We will be open only Fridays, Starting June 19, 2020

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 in HSA News

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the COVID-19 pandemic! We are so grateful for this opportunity to be a part of the reopening of our State, but we must stay vigilant in continuing to flatten the curve by following these restrictions and help safeguard our kupuna, ohana and friends from this virus.

With the reopening of the Palace grounds on Friday, June 19th (*see note below), the Hawaiʻi State Archives research room will be open that day to the public from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with restrictions. And so with the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the proclamations by our Governor, we will be open to the public with the following restrictions:

  • Everyone that enters the Archives will be required to properly wear a face covering (the mouth and nose are covered) at all times while in the facility
  • All public will maintain physical distancing and are asked to follow signs and/or directions from Archives staff
  • To help maintain proper distancing, there is a maximum of 8 researchers allowed at any time during our public hours
  • To allow everyone an opportunity to do research, if there is a waiting list (more than 8 people), your time in the archives is limited to 2 hours from the time you checked in
  • If you are traveling to Oahu from the neighbor islands or out-of-state, and wish to visit us when we are open – please email us at [email protected] at least 2 business days before your confirmed arrival (please note any travel restrictions must be followed)

Let us continue to flatten the curve and spread Aloha and not COVID-19! Mahalo for your support and cooperation!

*NOTE: In order to provide access to the Public Research Room, the Archives is reliant upon the ʻIolani Palace State Monument being open to the public during regular business hours. At this time, DLNR and the Friends of ʻIolani Palace have designated Fridays as the days the park will be open to the public. To maximize research opportunities during times that the Public Research Room is not open five days a week, the Archives will open one hour earlier than normal to provide extended research hours.