Classes At The Palace

Royal History Course 2016

Don’t know much about history? Don’t know much about biography? Don’t know much about the Hawaiian language? If you’ve gone on a Palace tour and want to know more, this course is for you. Our Royal History Course is an introduction to late 19th century Hawaiian history with an emphasis on the Royal Family and Iolani Palace. The $40 fee includes instruction and a class manual. The class will meet on Mondays January 25 to February 22, from 9am-3pm. Although the Royal History Course is part two of the Docent training process, everyone is welcome. No class on Martin Luther King Day which is February 15th, 2016.

The 2016 Spring Royal History Course is scheduled to being January 25th 2016. 

For more information, please contact Docent Educator Zita Cup Choy at 808-522-0822 ext 141 or

Palace Collections historic photos

Hawaiian Quilting

The art of Hawaiian Quilt-making is alive and well at Iolani Palace. Taught by Master quilter John Serrao and and his daughters, Cissy and Rae, quilting sessions are offered Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Participants can join at any time and start at any level. Assistance is provided for new quilters. Fees for first session students is $15, subsequent classes are $6 per person. Classes are held in the lecture room of the Kanaina Building (Old Archives) on the Iolani Palace Grounds.

For more information, see Hawaiian Quilting with Poakalani & Co. or call 808-223-1108.