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Bernice Pauahi Bishop Heritage Center

Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i
This coat of arms was original to Keōua Hale, the home of Ruth Ke‘elikōlani which was bequeathed to Bernice Pauahi.

Hawaiian Quilt and Pillow Shams
This Hawaiian quilt, with its defining pink and white lokelani pattern, was specially made in 1995 by Yvonne Friel of Molokaʻi, Hawaiʻi.

Kaiwi‘ula and Niuhelewai, Kapālama
Before he began his journey, [Kamehameha] commenced the planting of kalo at the place called Kapālama and Niuhelewai.

Ke‘elikōlani’s Four-Poster Koa Bed
This beautiful bed belonged to Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani and came from Keōua Hale, her home in Ka‘akopua which she bequeathed to Bernice Pauahi.

Pauahi’s Letters, Papers, and Diaries
A collection of compositions written by Bernice Pauahi Bishop, currently housed in the Bishop Museum Archives.

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
C. R. Bishop promised Princess Pauahi and Queen Emma that he would build a museum to preserve and exhibit the heirlooms of their chiefly ancestors.

The Founding of the Kamehameha Schools
In the fall of 1887, preparations for the opening of the boys’ school were nearly complete.

The Last Will and Testament of Bernice Pauahi Bishop
On October 31, 1883, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop signed her last will and testament establishing within the thirteenth codicil the charitable trust, Kamehameha Schools.