Please join the Daughters of Hawaiʻi for an open house at Queen Emma Summer Palace on February 6, 2016, from 9:30am – 3:30pm. This event is being held in observation of the 182nd anniversary of the birth of Alexander ʻIolani Liholiho who reigned as King Kamehameha IV, from January 11, 1855, to November 30, 1863.
From 9:00am-4:00pm admission will be free. Docents will offer spotlight tours which include a history of the palace, information about King Kamehameha IV, and his legacies: Queen’s Medical Center, the Cathedral of St. Andrew, St. Andrew’s Priory, and ‘Iolani School. Visitors will view Queen Victoria of England’s wedding present (3 – tiered sideboard of koa) to King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma and the silver chal-ice she intended for Prince Albert’s baptismal; the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer that King Kamehameha IV translated into Hawaiian; and the ʻahuʻula (feather cloak) King Kamehameha IV gifted to Mr. Beresford Hope of England.
The Museum Store has a 2016 calendar depicting many museum artifacts and other items for purchase at $10,