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‘Queen Lili‘uokalani’ at Washington Place Oct. 10, 11

October 7, 2016, 1:30 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:20 PM
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Last month marked the 178th anniversary of the birth of Hawai’i’s last sovereign, Queen Lydia Kamaka‘eha Lili‘uokalani.

Queen Lili‘uokalani was known to be regal in character as well as lineage and today is remembered mostly for her dignified, compassionate, yet strategic response to the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893.

UH-Hilo’s Jackie Pualani Johnson brings beloved Queen Lili‘uokalani to life in a memorable one-woman performance on Oct. 10 and 11 at the Lyman Museum.

UH-Hilo’s Jackie Pualani Johnson brings beloved Queen Lili‘uokalani to life in a memorable one-woman performance on Oct. 10 and 11 at the Lyman Museum. Photo Courtesy.

But her life was also shaped 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 beloved icon to life in a memorable one-woman performance on two occasions at the Lyman Museum.

The first will be Monday, Oct. 10, from 7  to 8:30 p.m., and again the following afternoon, Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 3  to 4:30 p.m.

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Jackie reveals the Queen to be both a weary, betrayed monarch and a joyful mother and grandmother—living life to the fullest despite the chaos and deprivation of these troubled times.

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The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i.

Located in downtown Hilo at 276 Haili St., the museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call (808) 935-5021 or click here.

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