Become A Member

In order to be a member of Daughters of Hawai‘i, a woman must be directly descended from a person who lived in Hawai‘i prior to 1880. Membership is presently about 1,300. The Society has been assisted since 1986 by a support group known as the Calabash Cousins. Membership to this group is open to anyone interested in supporting the Daughters’ purposes. Currently, there are approximately 470 Calabash Cousin members.

Membership benefits include:

  • FREE admission to both Hulihe‘e Palace and Queen Emma Summer Palace
  • Museum discounts
  • Daughters of Hawai‘i quarterly newsletter
  • Notifications and invitations to special events held at the Palace(s)
  • Access to all membership programs (lectures, classes, etc.)

…and, of course, the knowledge that you have contributed to the preservation of the Hawaiian culture and language! For a comprehensive over-view of the “Benefits of Membership” click here.


Joining Daughters of Hawai‘i…
If you or someone you know is eligible to become a Daughter of Hawai‘i, please:

Joining Calabash Cousins…
If you would like to become a CALABASH COUSIN, please:

  • Email ( or mail (Daughters of Hawai‘i 2913 Pali Hwy, Honolulu 96817) the application
  • The Membership Chairman will be in touch with you once your application is received and you will be provided with further instructions on the application process