New curator serving at Oahu’s royal mausoleum
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New curator serving at Oahu’s royal mausoleum


William “Kai” Bishop Kaihe’ekai Maioho is now serving as the new curator of the Royal Mausoleum at Mauna ‘Ala on Oahu. 

Maioho is the 15th curator of the mausoleum, which was established in 1865 as the final resting place for the ruling monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawaii, their families, and close advisors, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources 

Maioho, who began holding the post today, replaces his father, William “Bill” Maioho, who passed away earlier this year while serving as curator. 

In a news release, DLNR First Deputy Kekoa Kaluhiwa said:” The department greatly appreciates Kai Maioho’s steadfast commitment to the Royal Mausoleum and his willingness to assume responsibility for maintaining the sanctity of the grounds. He has demonstrated his detailed knowledge of the Mausoleum and its grounds and of the efforts needed to preserve the site and support people coming to Mauna ‘Ala to honor the royal families.”

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