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HistoryMakers Oral History Database

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May 19, 1887 - The Day the Queen of Hawai'i Visited Hunter College

 

by Dr. Louise Sherby, Hunter College Archives & Special Collections

On May 19, 1887, the Queen of Hawai'i, Queen Kapi'olani, was on a trip from Hawai'i to London for Queen Victoria's celebration of her golden jubilee.  On her way, she stopped in New York City and visited the Normal College (what we now know as Hunter College).  

Photo by J.J. Williams, Hawai'i State Archives