Well, after years of restoration and hunting down valuable personal items from the Hawaiian monarchy the Gold (Music) Room at I’olani Palace is finally done.
The public will be able to have their chance to view some amazing pieces within the Gold Room starting today on April 18, 2011. KITV news has a report about this re-opening of the Gold Room so please click the link here to watch.
To learn more about I’olani Palace please click the link here. To learn more about the ongoing palace restoration and other items that are still missing (they would like to have back, thank you very much) please click the links here and here.
Palace objects sold and dispersed at public auction have been recovered from 36 states and 4 foreign countries — from porcelain plates returned from Australia, and a table found in the Governor’s mansion in Iowa, to a chair in a local thrift store. The quest to find original Palace furnishings and artifacts continues. Many original furnishings are still missing. (I\’olani Palace)
Photos: Author’s own.