Prince Lot Hula Festival Returns to Hānaiakamalama

WE ARE PROUD TO PARTNER WITH THE MOANALUA GARDENS FOUNDATIONSince 1978, the Moanalua Gardens Foundation has brought together premier hālau hula from across the islands for a daylong non-competitive festival. The festival celebrates hula and honors Prince Lot Kapuāiwa, who helped reprise hula in Moanalua and reigned as Kamehameha V

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Hānaiakamalama Restoration Update

Aloha kakahiaka, While restoration of the Edinburgh Room continues to progress, we wanted to give you an update on some of the other projects that are underway as well. Work on the front steps leading up to Palace continues. Plans to incorporate the coral blocks are moving forward with the intention

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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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