San Francisco’s Palace Hotel—awarded “Best Historic Hotel in America”

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When the Palace Hotel first opened its doors in 1875 it was proclaimed the largest hotel in the world and San Francisco’s first luxury hotel. Destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, the hotel was rebuilt in 1909 and the grand dame … Continued

WWII life in Hawaii—a conversation with Bishop Museum Historian DeSoto Brown

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  Life in America and most poignantly in the Hawaiian Islands was jarringly transformed in one day, the day of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent declaration of war by President Roosevelt. Marshall Law was declared and remained … Continued

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