The King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

Educating the public about Hawaii's unique legal history and the judicial process in general.

Kamehameha I

Look to the Past

To understand current events in Hawaii and discern where we are heading, we must look to the time before us (nana i ka wa mamua). As a program of the Hawaii State Judiciary, the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center informs the public about Hawaii's unique legal history and provides learning opportunities about civics and law-related matters.

Aliiolani Hale

Aliiolani Hale:  A Sentinel in Time

Completed in 1874, Aliiolani Hale symbolized the coming of age of a small nation and enabled the government of the Kingdom of Hawaii to centralize the legislature, judiciary, cabinet offices, national museum, and library under one roof. Witnessing over a century of social and political change, Aliiolani Hale continues to serve the people of Hawaii faithfully.