" The King very graciously conducted a party through the spacious halls and handsome rooms thus affording them a view of some very rich and valuable pieces of furniture and paintings."
- Pacific Commercial Advertiser
June 19, 1884 2:3
King Kalakaua delighted in showing guests his beautiful modern palace; our docents share his story with modern day visitors . If you like to talk story , have an interest in Hawaiian history and enjoy interacting with visitors of all ages and from all nations, please consider becoming a docent. Prior knowledge of Hawaiian history is not required.
Docent training is a three-part procedure.
- Forty hours of Guardian Service(Providing aid to docents)
- Completion of the Royal History Course
- Completion of the Docent Training Course, including weekly reading assignments from the course reading list.
After successful completion of all three parts, you will be a certified Iolani Palace Docent. Some docents have spread their training over several years. For more information, please contact docent educator Zita Cup Choy at 522-0841 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For general volunteer information, call Cindy, our Volunteer Coordinator, at (808) 522-0821, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (HST), Tuesday through Saturday, or e-mail her at email@example.com