Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! Did you know that in 1881, King Kalākaua became the first world leader to circumnavigate the globe? January 2019 marks the 138th anniversary of his historic journey, and to commemorate this milestone we have created a StoryMap that lets you follow in the King’s footsteps. Learn more about international relations in the 19th century while perusing photographs of Kalākaua with other heads of state, and read his observations in his own hand from letters to his sister, Lili‘uokalani. Click the image below to start exploring, or see the full-size map here.

There are only a few short weeks left to see Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i: The King Kalākaua Erathe exhibition closes January 27.