A special message from the First Lady of Hawaiʻi, Mrs. Dawn Amano-Ige.

Just a few miles off of Waikīkī, lies Hawaiʻi’s Capital Historic District in Downtown, Honolulu. This area consists of a collection of historic buildings that were once at the center of Hawaiian life and society during the 1840’s to the mid-1900’s. Located in the heart of the District is the elegant Washington Place, most commonly known as the home of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last reigning Hawaiian monarch.

The Washington Place Experience App revisits the Queen’s legacy, along with past Governors of Hawaiʻi who have since lived in the home through the stories told by curators, families, and friends.

The app was created through a partnership with the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu’s Academy for Creative Media, Washington Place staff, and Washington Place Foundation. Discover as you read, listen, and connect to Hawaiian history with the latest technology of today.


The Team

Cynthia Engle — Research and Content, Curator, Washington Place

Sharla Hanaoka — Project Advisor, University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu

Analyn Delos Santos — Designer and Developer, Creative Media Graduate from the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu

Heather Giugni — Cultural Collections Specialist at ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi

Janelle Saole — Audio Designer, Creative Media Graduate from the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu

Anna Nguyen — Assistant Developer, Creative Media Student at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu


Washington Place

320 South Beretania St

Honolulu, HI 96813