‘This is your palace’: Hulihe‘e Palace opens for annual fundraising event following 2-year hiatus

  • Daughters of Hawaii Nalani Merrill, left and Lale Kam show off flower arrangements for sale Saturday at “Day at Hulihe‘e Palace”. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Daughter of Hawaii Kehaulani Keanaaina, right, sells Pu’olo boxes Saturday at “Day at Hulihe‘e Palace” fundraiser for the historic building. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Beautiful flower arrangements are for sale Saturday at “Day at Hulihe‘e Palace”. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Beautiful flower arrangements are for sale Saturday at “Day at Hulihe‘e Palace”. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Daughters of Hawaii hosted “A Day at Hulihe‘e Palace” to raise fund for maintenance and restoration efforts at the historic building. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Visitors’ shoes line the back entrance of Hulihe‘e palace Saturday at a fundraiser to maintain and restore the historic building. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Visitors enter Hulihe‘e Palace Saturday for self-guided tours. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Daughters of Hawaii hosted “A Day at Hulihe‘e Palace” to raise fund for maintenance and restoration efforts at the historic building. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Hulihe‘e Palace came alive Saturday celebrating one of the palace’s most beloved royal residents on her 196th birthday, Princess Ruth Ke‘elikolani.