Alexander and Emma

March 22, 2016 @ 5:00 am – 6:30 am
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Free to Lyman Museum members; $3 nonmembers.

Emma_and_KK4 smallKamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho) and his Queen Emma would rule Hawai`i for less than a decade (1855—1863), but their influence would be felt for generations. A tumultuous king in a tumultuous time, Alexander Liholiho’s reign proved a difficult one as he attempted to lead his people and his kingdom in a direction that differed from that of his predecessor.  Ultimately his brother would rule after him, and Emma strove to become queen in her own right when her brother-in-law died without an heir.  Theirs is a rich story, worth telling and worth hearing, and this evening, historian Boyd Bond tells it as no one else can.

Free to Lyman Museum members; $3 nonmembers.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for evening public programs.

Limited seating; first come, first seated.  Additional parking next door at Hilo Union School. 

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