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DAUGHTERS OF HAWAII Queen Emma Summer Palace

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community

Location

2913 PALI HWYHONOLULU, HI 96817 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawaii and of historical events, to preserve the historic sites, and to preserve historic sites, and to preserve the nomenclature and correct pronunciation of the Hawaiian Language.

Description

The Daughters of Hawai'i was founded in 1903 by seven progressive women ahead of their time. The Daughters of Hawai'i was one of the first organizations in Hawai'i to recognize the importance of historical preservation. Since the early 1900s it has been distinguished for preserving Hānaiakamalama in Nu'uanu, commonly known as the Queen Emma Summer Palace restoring them with original royal furnishings.

Queen Emma Summer Palace or Hānaiakamalama, was the secluded mountain-home and summer retreat of Queen Emma of Hawai'i from 1857 to 1885, her husband King Kamehameha IV and their son, Prince Albert Edward. Originally built in 1847, the Daughters of Hawai'i acquired the home in 1915, narrowly avoiding the demolition of the house and construction of a baseball field on the grounds. The Territorial Government granted the Daughters the use of the home and 22,750 square feet of the grounds as long as the home was used and maintained as a museum. Hānaiakamalama is listed on the National Historic Registry and houses a collection of Queen Emma’s belongings, antiques, furnishings and royal regalia.

We are looking for individuals interested in educating our visitors about Queen Emma, her family and the Hawaiian culture by volunteering to be a Docent. We are also looking for volunteers to become Palace Greeters. These individuals would greet and direct all visitors to the Gift Shop for admission, assist them in having an enjoyable experience while visiting.

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