Lili‘uokalani at Washington Place

October 11, 2016 @ 5:00 am – 6:30 am
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Free to Lyman Museum members; $3 nonmembers.

Jackie-Liliuokalani copyEvening:

In September we commemorated the 178th anniversary of the birth of Hawai‘i’s last sovereign, Queen Lydia Kamaka‘eha Lili‘uokalani.  This remarkable woman—regal in character as well as heritage—is today remembered largely for her dignified, compassionate, yet strategic response to the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893.  But her life was also marked by early, lonely days in boarding school, and later years as a young wife, widow, and loving mother to three hānai children.

UH-Hilo’s matchless Jackie Pualani Johnson brings this complex and beloved icon to life in a memorable one-woman performance, on two occasions:  Monday evening, October 10, and a “matinée” on the following afternoon, Tuesday, October 11.  In one hour Jackie portrays the Queen as both a weary, betrayed monarch and a joyful mother and grandmother, revealing her affectionate, maternal side and her deep love for her family.  Despite the chaos and deprivation of these times, Lili‘uokalani lived her life to the fullest, as Jackie brings home to us in this one-of-a-kind chronicle.

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 ON MONDAY EVENING ONLY!