“On the afternoon Monday, August 12, 1882, His Majesty the King entertained the Nobles and Representatives at a banquet at the dining hall of the new palace….”
Click here to read the rest of the article on the official ‘Iolani Palace Facebook page. And, while you are at it why not “like” their page? Why? Well, they always publish interesting news, upcoming events, and facts about the palace as well as the royal family. :)
And, finally, here is a video about the history of the palace and the Hawaiian royal family entitled, ‘Iolani Palace: A King’s Noble Vision.