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:
- Apply online or download an application.
- 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.
- Receive Welcome letter.
- Enjoy programs, events, and the Palaces!
Calabash Cousin Online Application Form
Calabash Cousin Benefits by Membership Level
|Annual||$50||$75||$170||$2,500 (one time fee)|
|Palace Admission Annual Pass||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Discount at Gift Shops||10%||10%||10%||15%|
|Special Discounts on All Events, Programs & Special Exhibitions||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Discount on One Facility Rental||10%||15%||20%||25%|
|Free Palace Admission for Two Accompanied Guests||✓||✓|
|Free Palace Admission Family Pass||1 pass per year||4 passes per year|
|One Limited Edition Print||✓|
|One Annual VIP Tour for 8 Guests||✓|