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Hawaii State Capitol Tour


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Explore the Hawaii State Capitol Building.

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Hawaii State Capitol Tour

  1. 1. Dedicated March 15, 1969 Designed by the architectural firm of John Carl Warnecke and Associates of San Francisco along with the local firm of Belt, Lemmon & Lo (Architects Hawai‘i)
  2. 2. Saint Joseph Damien de Veuster On October 11, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI canonized Father Damien de Veuster in a ceremony at the Vatican elevating him to sainthood.
  3. 3. Artist – Tadashi Sato of Maui • Original installed in 1969 • Renovated in 1988 • Completely reconstructed in 2009
  4. 4. Queen Lili‘uokalani In 1877 Lydia Kamaka‘eha Paki was proclaimed heir to the throne by her brother, King David Kalakaua, with the new name of Lili‘uokalani.
  5. 5. Hawai‘i State Senate • Senate President Donna Mercado Kim • 25 Senators • Elected every 4 years
  6. 6. House of Representatives • Speaker Joseph M. Souki • 51 State Representatives • Elected every 2 years
  7. 7. Executive Level Houses the Offices of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor
  8. 8. Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui • Heads special task forces or projects delegated by the Governor. Serves as a community liaison and Hawai‘i’s Secretary of State. Serves as acting Governor if the Governor is out of state or vacates the seat for any reason.
  9. 9. Governor Neil Abercrombie • Is the Commander-in-Chief of the state’s armed forces • Oversees all State Departments and nominates people to head those departments • Both offices are limited to two 4 year terms
  10. 10. Ceremonial Room • Serves as the public office for the Governor. • Houses the portraits of Hawai‘i’s past state Governors