Kama‘aina Day: Free admission for Hawai‘i residents
July 31, 2013 10:00am-04:30pm
On July 31, 1843, British Admiral Richard Thomas ended his compatriot Lord George Paulet's six-month occupation of the nation of Hawai‘i and restored power to King Kamehameha III. Thomas made the declaration where Thomas Square now sits. To commemorate the event, and the man behind it, for the second year the museum celebrates July 31, Restoration Day, or La Ho‘iho‘i Ea, with free admission for kama‘aina (with ID) to the Honolulu Museum of Art and Spalding House.
Portrait of Admiral Thomas courtesy of Hawai‘i State Archives.
You can see the actual portrait at ‘Iolani Palace.