Kama‘aina Day: Free admission

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    Portrait of Admiral Thomas courtesy of Hawai‘i State Archives.

Event:

Kama‘aina Day: Free admission

Date:

July 31, 2014 10:00am-04:30pm

Location:

Honolulu Museum of Art


Event Information:

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 Park now sits. To commemorate the event and the man behind it, 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.