Exhibit celebrates birthday of Queen Emma
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Exhibit celebrates birthday of Queen Emma

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2011

    The wedding dress, shoes and veil belonging to Queen Emma from her wedding to Alexander Liholiho (King Kamehameha IV) in 1856.

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The gown, veil and slippers worn by Queen Emma for her June 19, 1856, wedding to Kamehameha IV will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nuuanu.

The one-day-only exhibit is part of the Daughters of Hawaii’s open-house celebration of the 181st anniversary of the queen’s Jan. 2, 1836, birth, which includes free admission to the museum on Friday.

The waist of the silk wedding gown, purchased in New York, measures a mere 19 inches, reflecting Emma’s petite stature; the lace veil was a gift from Queen Victoria of England.

The palace (closed today for the New Year’s holiday) is at 2913 Pali Highway. Call 595-3167 or visit daughtersofhawaii.org.

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