural protocol on

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IOLANI PALACE COMMISSIONS KINI ZAMORA TO EXPAND ALII GARMENT REPRODUCTION PROJECT

Award-winning designer to re-create pieces worn by King Kalakaua, Queen Kapiolani, and Princess Kaiulani HONOLULU (Jan. 8, 2019) – Hawaiian royal fashion will be front and center once again at Iolani Palace as Kini Zamora takes a turn at re-creating garments worn by the Hawaiian monarchy, including King Kalakaua’s uniforms

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ROYAL GIFTS TO PRUSSIAN MONARCHS RETURNED TO IOLANI PALACE

ROYAL GIFTS TO PRUSSIAN MONARCHS RETURNED TO IOLANI PALACE Donation from Dolores Furtado Martin Foundation showcase international relationships HONOLULU (April 30, 2018) – Gifts from King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani given to the wife of Kaiser Wilhelm II, King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany, have been donated back to

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IOLANI PALACE LAUNCHES NEW NA MOOLELO LECTURE SERIES

IOLANI PALACE LAUNCHES NEW NA MOOLELO LECTURE SERIES Presentations to discuss Hawaiian History and Culture, and Museum Practices HONOLULU (April 17, 2018) – On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Dr. Ronald Williams, Jr. of the Hawaii State Archives will highlight how the vast archive of Native Hawaiian language documents are providing

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IOLANI PALACE LAUNCHES MOBILE APP TO PROVIDE NEW EXPERIENCE

IOLANI PALACE LAUNCHES MOBILE APP TO PROVIDE NEW EXPERIENCE HONOLULU (FINAL) –Iolani Palace has officially launched its mobile app for iPhones and Androids. Users of the app will be able to explore the Palace Grounds and navigate the various landmarks – from the Barracks to the Throne Room – with

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ELECTRIC LIGHTING OF KINGDOM OF HAWAII IN 1888 RECEIVES GLOBAL RECOGNITION AS AN IEEE MILESTONE

ELECTRIC LIGHTING OF KINGDOM OF HAWAII IN 1888 RECEIVES GLOBAL RECOGNITION AS AN IEEE MILESTONE Iolani Palace honored for lighting the way HONOLULU (March 12, 2018) – The electric lighting of Hawaii, which began in 1887 with the lighting of Iolani Palace, will be honored by IEEE, the world’s largest

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IOLANI PALACE SEEKS PASSIONATE DOCENTS

IOLANI PALACE SEEKS PASSIONATE DOCENTS TO SHARE ITS RICH HISTORY WITH VISITORS HONOLULU – Iolani Palace will be offering a seven-week Docent Training Course for individuals who have a passion for Hawaiian history and enjoy interacting with people of all ages. The training will expand participants’ knowledge of the Palace

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NEW LED LIGHTING AT IOLANI PALACE BRIGHTENS HISTORY AND SAVES ENERGY

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

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MONARCHY WARDROBE SETTING TRENDS AT IOLANI PALACE

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

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