Daughters of Hawaiʻi

Daughters of Hawaiʻi Daughters of Hawai‘i is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, member society, founded in 1903, “to perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawai‘i and of historic facts, and to preserve the nomenclature and correct pronunciation of the Hawaiian language.”
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Founded in 1903, the Daughters of Hawaiʻi is one of the oldest organizations in the state to recognize the critical connection between historic preservation and the preservation of culture and language. A Hawaiʻi-based, nonprofit organization with over 1,000 members spanning five countries, the Daughters manages and operates two historic residences of Hawaiʻi’s royal families, Hānaiakamalama on Oʻahu, more commonly known as Queen Emma Summer Palace, and Huliheʻe Palace on Hawaiʻi Island, and the birth site of Kamehameha III at Keauhou Bay on Hawaiʻi Island.

Founded in 1903, the Daughters of Hawaiʻi is one of the oldest organizations in the state to recognize the critical connection between historic preservation and the preservation of culture and language. A Hawaiʻi-based, nonprofit organization with over 1,000 members spanning five countries, the Daughters manages and operates two historic residences of Hawaiʻi’s royal families, Hānaiakamalama on Oʻahu, more commonly known as Queen Emma Summer Palace, and Huliheʻe Palace on Hawaiʻi Island, and the birth site of Kamehameha III at Keauhou Bay on Hawaiʻi Island.

Mission: The Daughters of Hawai‘i was founded to perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawai‘i and of historic facts, and to preserve the nomenclature and correct pronunciation of the Hawaiian language.

Operating as usual

Another day of filming! Stay tuned to see what we have in store for you!!
12/11/2020

Another day of filming! Stay tuned to see what we have in store for you!!

Filming today with Regent Patricia Morgan!
12/07/2020

Filming today with Regent Patricia Morgan!

From the Board of Directors, wishing you all a Hauʻoli Lā Hoʻomaikaʻi!!! We have a lot to be thankful for and count ours...
11/26/2020

From the Board of Directors, wishing you all a Hauʻoli Lā Hoʻomaikaʻi!!!

We have a lot to be thankful for and count ourselves extremely grateful and humbled to have valued members, deep partnerships, strong community supporters, and hardworking employees.

It's because of your support that we're able to continue preserving, maintaining and operating Hulihe‘e Palace, Queen Emma Summer Palace, and Kauikeaouli Stone--King Kamehameha III's Birthplace.

Mahalo nui!!

Now we can all have some beautiful backdrops while we Zoom!
11/10/2020
Native Species Backgrounds for Phones, Desktops, and Meetings

Now we can all have some beautiful backdrops while we Zoom!

When you can’t experience the forest in person, try connecting with Hawai‘i’s native species by bringing them into your digital lifestyle. With downloadable backgrounds, you can decorat…

Don't forget to check out some of the latest additions to our shop! Our Facebook shop is available through the Queen Emm...
10/14/2020

Don't forget to check out some of the latest additions to our shop! Our Facebook shop is available through the Queen Emma Summer Palace page or the Huliheʻe Palace page #happyshopping

Don't forget to check out some of the latest additions to our shop! You can now access the items by clicking the product tag on the photo #happyshopping

09/05/2020
Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Race

Tune in on Sunday as we join our longtime partner Kai ʻŌpua Canoe Club, to celebrate the Queen’s birthday with the annual tribute of the Queen Liliʻuokalani Long Distance Canoe Race!

Join us this Sunday at 12 Noon Hawaii Time for a LIVE celebration of the world's largest outrigger canoe event - The Queen Lili'uokalani Canoe Race and the Queen's Birthday. Sadly no one is able to travel this year... Make it Watch Party - please share with your paddling Ohana! #KaiOpua #OceanPaddlerTV #MakeHawaiiHappen #QueenRace #KonaBrewingCo

Hawai‘i Island ‘ohana, please share this opportunity by our longstanding partner, the IRONMAN Foundation. Their Kahiau T...
08/11/2020

Hawai‘i Island ‘ohana, please share this opportunity by our longstanding partner, the IRONMAN Foundation. Their Kahiau Together program is once again supporting our local community with meals for families in need.

08/04/2020
Hulihee Palace Now Open on Saturdays!

Mahalo to our members and partners who were able to join us for Ho‘omaka Hou at Hulihe‘e, celebrating the Palace re-opening on July 25!

We are excited to welcome the public back during our limited re-opening on Saturdays! Bring your ‘ohana to experience the new and refreshed exhibits! Our team has worked hard during the temporary closure to update the story we share and continue preserving the history of Hulihe‘e and our ali‘i.

Call 808-329-1877 or email [email protected] to reserve your tour today! The Palace is now open on Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Mahalo Kahu David for joining us for Ho‘omaka Hou, the blessing and re-opening of Hulihe‘e Palace!
07/31/2020

Mahalo Kahu David for joining us for Ho‘omaka Hou, the blessing and re-opening of Hulihe‘e Palace!

Starting in August, the Palace will open on Saturdays with guided tours at 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM and 2:30 PM. Reservations are required and tours are limited to 9 people per tour. Reservations close at 4 PM on Fridays. Call 808-329-1877 or email [email protected] to reserve your tour today!

Mahalo to Kahu Hailama Farden, father to Daughter Hosananuiia, for joining us at this past Saturday's Ho‘omaka Hou, the ...
07/30/2020

Mahalo to Kahu Hailama Farden, father to Daughter Hosananuiia, for joining us at this past Saturday's Ho‘omaka Hou, the blessing and re-opening of the Queen Emma Summer Palace.

Starting in August, the Palace will open on Saturdays with guided tours at 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM and 2:30 PM. Reservations are required and tours are limited to 9 people per tour. Reservations close at 4 PM on Fridays. Call 808-595-3167 or email [email protected] to reserve your tour today!

Mahalo nunui to Lacy Deniz and Hawaii News Now Sunrise for joining us at Huliheʻe! Thank you for allowing us to share a ...
06/25/2020

Mahalo nunui to Lacy Deniz and Hawaii News Now Sunrise for joining us at Huliheʻe! Thank you for allowing us to share a bit of the two Palaces with everyone this morning!!

06/13/2020
King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade Kailua-Kona

Every year our members are honored to celebrate King Kamehameha I across the islands. This year, we pay tribute at Huliheʻe Palace with our partner, the King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade.

We look forward to once again co-hosting the Hoʻolauleʻa at Huliheʻe in 2021. Mahalo to all of you for celebrating with us each and every year!

Aloha! Although our celebration may look different this year, we are still so honored to pay tribute to King Kamehameha I. We may not be physically together or be able to witness the beautiful King Kamehameha Day Parade in person, but we would like to offer a “Virtual Tribute” to this very special day. Mahalo to our wonderful community for their support every year.

Also, Saturday (6/12/20) Channel 54 will show last years parade at 9:00am and 4:00pm. Please join us!

05/05/2020

Join this live and listen as Dr. Akana shares the stories of why Nuʻuanu is special for so many of us and our aliʻi.

Happy Earth Day!! Taking a moment to stop and appreciate the natural beauty of the Palace grounds, we can only imagine w...
04/23/2020

Happy Earth Day!! Taking a moment to stop and appreciate the natural beauty of the Palace grounds, we can only imagine what it might’ve been like back in the days of our ali‘i!

Join the movement to celebrate and understand the importance of stewardship for our communities and the environment! #EarthDay #HuliheePalace #QueenEmmaSummerPalace

Absolutely lovely!
03/31/2020

Absolutely lovely!

It’s that time of year when our honohono orchids start blooming, filling the air with their sweet fragrance 🥰

03/21/2020

Safety of our members, visitors, volunteers, and employees has and continues to be our top priority. In response to COVID-19 we have decided to temporarily close Huliheʻe Palace and Queen Emma Summer Palace to the public for the unforeseen future. All community events and cultural classes have been cancelled or are postponed for the time being.

In this period of uncertainty, we are hopeful to resume normal business hours as soon as possible. We encourage everyone to please visit us online at DaughtersofHawaii.org or call the Palace prior to visiting.

We encourage everyone in our community and across Hawaiʻi to continue following the guidance set-forth by the Governor of Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health and the Counties. We encourage all throughout Hawaiʻi and the nation to continue following the guidance set-forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

02/24/2020

Reminiscing and honoring Na Mele Hawaiʻi No Na Keiki

There are still tickets available for this Saturday! Get your tickets at  https://www.hiartslab.org/events/luminaria-cir...
01/29/2020

There are still tickets available for this Saturday!

Get your tickets at https://www.hiartslab.org/events/luminaria-circles-of-motion

Queen Emma was one heck of a human. This week, we explore some of the many tributes she left Hawai'i .

#hiartslab #luminariasings #daughtersofhawaii #queenemmasummerpalace #breastcancerawareness #thinkpink

Join us at the Queen Emma Summer Palace on Feb. 1st for Luminaria’s Circles of Motion, a choral production honoring thos...
01/14/2020

Join us at the Queen Emma Summer Palace on Feb. 1st for Luminaria’s Circles of Motion, a choral production honoring those affected by breast cancer.

Pūpū and cocktails by Kalama's Kuisine

Shop at the Marketplace for Hope, with vendor booths benefiting the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge. The Lodge provides free lodging for cancer treatment patients.

#breastcancerawareness #daughtersofhawaii #queenemmasummerpalace #hiartslab #luminaria #voicesthatilluminate #circlesofmotion #survivors

HI Arts Lab hopes to see you at the Queen Emma Summer Palace on the evening of the 1st. Our new ensemble sings about breast cancer and how it touches so many lives

#breastcancerawareness #daughtersofhawaii #queenemmasummerpalace #hiartslab #luminaria #voicesthatilluminate #circlesofmotion #survivors

Mahalo to everyone who came to the annual A Christmas Night at Hānaiakamalama! Special mahalo to the Sharene Tabs Harp S...
12/20/2019

Mahalo to everyone who came to the annual A Christmas Night at Hānaiakamalama! Special mahalo to the Sharene Tabs Harp Studio, the Emmalani Serenders, the hula students of Kumu Cathy Ostrem, and Maestro Felix Wesley for providing lovely entertainment throughout the evening!

Mahalo for everyone who stopped by our pop-up photo booth. We had Polaroid film and digital photos available, check these out!

Fun Fact:  Several of these women were Daughters of Hawaiʻi, not all of them noted in the article. Can you guess which o...
11/20/2019
HAWAII Magazine

Fun Fact: Several of these women were Daughters of Hawaiʻi, not all of them noted in the article. Can you guess which ones were Daughters?

Wahine movers and shakers.

Eō! Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo!
11/14/2019

Eō! Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo!

Auwē, what a weekend! Mahalo nui to everyone who came out to the Amy Hānaialiʻi Benefit Concert this past Saturday! We are deeply grateful for your support in the work we do for the preservation and maintenance of Huliheʻe Palace.

It was a beautiful evening celebrating Amy’s 15th album release of Kalawaiʻanui and the concert went off with rave reviews, creating a night to remember for all. Mahalo nunui to Kumu Micah Kamohoaliʻi, Hālau Nā Kīpuʻupuʻu, and of course Amy Hānaialiʻi herself. Special shoutouts to Desiree Cruz, Pōmaikaʻi Lyman, Darlene Ahuna, John Cruz, event sponsors, the team at Huliheʻe, and the Daughters of Hawaiʻi and Calabash Cousins!

Mahalo piha to everyone who made the benefit concert possible. It truly was a lovely evening of Hawaiian music!

Great article for tomorrow’s benefit concert—mahalo piha West Hawaii Today and Chelsea Jensen!
11/09/2019
West Hawaii Today

Great article for tomorrow’s benefit concert—mahalo piha West Hawaii Today and Chelsea Jensen!

Beloved Hawaiian vocalist and songwriter Amy Hanaialii will grace the stage this weekend at #Hulihee Palace. Saturday's concert benefits the preservation and maintenance of the royal palace in #Kona.

#BigIslandNews #HawaiiNews

This Saturday!! Come support Huliheʻe Palace by buying your tickets to Amy Hānaialiʻi’s Huliheʻe fundraiser cd release c...
11/06/2019
Hulihee Palace seawall work ahead; bigger revamp eyed next year

This Saturday!! Come support Huliheʻe Palace by buying your tickets to Amy Hānaialiʻi’s Huliheʻe fundraiser cd release concert this Saturday! All proceeds go to the Palace.

Get your tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amy-hanaialii-album-release-party-kona-tickets-78562106375

KAILUA-KONA � Repairs to a seawall damaged by high surf this summer and site improvements are planned for Hulihee Palace in the heart of Kailua Village.

Join us again in celebration!
10/26/2019

Join us again in celebration!

Don’t miss the 183rd birthday celebration of King David #Kalakaua on Saturday, November 16!

Free and open to the public, the celebration will begin at 11:30 am on the Palace grounds. We look forward to celebrating the life of our beloved monarch with you all.

11:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks
11:45 a.m. – Royal Hawaiian Band performance
12:00 p.m. – Review of the Royal Guard
12:30 p.m. – Posting of the Royal Guard

For more information, visit bit.ly/KalakauaBirthday2019.

Hawaii's Agricultural Partnerships
10/14/2019

Hawaii's Agricultural Partnerships

Today we honor an inductee into the Paniolo Hall of Fame Class of 2003 - Barbara Kamilipua Nobriga. Here is her bio from that year ~

"They say she is one of the few women in Hawai`i who is capable of shoeing her own horse. As the owner and manager of her own ranch, Barbara’s capabilities go far beyond horse-shoeing. As a 4th generation family member to live, ranch and raise a family on the family land in Kona, Barbara, like her mother, Paniolo Hall of Fame member Kapua Heuer, carries a lifetime of paniolo culture and tradition, inherited and learned. Her exposure to ranching goes back to her grandmother, Noenoe Wall of Kawainui, North Kona, and she remains committed to preserving the paniolo heritage passed on to her.

Barbara has kept paniolo traditions alive by using the Hawaiian language and teaching the “old way” of making rawhide, tanning hides, braiding and caring for tack, livestock and the land. She also maintains efforts to preserve the historic cattle pen, Pa Nui, on lands adjoining hers, that was built by Kamehameha the Great. As a rancher, Barbara is also committed to her stewardship of the land. Over the past ten years she and her family have been fencing 20 – 50 acre plots on their land in an effort to promote re-growth of the native forest. For her conservation efforts, Barbara was recognized as Rancher of the Year by the Kona Soil and Water Conservation district in 1999.

Barbara says that “challenging” is a good word for ranching today, with weather being the number one hurdle. Her beloved Kona has been in perpetual drought. Undaunted, she is developing a drought-resistant strain of cattle. It’s this “can do” attitude as well as her capability, initiative and passion for the paniolo lifestyle she is perpetuating, that has earned Barbara the respect of her fellow paniolo."

Her oral interview provides some great insights into our paniolo heritage ~https://www.hicattle.org/Media/HICattle/Docs/oral-history-interview-barbara-kamilipua-nobriga.pdf

Help us celebrate Daughter Barbara Nobriga and her many accomplishments and contributions to our community—we are truly ...
08/31/2019
Paniolo Preservation Society at Pukalani Stables

Help us celebrate Daughter Barbara Nobriga and her many accomplishments and contributions to our community—we are truly honored and blessed to know her!

Barbara is a long standing member and currently serves as an advisor on our Board of Directors.

Our latest blog post is up! We are going to be honoring Barbara Nobriga at Old Hawaii on Horseback on September 14th from 10am to 1pm at Waikiʻi Ranch, click here to find out why... Have you bought your tickets yet? #oldhawaiionhorseback

08/17/2019
Kama'aina Termite and Pest Control

Mahalo nui to Mike and the team at Kamaʻāina!

Happy Admission Day! We recently fumigated historic Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nu'uanu. Check out the video.

#KamaainaTermite #kamaaina #HawaiiPestControl #fumigation #TermiteInspection #bedbugs #bugs #HawaiiRealtors #HiCentral #HiRealtors #RealEstateHawaii #oahurealestate #luckywelivehawaii #alohastate #fleasticks #homeshow #hawaiirealestate

Huliheʻe Palace
07/14/2019

Huliheʻe Palace

Mahalo piha to Kai ʻŌpua Canoe Club for coming out today to kōkua Kīʻope! ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia.

Hawaiʻi Island members participating in the 200th Commemoration of King Kamehameha.
05/17/2019

Hawaiʻi Island members participating in the 200th Commemoration of King Kamehameha.

What a beautiful morning on May 8 marking the 200th anniversary of the passing of King Kamehameha the Great. Mahalo to all those that came out and joined the procession so early that morning.

Kauaʻi Daughters and Calabash Cousins join the Kauaʻi Museum at their Royal ʻAhaʻaina, celebrating the last rulers of Ka...
05/04/2019

Kauaʻi Daughters and Calabash Cousins join the Kauaʻi Museum at their Royal ʻAhaʻaina, celebrating the last rulers of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau, with the unveiling of Aliʻi ʻAimoku Kaumualiʻi and Mōʻī Wahine Kekaihaʻakūlou!

Mahalo to all who attended the birthday celebration for Kamehameha III at Keauhou Bay last Friday! Hawaii Tribune-Herald...
03/22/2019
Kamehameha III feted

Mahalo to all who attended the birthday celebration for Kamehameha III at Keauhou Bay last Friday! Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today captured key moments of the ceremony and performances in photos.

Halau Ka‘eaikahelelani Kauikeaouli Kuleana dance Friday at Keauhou Bay during a celebration of the anniversary of the birth of Kamehameha III. The Daughters of Hawaii honored the king with a birthday celebration at the sight of his birth with song, hula, chants and hookupu. The Daughters of Hawaii...

Now you can support the Daughters of Hawaiʻi whenever you shop on Amazon! Simply go to smile.Amazon.com and select the D...
12/18/2018
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To learn more about how AmazonSmile works, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page at smile.amazon.com/about. You can also follow our link for detailed instructions to select the Daughters as your charity of choice.

Mahalo for your aloha and amazing support!

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Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

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About the Daughters

The Daughters of Hawai‘i was founded in 1903 by seven progressive women ahead of their time. Born in Hawai‘i, they were citizens of the Hawaiian Kingdom before annexation, and foresaw the inevitable loss of much of the Hawaiian culture. They founded the society “to perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawai‘i and of historic facts, and to preserve the nomenclature and correct pronunciation of the Hawaiian language.”

The Daughters of Hawai‘i is one of the first organizations in Hawai‘i to recognize the importance of historical preservation. Since the early 1900s the Daughters has been distinguished for preserving Hānaiakamalama in Nu‘uanu, commonly known as the Queen Emma Summer Palace, and Hulihe‘e Palace in Kailua-Kona, restoring them with original royal furnishings. The Daughters continue to operate and maintain these Palaces as their principal activity, and owns the birth site of Kamehameha III at Keauhou Bay in Kailua-Kona.

Today, the Daughters of Hawai‘i is a nonprofit corporation with a volunteer Board of Directors overseeing the management and operation of the two Palaces. Membership is open to any woman who is descended from a person who lived in Hawai‘i prior to 1880. In 1986, membership was expanded with the introduction of Calabash Cousins, to include any man or woman who is interested in furthering the purposes of the society.

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Peter and I so wish we could be there this Saturday ! Have a wonderful time
Aloha! Excited for Day at Queen Emma!!
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