To honor Queen Emma’s 187th birthday we’re celebrating Muʻumuʻu Month, with our 2nd Annual Muʻu at the Museum!
This year’s fundraiser will pay homage to Queen Emma’s love for horseback riding and her renowned equestrian skills as a wahine holo lio, with the theme “Pā‘ū & Paniolo”. The evening event will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 5 PM to 9 PM at Hānaiakamalama–the Queen Emma Summer Palace.
Proceeds from this event will support the historic preservation, maintenance and operations of the Palace and grounds.
Tickets are $150 for General and $85 for Youth (25 years old & younger).
Come and enjoy the Palace at sunset and into the evening–Hānaiakamalama is even more stunning at night!
Pā‘ū & Paniolo, this year’s theme pays homage to Queen Emma’s love for horseback riding and her renowned equestrian skills as a wahine holo lio. Guests are encouraged to dress honoring the rich history of pāʻū, holokū, palaka, cowboys, and the essence of being in Waimea circa the 19the century, and are invited to wear their finest holokū, muʻumuʻu, and aloha attire.
Hānaiakamalama, Queen Emma Summer Palace, 2913 Pali Hwy.
Doors Open at 5:00 PM, entrance and check-in will be in the front of the Palace.
Parking we encourage carpooling and rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. There will be no parking at Hānaiakamalama, nor at the adjacent Nuʻuanu Valley Park. Off-site parking is available for guests, click to reserve your stall!
Free Shuttle Service is available between the off-site parking lot and Hānaiakamalama.
The Fashion Show
Nakeʻu Awai Designs begins their 50th Year at Muʻu at the Museum with a Fashion Show!
You’ll want to grab front row seats, as Nakeʻu’s fashion shows never disappoint. We cannot wait to see what he has in store for the evening!
Often touted as the Grandfather of Hawaiʻi fashion, Nakeʻu was the first Hawaiian designer to locally create prints using native and indigenous flora as inspiration (what’s come to be known as “Hawaiian print”). He also produced the first muʻumuʻu and holokū to be sold commercially at Carol and Mary, an iconic women’s fashion store at the time, and the Liberty House department store, making Hawaiian fashion accessible to the masses in the 1970s.
The Fashion Contest
After so much fun at the inaugural Muʻu at the Museum, we are very excited to announce this year’s fashion contest categories! Guests are encouraged to dress honoring the rich history of pāʻū, holokū, palaka, and Hawaiian cowboys. All are encouraged to wear their finest holokū, muʻumuʻu, and aloha attire. Come dressed in the spirit, because you may just catch the eye of one of our contest judges! Here are the categories:
Pā‘ū The image of a pāʻū rider has evolved into a graceful, regal horseback rider with elegant layers of luxurious fabrics elaborately wrapped and gathered into a long flowy skirt-like garment.
Paniolo Hawaiian cowboy and cowgirl attire captures the essence of cattle ranching circa 19th century Hawaiʻi, when primarily calico and gingham were fashionable.
Kāne For the men! Judges will be looking for the Best Dressed Kāne of the evening. Let’s get all the kāne looking suave and dapper!
Made-by-You Self-designed and handmade. Judges will be on the search for those special, one-of-a-kind and handcrafted creations. Dust off those patterns and let’s get sewing!
Mystery Judges This year five mystery judges will be on the search for the best dressed in each category, drawing on their years of experience in muʻumuʻu fashion and the art of pāʻū.
Tickets may be purchased below. Tickets are $150 for General and $85 for Youth (25 years old & younger). All sales are final, tickets are non-refundable, and no special food requests are accepted.
$150 General includes: entry to the event, heavy pūpū, a specialty cocktail, fashion show, entry into the mākeke, selfie stations, self-tour of the Palace, and a limited edition, keepsake tote.
$85 Youth (25 years old and younger), includes: entry to the event, heavy pūpū, a specialty mocktail, fashion show, entry into the mākeke, selfie stations, and a self-tour of the Palace.
Mahalo to Our Partners
Mahalo to our partners for their support of the Daughters of Hawai‘i’s mission of historic preservation of Hānaiakamalama, the legacy of Queen Emma of Hawai‘i, pā‘ū and paniolo traditions, mu‘umu‘u enthusiasts, and the perpetuation of the memory and spirit of old Hawai‘i. With contributions from our partners, and patronage of our members and the community, proceeds from this fundraiser will directly support the historic preservation, maintenance and operations of the Queen Emma Summer Palace and grounds.
Andrew Bryant Simms Photography
Aria M.C. Photography
Hālau Nā Pua Hala Kūnou i ke Kai
Hawai‘i Youth Opera Chorus
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union
Hawaiian Ladies’ Riding Society Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation
J. Tang Productions
King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade Pā‘ū Units
Lei Po‘o Slay by Kuhi
Nake‘u Awai Designs
Nu‘uanu Congregational Church
Princess Kaiulani Fashions
S.M. Kelly Photography
St. Andrew’s Schools