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Honolulu in the 1890s was a bustling international seaport, ʻIolani Palace historian shares

Iolani Palace ʻIolani
Noe Tanigawa
ʻIolani Palace

So many key events in Hawaiʻi's history happened in January. For a sequence of events and a sense of the times, we turn to Zita Cup Choy. She is ʻIolani Palace historian and says Honolulu in the 1890s was a bustling international seaport.

Cup Choy leads an intimate White Glove tour of special objects in the Throne Room, State Dining Room, Library, and Palace Attic on Thursdays. Click here for more information.

This interview aired on The Aloha Friday Conversation on Jan. 28, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Noe Tanigawa covered art, culture and ideas for two decades at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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