Kama‘aina Day: Free admission
July 31, 2019 10:00am-04:30pm
Honolulu Museum of Art
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 at what is now Thomas Square Park. To commemorate the event and the man behind it, the museum celebrates July 31, La Ho‘iho‘i Ea, or Restoration Day, with free admission for Hawai‘i residents (with ID) to the Honolulu Museum of Art and Spalding House.
Image: Portrait of Admiral Thomas courtesy of the Hawai‘i State Archives.