Welcome to Our 2021 Board of Directors

Aloha kakahiaka, Happy March to you all! As spring approaches, bringing growth and vitality to the world around us, it also brings changes to the Daughters of Hawai‘i. This past Friday, we hosted our 2021 Virtual Annual Membership Meeting. A main point of interest at the meeting was saying mahalo

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Mahalo to Our Partners at Hulihe’e Palace

Aloha kakahiaka, With all the restoration excitement surrounding the Queen Emma Summer Palace, we’d like to take the time to spotlight some of the happenings over at Hulihe‘e Palace in Kailua-Kona. Due to the generosity of Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii Inc., Hulihe‘e Palace recently received special consideration and became

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A Valentine’s Day Remembrance

Aloha kakahiaka, In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, which is right around the corner, it seems appropriate to look back on a news article from July 18, 1906. While it is not a love note per se, the author mentions Hānaiakamalama with fond remembrance and reverence. In the article, Jas

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Buried Treasure

Aloha kakahiaka, We’re back with more intriguing news to share. Here at Hānaiakamalama, demolition work continues at a steady pace. Work in the Edinburgh Room has exposed the exterior siding from the back wall of the original home. This back wall of the Palace was covered up in 1864 with

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Hidden Features Revealed

Aloha kakahiaka, One week into the restoration project and demolition work has already revealed some exciting discoveries! We’ve uncovered long forgotten windows and doors! For years, the skeletal frame of the old doors were hidden within the walls of the Edinburgh Room. The floor-to-ceiling windows surely allowed for ample sunlight

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Queen Emma Summer Palace

Restoration of Hānaiakamalama

Aloha kakahiaka, We hope you all had a great Christmas and wonderful New Year! As we kick off the beginning of 2021, we also kick off the restoration of Hānaiakamalama, the Queen Emma Summer Palace. Last week, restoration commenced with an intimate blessing of the project and all those working

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