Colette Higgins

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    Following in Kapiʻolani's Footsteps
    (‘Iolani Palace, 2020-04-12) Gutierrez, Ihilani ; Higgins, Colette ; ‘Iolani Palace ; Higgins, Colette
    While many people are familiar with the life and legacy of Queen Kapiʻolani, few know about her incredible voyage to London to attend Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee celebrations in 1887. In this lecture, Colette Higgins will describe the length and complexity of the trip while sharing insights from her own voyage to travel - quite literally - in the footsteps of the late Queen. From Nā Moʻolelo Lecture Series by ʻIolani Palace. Hosted by Ihilani Gutierrez, Education Manager, The Friends of ʻIolani Palace.
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    Inspired by a Queen
    (Kapi’olani Community College, 2019-03-27) Higgins, Colette ; Higgins, James ; Higgins, Colette
    Kapiʻolani Community College is the only campus in the University of Hawaiʻi system that is named after a person, not a place. As the wife of King David Kalākaua (r. 1874-1891), Queen Kapiʻolani lived at ʻIolani Palace, used her status and connections to help those in need, and travelled to London in 1887 to represent the Hawaiian Kingdom at Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. She established the Kapiʻolani Home for Girls (1885) whose parents had leprosy and the Kapiʻolani Maternity Home (1890) to care for mothers and babies. As a campus, KCC draws inspiration from the life of this noble, yet very humble, woman.