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Lyman Museum to Host Historical Talk on King Kamehameha IV

March 10, 2016, 11:21 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:52 PM
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King Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho) and his Queen Emma. Photo provided by Lyman Museum.

King Kamehameha IV (Alexander Liholiho) and his Queen Emma. Photo provided by Lyman Museum.

On March 21, the nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum will host a talk with Big Island historian Boyd Bond, who will tell the story of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma.

King Kamehameha IV, Alexander Liholiho, and Queen Emma ruled for less than a decade in the 1800’s. Despite the short reign from 1855 to 1863, their influence has been felt for generations.

Liholiho wanted to lead his kingdom and the people within it in a different direction from that of his predecessor.

Bond will explore the partnership in the Hawaiian monarchy and Emma’s effort to reign as queen in her own right when Liholiho’s successor died without an heir.

The public is welcome to the 7 p.m. talk. Admission is free for museum members and $3 for nonmembers.

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To learn more about the Lyman Museum or the talk, call 935-5021.

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The talk is part of the ongoing Lyman Museum Saigo Public Program Series.

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