Calabash Cousin

Membership Application

The Daughters of Hawai‘i was organized in 1903 by seven kama‘āina women who feared for the loss of Hawaiian culture. The mission of the society is to perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawai‘i and to preserve the Hawaiian language and Hawaiian sites. The society’s endeavors include restoring and maintaining for the benefit of the public two furnished palaces used by former Hawaiian Royalty: Queen Emma Summer Palace, Hānaiakamalama, in Honolulu’s Nu‘uanu Valley; and Hulihe‘e Palace, in Kailua‐ Kona on Hawai‘i island. Members pay an annual or a lifetime fee and are encouraged to participate in volunteer activities and attend meetings, usually historical in nature.

While only women, directly descended from a person who lived in Hawai‘i in or prior to 1880, are eligible to become Daughters, in 1986 a support group called Calabash Cousins was established to welcome both men and women into the organization.

Mahalo for your aloha and Kōkua in preserving Hawai‘i's history and culture.

How to Apply:

    1. Apply online or download an application.
    2. There are three ways to submit your application
      • Submit and pay online
      • Mail physical application with payment to corporate office
      • Email your application and pay by credit card over the phone.
    3. Receive Welcome letter.
    4. Enjoy programs, events, and the Palaces!

Calabash Cousin Online Application Form

Calabash Cousin Benefits by Membership Level

Membership LevelsIndividualFamily**PatronLife
Annual$50$75$170$2,500 (one time fee)
Quarterly eNewsletter
Palace Admission Annual Pass
Discount at Gift Shops10%10%10%15%
Special Discounts on All Events, Programs & Special Exhibitions
Discount on One Facility Rental10%15%20%25%
Free Palace Admission for Two Accompanied Guests
Free Palace Admission Family Pass1 pass per year4 passes per year
One Publication
One Limited Edition Print
One Annual VIP Tour for 8 Guests
**Includes benefits for the member, one additional adult, and two keiki under 18yrs.
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